30/05/2022

The new SBZ 155: faster, more compact and more flexible!

The profile machining centre points the way to the future of automated CNC machining of aluminium profiles

 

The new top-of-the-range model from elumatec is a breakthrough: as the first 5-axis machine in a gantry design, the SBZ 155 profile machining centre raises the bar for automated CNC machining of aluminium and thin-walled steel profiles. With better performance than ever before and designed entirely to meet customer needs, elumatec customers can accelerate their processes and open up new business segments.

 

The machine is expected to be available from Q1/2023.

 

The SBZ 155 profile machining centre is a top-of-the-range model in a gantry design

that makes 5-axis profile machining easier than ever before.
Picture credit: elumatec AG, Mühlacker, Germany

 

“Our new top-of-the-range model gives industrial and metal construction customers a clear competitive edge,” says elumatec CEO Paolo F. Bianchi. One example is the tool changeover times of the SBZ 155, which are minimised by the high rates of travel of the servo axes to guarantee optimum machining cycles.

 

Customisable equipment options give customers maximum flexibility to make their production processes even more efficient, and optional features include 6-sided machining from below with an angle head and the space-saving gantry drive.

 

    

Spacious and ergonomic: the machining area of the SBZ 155 offers maximum visibility.

Picture credit: elumatec AG, Mühlacker, Germany

 

The gantry design means the SBZ 155 can machine large-volume profiles of up to 1,000 x 380 mm.

Picture credit: elumatec AG, Mühlacker, Germany

 

 

 

The SBZ 155 will be a particular asset for businesses which are thinking big in every sense: its large on-board magazines can be equipped with 14 standard tools, and depending on the individual configuration, up to six special tools and two 200 or 550 mm diameter saw blades can be used.

 

A gantry design and a machining area divided into two zones allow profiles with cross-sections of up to 1,000 x 380 mm to be picked up and passed through, as well as flexible working in shuttle mode. Overall, the SBZ 155 delivers extremely precise machining results even at high rates of travel, while its RPM-regulated spindle ensures high process reliability even with quickly changing loads.

 

 

    

The SBZ 155 has a rotary tool changer at the top of the gantry which reduces changeover times.

Picture credit: elumatec AG, Mühlacker, Germany

 

Clamp insertion position with quick adjustment: adaptive technology allows customers to react promptly.

Picture credit: elumatec AG, Mühlacker, Germany

 

 

Whether it’s automatic length measurement on both sides, tool length measurement, fracture detection or a barcode scanner, the SBZ 155 covers all the specific needs of customers – plus it’s eluCloud ready in order to meet the requirements of Industry 4.0.

 

“It’s future-proof and powerful with a clever design that offers flexibility – that’s what a successful model needs”, says Bianchi.

 

 

The intelligent laser system is always active and reacts according to the active zone to ensure maximum safety.
Picture credit: elumatec AG, Mühlacker, Germany

 

More benefits of the SBZ 155 at a glance:

  • All operations, such as routing, drilling, tapping, thread milling, notching and sawing, are performed while the profile bar is stationary to protect the profile surfaces

  • Fast positioning of the machining unit with up to 100 m/min thanks to dynamic servo drives

  • Autonomous clamp positioning with absolute measurement system

  • Two separate working zones enable machining in shuttle operation. Secure access thanks to protective side fences, light barriers and a central area protection system using lasers

  • 5-axis CNC control with independent CNC for 3D machining, notching and cutting

  • The absolute rotary encoder system means no axis homing is required

  • Remote online maintenance

  • Low power consumption thanks to intelligent control technology


 

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