In a business environment where efficiency is more important than ever, manufacturers are continually looking for new ways to optimize their production processes. Achieving higher volume at a reasonable per-piece cost without a loss in quality is a common goal across diverse industries, such as the aerospace, defense, automotive, consumer goods, electronics and writing instruments sector.
The Mikron XT-one machining center is the focus of Mikron Machining's AeroDef (March 6-9 in Fort Worth, TX) presence in March . Mikron representatives are ready to demonstrate how Mikron can contribute to improve efficiencies and lower cost-per-part while maintaining high quality standards.
The two independent working spindles of the Mikron XT-one enable it to work alternatively. While one spindle is machining, the other is changing the cutting tool - even at maximum spindle speed. This allows shortest non-productive times with chip to chip of 0.9 s, even at maximum spindle speed.
A simple calculation illustrates the gain in time and cost: With the possibility of four tool-changes per minutes, 470 hours per year are saved, which equals about US$ 30,000 (16h/day, 220 days/year, 15’000 rpm (0.9 versus 3.4 seconds chip to chip time - a 2.5 second difference factor), 80% = 469.3 hours per year with 60 US$ per hour = 28’800 $US).
Product profile Mikron XT-one
The Mikron XT-one machining center is worldwide amongst the most versatile and
precise machines for complex parts.
• Chip to chip of 0.9 sec. even at maximum spindle speed: savings of up to 500 - 2,000
hours of non-productive time per year equals $120,000 per year.
• Two independent spindles (configured as needed 15,000 and 40,000 rpm)
• Two fixtures for parallel operations (machining and loading)
• Simultaneous production of different components possible
• Invest flexible: scale up for production as needed. System expandable to up to four
• Six face machining capability, workpiece size up to approx. 8” cube
Mikron Machining Profile
Mikron Machining is the leading supplier of customized, highly productive machining systems for the manufacturing of complex high-precision components made of metal such as turbocharger housings, injection nozzles, connectors and ballpoint pen tips. Mikron Machining is headquartered in Agno (Switzerland). To date, Mikron Machining has developed and commissioned more than 7,000 machining systems. Its international customers operate in the following markets: automotive supply, electronics and telecommunications, consumer goods, construction/building and pneumatics and hydraulics. Mikron Machining employs about 580 people at its production facilities – Mikron SA Agno (Switzerland, headquarters) and Mikron GmbH Rottweil (Germany) – and its sales and service company Mikron Corp. Monroe (USA).
Mikron Corp. Monroe
200 Main Street
P.O. Box 268
USA-Monroe, CT 06468
Phone +1 203 261 31 00
Fax +1 203 268 47 52