Comau, a manufacturer of flexible, automatic systems and integrating products, processes and services, has released SmartDriveComau 800L, a machining center the company said is designed to answer the needs of the automotive sector and its demands for fast, precise and flexible mechanical processes.
SmartDriveComau 800L is a horizontal machining center that covers primary manufacturing needs, both as a single machining center or integrated within a highly flexible production line, Comau said. This machine, the latest from Comau Powertrain Machining & Assembly, is a new generation of a model already largely used in the market.
SmartDriveComau 800L is equipped with linear motors, which the firm said guarantees more competitive cycle times, thanks to its high processing speed. This method decreases the number of machining centers required, Comau claimed, resulting in a reduced cost per piece. It also reduces the space occupied by the machines, thereby optimizing the plant layout, the company said.
The new center can perform processes with flexibility, thanks to its circular interpolation, Comau said, allowing the machining of bores with a standard high-speed cutter. It uses the same tool for manufacturing bores of different dimensions, which Comau said saves time and costs. Its renovated ergonomic design, compared to previous models, ensures easier and faster management and maintenance, according to the firm.
The operator can interact with the machine more easily because of the Get Help icon, Comau said, resulting in reduced time required for diagnostics and, consequently, optimizing production.
The SmartDriveComau 800L is available in a minimum quantity lubrication version that helps meet market needs of processes with low environmental impact, and to operate in compliance with the machining modalities of lean manufacturing, the company said, in which through-tool oil mist replaces the coolant traditionally required by the cutting process..
The new design of the working chamber allows a more efficient disposal of shavings, Comau claimed, while the vacuum and air filtration system guarantees more internal cleanness. The MQL version includes an integrated system to monitor the temperature of the pieces and the machine, which guarantees greater process quality and the complete conformity of the pieces, Comau said. The design saves 15 percent more energy than previous versions, the company said.
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