Starrag conjures up new machine advances

The H Compact is the latest addition to Starrag Heckert's extensive range of machines
The H Compact is the latest addition to Starrag Heckert's extensive range of machines

Starrag will present a host of new technologies that have yet to be seen in the UK at this year’s MACH. With so many machines receiving world premieres at the EMO show in Germany last year, the Starrag stand at MACH will be crammed with innovations.

At the NEC in Birmingham, the Starrag stand will have everything from new machine technologies and virtual showroom platforms to new global market offerings. A meet and greet booth even promises light entertainment with a magician performing on the stand.

At MACH, Starrag will be exhibiting its latest innovations from across the company’s diverse portfolio of high-performance solution-driven machine tools. From the Bumotec product range, the company will present its latest turn/mill product lines that can now also be viewed via its new virtual showroom –

The new Bumotec 191neo, that first made an appearance at EMO, is a complete machining solution that enables manufacturers to produce parts from bars or blanks, and with new generation linear motors, 7-axes and three spindles with five simultaneous axes and up to 90 tools, this new arrival is intended to make an impact with precision engineers.

The impressive new Starrag STC1250-HD defines heavy-duty machining
The impressive new Starrag STC1250-HD defines heavy-duty machining

Designed for stable production with minimum operator intervention, the new 191neo incorporates a new MMI touchscreen interface with a Windows-based PC and a host of additional features and automation solutions.

Also new to the Starrag stable since the previous MACH show, is the new Heckert H Compact Series. This twin pallet horizontal machining centre delivers the benefits of a horizontal configuration with a compact footprint that will appeal to many manufacturers.

Furthermore, the latest Compact Heckert X series is fitted with a trunnion table that provides an impressive high speed/rigid simultaneous 5-axis capability. It can also incorporate a high-speed table for turning with the Heckert T series. Designed with a monobloc mineral cast material base that is vibration-absorbent and rigid, the machine has been designed for extremely high material removal rates.

As expected from Starrag, the machine has a complete range of spindles available from a 30,000rpm option for cutting aluminium through to high-torque or geared spindles for machining titanium, as well as quill spindles for extended reach.

Another newcomer to the Starrag family is the STC1250 HD horizontal machining centre. As the latest addition to the STC Series that has been designed to provide economical machining of the most demanding aerospace structural parts, multi-blades and casings, the STC series provides excellent static and dynamic properties as well as a tried and tested rotatable head.

Starrag will present machines from its diverse portfolio including the H85 horizontal machining centre
Starrag will present machines from its diverse portfolio including the H85 horizontal machining centre

The STC1250 HD offers a 1.25m by 1.25m pallet with a large work envelope for workpiece loads up to 5,000kg on the pallet. This is complemented by an X-, Y- and Z-axis travel of 2.2 x 1.5 x 2.1m with a swing diameter of 2.2m. The STC1250 HD is capable of reducing cycle times from Starrag’s current benchmark by a further 30% on large titanium and Inconel parts for the aerospace and power generation industries – making it a new standard for heavy-duty machining.

The Starrag team will also be keen to present the merits of the new Droop+Rein FOGS HD at MACH 2024. Designed for large components, this is a 6-axis overhead gantry type machining centre available in a variety of dimensions with traverse paths from 3 to 31m in the X-axis, 3 to 6m in the Y-axis and 1.5 to 2.5m in the Z-axis.

The Droop+Rein FOGS HD is an efficient 50 to 100kW powerhouse that delivers high precision with fast and dynamic axes movement and an extremely high torque range from 2,400 to 7,500Nm.

Hall 18, Stand 320

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