Swiss CNC

Description

ZPS America LLC  announces its newest Swiss CNC, the ZPS Swiss. ZPS has designed the Swiss CNC by combining traditional mechanical knowledge with the most up-to-date developments. The ZPS Swiss series covers the range from 3 to 32 mm bar diameter. The rigid, European-built machine is designed for continuous or series production of precision turned parts. Solid base casting ensures maximum rigidity and stability.

The Swiss style turning centers provide outstanding accuracy and quality surface finish conditions for precision parts.  The machines are equipped with the GE Fanuc 160i control systems and drives that are capable of handling up to 12 controlled axes.

The specially developed programming software, Swiss Plus, simplifies the programming so the programmer takes in consideration only the X- and Z-axes during programming just as on typical two-axis CNC lathes.

Swiss Plus operates with Windows and offers user-friendly programming specially adapted for simultaneous operations.  Each machining operation is individually programmed in ISO code with graphic interface and tool library.  Swiss Plus generates the part program by taking into consideration the machine kinematics and machine requirements. The Swiss Plus, integrated in the Fanuc 18i controls, or programmed off line, ensures the full benefit from ZPS Swiss’ performance.

It's possible to machine a part with up to 4 tools cutting simultaneously. The sliding headstock provides up to 250 mm stroke that enables part machining in succession at one collet clamping as well as the machining of long parts with small diameter.

There are 23 tool stations and 14 stations can be driven, so the machine can finish the most complex parts that are otherwise machined in several operations.  The use of two identical spindles increases machining capacity in rear slide operations and enables
evacuation of long parts (more than 250 mm) through the subspindle.

The extraordinarily rigid structure of the cast steel machine base provides optimum machining conditions.  Right from machine set up to production, ZPS Swiss’ ergonomics and accessibility increase productivity.

Three live spindles may be fitted on the rear tool rack for cross drilling and tapping as well as milling with the Y-axis.  Multiple  live spindles also enable high-speed drilling, polygon
turning or thread and slot-milling.  Two axial and three transversal live spindles may be fitted on the rear machining unit in order to work via the subspindle.

Out of the 24 tools available at least 16 can be driven.

Specs

  • covers the range from 3 to 32 mm bar diameter
  • solid base casting
  • capable of handling up to 12 controlled axes
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