A full spectrum of machining technology from XYZ – MACH 2022

The brand new XYZ SS 65 sub-spindle turning centre
The brand new XYZ SS 65 sub-spindle turning centre

With so much to experience from XYZ Machine Tools at MACH 2022, the company has taken the decision to expand its presence with a second stand (Hall 17, Stand 200) that will be used to introduce the latest innovation in toolroom machining centres that claims to ‘revolutionise’ the transition from bed mill to machining centres.

However, XYZ’s main stand (Hall 18, Stand 130) will not be short of new products with several machines making their UK exhibition debuts including the brand new XYZ SS 65 sub-spindle lathe, a first for XYZ Machine Tools and one that is generating lots of interest due to its capability and competitive pricing.

Introduced due to demand from customers looking for increased productivity and reduced spindle downtime the XYZ SS 65 features a 16.5kW, 4,000rpm main spindle with 65mm bar capacity and 200mm diameter chuck as standard. This is complemented by the 11kW, 5,000rpm sub-spindle, with a 52mm bore and 150mm chuck.

The German-built Sauter 12-position turret has live tooling at every station, with 100mm (±50mm) Y-axis travel. Contouring is facilitated by the C-axis on both spindles which are equipped with a brake to allow substantial milling cuts to take place. Maximum turned diameter is 380mm and the Z-axis travel is 520mm, providing a significant working envelope. Control is courtesy of the Siemens 828D ShopTurn 15-inch touchscreen control.

Also making its MACH debut is the XYZ Proturn RLX 780 lathe. While not new to the range the sheer scale of this machine has precluded it from being shown before. Weighing in at 8,600kg the machine features a swing over the bed of 780mm (1,090mm in the gap) and a distance between centres of 3,000mm. Control is via the latest RLX ProtoTRAK system with touchscreen interface.

Other machines at MACH 2022 include the entry-level ProtoTRAK mill, the KMX 2000, a selection of RMX ProtoTRAK bed mills and RLX ProTURN lathes. Linear rail and heavy-duty and high-speed vertical machining centres will be well represented with an XYZ 1060 HS machine equipped with a Detron 5-axis system.

Turning centres on show will be the CT52 LR with linear rail technology and, the SS 65 sub-spindle lathe. Completing the exhibits will be the UMC-5X cost-effective simultaneous 5-axis machining centre.

The stand will also feature four standalone pendants with RLX and RMX ProtoTRAK controls. These will be available to highlight the ease of use of the ProtoTRAK system and emphasise how this control can simplify production and increase productivity and profitability. 

XYZ’s range of machines offers customers a natural route of progression from manual through to multi-axis machining and turning centres.

That progression will be further enhanced with the arrival of two brand new and innovative groups of machining centres. The XYZ TMC (Toolroom Machining Centre) series and RMX 2-OP. Both will be unveiled at MACH on stand 17-200.

XYZ’s TMC range of machining centres will debut at MACH
XYZ’s TMC range of machining centres will debut at MACH

The four machines in the TMC range are fully equipped 3-axis machining centres based on the popular linear rail vertical machining centres from XYZ and are available as 500, 750, 1000 and 1600 variants, with the number referencing the machine’s X-axis travel. Central to the development of the TMC series is the use of the ProtoTRAK RMX control system with its touchscreen interface giving access to many easy-to-use programming tools.

For those familiar with XYZ’s ProtoTRAK bed mills the TMC series machines can be fitted with optional electronic handwheels on all axes so users can operate the machine as if it were a bed mill, using the DRO facility for manual machining.

The second new machining centre – the XYZ 2-OP – is brought fully up to date with the latest RMX ProtoTRAK control. With a footprint of just 775mm x 1,380mm and the ability to relocate to anywhere in the machine shop that it is needed to relieve pressure on other machines by carrying out second operation work, the RMX 2-OP is a highly versatile and flexible machine tool.

The use of the RMX ProtoTRAK control further simplifies programming to gain maximum efficiency. While retaining many features that made ProtoTRAK the success it is, the latest version adds even more capability such as Enhanced ProtoTRAK Assistance (EPA), giving instant access to in-depth help at any point in the programming/operating procedure.

Additional new features include Auto Geometry Engine (AGE) offering CAD capability within the control, and Adaptive Toolpath, which can drastically reduce cycle times on complex milling cycles. The control also comes with the option of adding a DXF Converter.

“With close to 15,000 ProtoTRAK controlled mills and lathes installed in the UK extending the use of this versatile, flexible and productivity enhancing control will be a relatively straightforward step for many toolroom, low volume production environments,” says Nigel Atherton, XYZ’s managing director.

XYZ Machine Tools
Hall 18, Stand 130 and Hall 17, Stand 200

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