New Technologies at DMG/Mori Seiki Open House

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DMG/MORI SEIKI welcomed around 5,000 visitors in February to the Open House at DECKEL MAHO Pfronten, Germany. On top of the exhibition program with its 60 high-tech machines in operation, among them five world premieres, an attractive series of seminars and lectures was on offer. Russ Willcutt, editor of Wind Systems and Gear Solutions magazines, was numbered among the guests. “I was particularly impressed by the WindCarrier turbine developed by GILDEMEISTER that was featured prominently at the facility’s entrance,” he says (above).

As the largest supplier of the GILDEMEISTER group, DECKEL MAHO Pfronten GmbH provided the perfect setting for presenting the innovative machine program. Combining innovative technologies and the worldwide as well as highly qualified sales and service network, DMG/MORI SEIKI offers customers a unique range of services in the field of chip-producing manufacturing technologies. This is also demonstrated by the company exhibition at DECKEL MAHO Pfronten. Among the 60 machine tools, which will be presented live in operation by the manufacturer team, the trade visitors will come across numerous technological innovations.

Users in the machining industry are faced with the challenge of increasing efficiency and productivity. For this reason, machine tools must be powerful as well as versatile and flexible. The highlight in the field of horizontal centers is the new DMC 60 H linear, which is characterized by high precision and is furthermore extremely fast and dynamic. Another interesting feature of this new development is the option to also perform give-axis machining with a swivel rotary table.

The impressive exhibition also features the new NHX 4000 in the field of horizontal centers from the cooperation partner Mori Seiki. The horizontal machining center can in future be optionally equipped with the Siemens 840D solutionline or the MAPPS IV control, whereby DECKEL MAHO Pfronten GmbH has in the meantime started production for the European market within the scope of DMG and Mori Seiki’s cooperation. Mori Seiki itself will emphasise the impressive range of new possibilities in the field of horizontal machining centres with its larger horizontal centres NHX5000, NHX5500, and NHX6300.

An impressive example for the milling-turning competence of DECKEL MAHO is the DMU 85 FD monoBLOCK®, which attracted a lot of interest from the trade visitors. Furthermore, the universal machining center DMC 65 monoBLOCK® with pallet changer is another example for the fascinating possibilities of the up to five-axis simultaneous machining in production.

The fourth new development in the league of world premieres is the DMU 80 eVo with pallet changer from DECKEL MAHO Seebach. To the usual excellent milling performance of this machine generation more impressive features are added such as the fast changeover cycles for short idle times and extremely compact construction for minimal space requirements.

The quintet of world premieres is completed by the new CTX beta 800 4A from GILDEMEISTER Drehmaschinen GmbH. Decisive features are the usage of two turrets in combination with the integrated cross stroke of the counter spindle tailstock combination. Innovative details like the “TRIFIX” precision interface for minimum tool setup times or the DirectDrive (to be integrated optionally) round off the positive overall picture.

The cooperation partner Mori Seiki impressed its visitors above all with the performance of its turning and milling machines from the new X-class, which already caused a stir at the EMO in Hanover. The NLX2500SY/700 targets the field of classic universal turning, which is however complemented by the possibilities of complex milling with powered tools based on BMT® technology. Furthermore, turning without limits and milling with B-axis in one setup is the domain of the NTX series. Within this context, the NTX1000 focuses on highly accurate complete machining of smaller components for example in the field of medical engineering, while the NTX2000/1500SZ with counter spindle and bottom turret as second tool mount sets new standards in flexible machining of complex precision components.

However, the professional competence of DMG/MORI SEIKI is not just reflected in the machine tools presented at the open house. In 10 technology seminars, customers and trade visitors were introduced to future-oriented topics in more detail, amongst others from the fields of five-axis machining, aerospace, automotive HBZ, or LASERTEC.

The topic of energy efficiency additionally ran like a thread throughout the open house. More fuel-efficient machine technologies, energy-saving manufacturing processes, and automatic shutdown routines are just as popular as new software tools and service products for a sustainable increase of energy efficiency in developing, manufacturing, and using machine tools. DMG/MORI SEIKI regards itself as directly responsible to support and promote the trend toward environmentally oriented usage of resources together with their customers. Learn more at www.dmgmoriseiki.com.