Welcome to the future! Breton’s latest machine, the Ultrix 1200 EVO, is the natural evolution of our Ultrix and Xceeder families with double the workspace of its predecessors yet an overall reduced footprint of 30%. Designed to meet the exacting standards of machining for the aerospace industry, it features a vertical spindle that allows for swift and easy positioning of work pieces and a rotating trunnion table that affords enhanced accessibility as well as easy removal of chips by rotating the A axis.
Offering unparalleled dynamics for high-productivity, 5-axis machining of aluminum components, the Ultrix 1200 EVO features a thermo-symmetric design to reduce and better control structural deformations due to temperature effects. Plus, all of its heating sources are cooled to avoid heat transfer to other components.
The Ultrix’s foundation is produced using Metalquartz®, a Breton patent, that is stronger and better than cast iron both from the standpoints of rigidity and vibration dumping, while the entire work area is covered with stainless steel. The result is a workspace that is light, easy to clean and virtually impervious to chip wear. All of the axes on the Ultrix 1200 EVO are pressurized as well, in order to avoid contamination.
Thanks to an innovative 600 Nm spindle and hydrostatic RAM, the Ultrix is capable of supporting heavy machining operations with minimal vibration dumping. Turning bar performance has been increased, thanks to a new available length of 17.7 inches, and it can be fitted with Capto C8 or HSK-T100 turning tools. The A axis is driven by two powerful torque motors and can be clamped using a double high torque brake, one on each side. A torque motor with capacity up to 450 RPM and 4500 Nm drives the turning table.
From the operator’s perspective, the Ultrix 1200 EVO offers unrivaled advantages and ease of use as well. All the machine’s components involved in preventive maintenance are grouped together in an easily accessible area, and tool change is managed automatically from the front of the machine. Different types of tool holders, including Capto and HSK, can also be managed automatically on the milling spindle, turning bar and angular heads.
One or two angular heads can be stored in the back of the machine with automatic loading and downloading, plus assembly with the RAM is based on a hydraulic clamping system which allows the Ultrix to transfer the full torque and power of the spindle.
CN on the Ultrix 1200 EVO can be adjusted both for height and inclination in order to increase the operator’s comfort, plus piece accessibility has been improved to allow the operator to get within .6 inches from the turning table. The machine’s roof can also be completely opened to easily load fixtures and pieces.
In short, Breton’s new Ultrix 1200 EVO and its sister machine, the Xceeder 1400 for milling, are the largest and most advanced of their types in today’s market and are designed to give companies accessibility and performance never before available in the aerospace market. Unparalleled productivity without compromises. That’s the Breton way.