Third trade fair appearance for Grob at MACH 2022

Following its show debut in 2014, the Grob Group will be making its third appearance at MACH 2022 in April.

On a joint stand shared with tooling specialist Guhring, the company will be running a live machining demonstration on a G550 Generation 2 5-axis universal machining centre. The machining of the part, an aluminium die and mould component, will showcase the tool length available on Grob machines – which the company describes as ‘unsurpassed’.  

The machine at the show will feature the Grob4Pilot control system, a 16,000rpm spindle, HSK-A63, with torque of 206Nm and output of 32kW (40% ED).

The second generation of Grob universal machines is characterised by a modern machine design and several new features that will provide a range of advantages for customers. The versatility of the machine concept is extended further with the G550 – Generation 2. Its hallmarks are high dynamic performance and stability as well as a much narrower design and a marked reduction in chip-to-chip time.

The maximum tool length has been increased to 700mm and the number of HSK-A63 tools within the machine has been extended to 137. A further impressive feature of the G550 Generation 2 is its ergonomically designed tool loading point at the operator end of the machine. The second generation of the G550 is also characterised by its highly efficient chip evacuation capabilities which prevents the build-up of heat in the machine through chips being left on the workpiece or on the clamping mechanism.

Through their innovative machine concept, Grob 5-axis universal machining centres offer almost unlimited possibilities for machining workpieces spanning a wide range of materials. Whether for the aerospace industry, machine manufacturing, the tool and die industry, the automotive sector or medical technology, Grob universal machines are optimally designed with accuracy, versatility and flexibility in mind offering excellent visibility in the working envelope, high process reliability, cost-effectiveness and long service life

The second generation of Grob universals is marked by a reduction in machine footprint. Through a repositioning of the tool magazine, the company was able to reduce the machine width from 2,450mm to 2,000mm. In addition, the tool capacity now comprises 60 slots, which can easily be increased to 120 slots with the double disk machine.

Grob Machine Tools UK is the oldest Grob subsidiary and was founded as a sales and aftersales service subsidiary in 1990. Headquartered in Birmingham, major British automotive manufacturers such as the Ford engine plant in Dagenham and the BMW facility in Hams Hall have been customers from the outset.

In 2015, the first universal machine was supplied to the aerospace industry for the production of aluminium structural components. At the time, this application served as a reference project in aviation – an important market from a strategic point of view. Today, over 50% of all Grob universal machines sold are now supplied to customers in the aerospace sector.

Grob Machine Tools UK
www.grobgroup.com
Hall 19, Stand 211

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