‘Hydrostatic guideways will revolutionise titanium machining’ – Starrag

At EMO, Starrag says it is set to revolutionise titanium machining performances with its new ultra-rigid and robust STC 1250 HD horizontal machining centre, the first machine in its large-capacity class with hydrostatic guideways for zero friction/non-stick/slip movements.

According to the manufacturer, the machine – one of the highlights on Starrag’s EMO stand, offers reduced roughing times by up to 50%, a reduction in overall machining times by up to 30% and a 33% decrease in energy consumption during machining.

Additional benefits include more dynamic finishing and therefore more precise parts courtesy of higher acceleration and jerk rates, plus frictionless/no micro-vibration in the X-axis. Hydrostatic guideways also mean reduced maintenance demands compared to conventional box guideways.

While full details of the new machine will be available at the show, recent demonstrations not only showed how the hydrostatic guideways enable the 12-tonne column to be easily moved by hand, but they also proved the machine’s impressive machining performance.

Using porcupine, face and Starrag’s own manufactured solid carbide milling tools on a Ti6A14V frame door forging measuring 80mm deep x 300mm wide and 1,220mm long, the machine also achieved roughing cuts up to four times deeper than would be traditionally obtained.

The STC 1250 HD will be on view at EMO alongside a representative selection of Starrag products from the Berthiez, Bumotec, Dörries, Droop+Rein, Ecospeed, Heckert, Scharmann, SIP and Starrag ranges.

As always, Starrag will be showing how its ethos of ‘Engineering precisely what you Value’ benefits customers of every size in all industry sectors throughout the world.

Hall 12, Stand B50



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