Video: Horizontal Profiler For Aerospace Machining
An alternative to the typical profiler design, this machine saves labor by allowing chips to fall out of the way.
This video shows how the HyperMach H4000 5-axis profiler from MAG Cincinnati turns the typical aerospace profiler concept on its side. With gravity clearing chips from the cutting zone, the design eliminates the labor that is needed for chip control on vertical profilers. The machine is available as a configurable stand-alone profiler, but the design also allows for expansion into automated, multi-machine cell operation with a rail-guided vehicle interface and pallet staging under control of the company’s “MAG Cincron” cell controller.
The video shows a three-machine automated cell with offline roll-down load station, pallet storage, pass-thru and RGV. MAG Cincinnati offers a configuration CD to prospective users to help them evaluate different layouts.
The standard machine features a 2 x 4 meter pallet, but options range up to 2 x 8 meters. Various spindle options are available for processing aluminum and titanium. With a fixed column and table base locked together on four corners, the company says the H4000's design ensures stiff, precise alignment and cutting performance at any point on the pallet. The cutting zone is fully enclosed for dry-floor operation, and it is serviced by a large chip conveyor to handle high volumes from aluminum plate and forgings. The machine and support systems can be installed on flat floors, without the need for a foundation pit unless this is desired.
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