With the C 32, Hermle can boast yet another heavyweight in 5-axis / 5-side machining

Maschinenfabrik Berthold Hermle AG

"With the C 32, Hermle can boast yet another heavyweight in 5-axis / 5-side machining" by Maschinenfabrik Berthold Hermle AG

This machining center can handle workpieces up to 1000 kg - very dynamically and working on five axes simultaneously
Designed for daily use and highest standards of precision, the C 32 adapts ergonomically to its operator - ensuring optimal operating comfort, uncomplicated working conditions and easy maintenance. A wide range of thought-through features guarantees highly precise and economical parts manufacturing. The C 32 can mill even difficult-to-machine materials in record time and with perfect precision - even fully automatically and as a flexible manufacturing system. With its presentation of the completely redesigned, all-purpose 5-axis CNC high-performance C 32 U dynamic machining center, Maschinenfabrik Berthold Hermle AG, the specialist for precision machining centers, continues the success story of the C series with universal and 5-axis machining centers. Featuring the proven modified gantry design, the new C 32 U dynamic machining center is an optimum addition to the C series. With traverse paths of X-Y-Z 650/650/500 mm optimally adjusted to the maximum tool size and consistently designed for 5-axis applications, the C 32 U dynamic represents the ideal machining system for applications requiring the greatest accuracy, smallest tolerances and best surface qualities, for example tool and mold manufacturing, medical technology, aviation and aerospace, machine and apparatus construction, engine and auto racing technology and the subcontractor industry. Three axes in the tool and two in the workpiece, the modified, highly stable gantry design manufactured with mineral casting with excellent vibration dampening properties and optimum main axis support, the bearings on both sides and tandem drive of the NC-swiveling rotary table, the quadruple roller guide system and the centrally arranged main drive for the Y axis, and finally the swiveling angle of the A axis with +/- 130° for a total of 260° - with these features the C 32 U dynamic presents basic dynamics in a new dimension and sets the standard worldwide in terms of NC-swiveling rotary table functionality. The space-saving ring-shaped tool magazine integrated into the basic body of the machine works according to the pick-up principle, changes tools very quickly (4.5 seconds chip-to-chip time) and features space for 36 tools with SK40 or HSK A 63 holder even in the standard design. Additional magazines are optionally available with 43, 87 or 160 pockets. This makes it possible to completely machine even highly complex workpieces or entire product families or a wide variety of individual parts without any additional setup processes. Customers can choose between five main spindle drives with up to 29 kW of power, torques up to 200 Nm and speeds of 10000, 18000, 25000 and 42000 rpm. Customers can also select from three variants of tables to meet their specific needs. Both tables are available with torque drive or worm gear, depending on the specific application. The tandem drive in the A axis mentioned above (the table swiveling axis) and the torque drive in the C axis (rotary axis) for NC-swiveling rotary tables ensure not only highly dynamic positioning, but also the shortest non-productive times and reliable fixing in the selected machining position! Other impressive features of the C 32 U dynamic include the operating concept and the largest working area relative to the installation surface based on the proportions of competitive products. The easy accessibility to the working area and thus to clamping systems or workpieces ensures unrestricted handling and working conditions. The design of the working area "without corners or edges" promotes ideal swarf ejection. A hinged belt conveyor or scraper belt conveyor is (optionally) available for swarf transport. Either the Heidenhain iTNC 530 or the Siemens 840 D sl CNC system can be used on the control units. The control panel is a very convenient new feature with a 19" screen that can be rotated up to 30°. Combined with the +/- 100-mm height adjustment range of the control panel and the practical plug-in storage unit, the operating system can be individually adjusted for each user at any time without any need for extensive changeovers. Control units have integrated safety equipment according to category 3 of EN 954-1. The E-Messenger provides immediate information for the user, which increases machine availability and minimizes production downtimes. Should anything go wrong, the remote diagnostics is available to provide the fastest possible help with programming or control problems. Of course the entire range of automation equipment such as pallet change systems, pallet storage systems, complete flexible manufacturing cells including workpiece storage and material flow or complete handling systems and robot solutions are also available with the 5-axis CNC high-performance C 32 U dynamic machining center. Hermle AG is able through its subsidiary Hermle-Leibinger Systemtechnik GmbH to provide everything from a single source and implement turn-key solutions It is advantageous in this regard that the C 32 U dynamic is structured as a "hook machine", has a three-point support, requires no foundation and can also be transported as a whole unit.

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About Maschinenfabrik Berthold Hermle AG

Maschinenfabrik Berthold Hermle AG is a German listed company with its head office in Gosheim auf dem Heuberg in the district of Tuttlingen and is one of the leading manufacturers of milling machines. Globally there are more than 25000 machines in use, mainly at suppliers of medical technology, in the optical industry, in aviation, in the automotive industry and in motor sport.

The most important components are developed and manufactured in Gosheim. Hermle's universal milling machines and machining centres are used for the machining of tools, moulds and series-produced parts.

Hermle produces small to medium-sized three to five-axis milling centres for a wide range of applications.

Even machines for applications with increased demands on precision or machining volumes are manufactured. The different machine models are available with magazine extensions and a pallet changer. Furthermore, various handling systems are offered directly from the manufacturer.

Hermle is all about milling and achieving outstanding results.
This is clearly demonstrated by the slogan "milling at its best". It stands for high-performance, highly innovative machining centres which have risen to a leading position nationally and internationally. It stands for a far-reaching and closely meshed sales and service network and for a worldwide presence.