The STAR CUTTER CO. NXT five-axis tool grinder is a versatile five-axis CNC machine with a small footprint and a large grind zone. Designed in a modular fashion that offers quick adaptation to application requirements, the NXT’s mechanical, software, and automation features and functions have been updated.
Mechanical improvements to the NXT design provide higher system rigidity and improved contamination containment, as well as wash down bed and coolant boost pump upgrade options. The machine’s control software now features the latest Flexium Tools with NUMROTO 4.2.0, as well as an innovative solution for freeform grinding using ESPRIT CAD/CAM capability with 3D simulation and special capability for medical components.
The updated automation package accommodates denser pallet arrays for improved lot sizes and runtime while delivering smoother robot operation and better repeatability. Additionally, the system can now adapt to multiple part profiles to be produced within a single run. An optional laser marking system has also been integrated for automated tool marking, in addition to many other new features.
Standard and custom options for process enhancement are available, including a new clearance-optimized flip-up and air-actuated tailstock and new work holding solutions. Real-time tracking of temperatures, spindle hours, bearing travel distances have been added for improved preventative maintenance functionality.
The NXT five-axis Tool Grinder has a 6.5 by 7.5 ft footprint with a 30.2x19.9x25.6-in. (LxWxH) grinding zone and the ability to run tools up to 10-in. in diameter. It has an optional 28-kW synchronous spindle capable of 20,000 RPM and FANUC robot automation with 0.196- to 1.250-in. (5- to 32-mm) gripper assembly, as well as best-in-class NUMROTO grinding software. Backed by application support, the Star Cutter NXT grinders are designed, manufactured, and serviced in the United States. Learn more at www.starcutter.com
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