Citizen Machinery is to launch four new significant products from its 10 Cincom sliding head and Miyano fixed headstock turn-mill product ranges being exhibited on stand E19/F17 in Hall 2 at the EMO 2015 exhibition in Milan.
Amongst the key new products from the Citizen-Cincom range include the ‘icon-reinvented’ world’s top selling L-Series which is now built on a modular platform with improved lift-up access guarding. The new machines will be represented with the series topping 7-axis L32-Xll and the 6-axis L20-Xll both equipped with B-axis for driven tools, a back tool post with Y-axis feed, 40 tool capacity and detachable guide bush. In addition, a 5-axis L12 will feature high speed 15,000 revs/min spindle and 10,000 revs/min driven tools, plus fully automatic part unloading.
A significant launch by Citizen is the new ultra-compact R-series which has, in previous generations, been a best seller for smaller part production in the watch, instrument, connector and PCB industries. Available in 16 models covering RD01 with 1mm and R04 for 4 mm capacitity, configurations are also available in single and double spindle formats and with rotary guide bushes. Both single spindle R04 and double spindle RD01 will be installed on the EMO stand with fast accelerating 20,000 revs/min spindle and maximum machining diameters of 1 mm by 30 mm chucking length and 4 mm by 40 mm respectively. Depending on the variant, machines are available with between 3- and 6-axes and eight and 17 tool positions.
Completing the Citizen line up is the award winning MC20-lll modular multi-station machining cell. Utilising its three modular spindle / tool platen units, the exhibition machine will be demonstrated with an Iemca barfeed enabling simultaneous progressive machining at each integrated unit station. Providing a significantly faster change over and lower investment cost when compared to multi-spindle CNC machines the MC20 also gives high productivity and a lower cost-per-part than single spindle CNC machines.
Citizen-Miyano fixed head turn-mill centres will be represented with four machines. The BNJ-51SY6 is launched providing overlap control on the main 12 station turret with both 15 kW main and 7.5 kW sub-spindles. The new machine can also be set for independent simultaneous machining on the main spindle with the main turret and sub-spindle to sub-six station turret.
The BNA-42GTY with an eight station turret and gang toolpost provides a total of 45 tool positions. This machine can be used for higher productivity balanced cutting and pinch milling in addition to 3-axis overlapped cycles.
Meanwhile, the BNE-51MSY with two 15 kW and 7.5 kW spindles and two turrets sharing 24 driven tool positions will be demonstrating simultaneous machining with three tools using the latest Mitsubishi Superimposition control.
Demonstrating its high speed integrated gantry loading, the GN3200W production cell will be featuring feeding and off-loading the two 2.2 kW 8,000 revs/min spindles serviced from a pair of platen style tool holder units.