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Examples for successful applications in the machine tools sector

Special energy supply system solutions for machine tools

Use of energy chains in machine tools for special application types
Other interesting applications at a glance

energy chains for microassembly

Extreme demands on availability and durability

energy chains for microassembly    

3D plasma cutting heads

Having the ability to move in all directions, 3D energy chains permit axes to swivel continuously.

3D plasma cutting heads    

Machining centre

The highest possible flexibility when milling and drilling in a single step.

Machining centre    

Tooling machine

Chip protection in tight work spaces in a machine tool.

Tooling machine    

Combination machines

The manufacturer relies on the very thick RX-tube for supply so that the performance data of the universal machine for milling and drilling remains correct in the long run.

Combination machines    

energy chains for long travels

This horizontal turning machine is equipped with the new energy chains solution Guidelok for long, unsupported travels in the chip area.

energy chains for long travels    

CNC machining center

High-temperature energy tubes for CNC machining centers withstand high temperatures and defy the ubiquitous flying chips.

CNC machining center    

CNC-Machining centre

Lightweight, robust and do not require polymer bearings are installed in machine tools and machining centres across a large range of industries.

CNC-Machining centre    

Machining center

The focus here was on protecting the cables from dirt, chips and coolants during fast movements.

Machining center    

Gantry machine tool

This gantry machine tool can be moved over 19 metres.

Gantry machine tool    

Multi-spindle machining center

In this application, a two-spindle horizontal machining center was equipped with particularly silent and low-vibration energy supply systems.

Multi-spindle machining center    

Machining center

Top condition even after 9 years - Preassembled energy supply systems for precision machines working under tough environmental conditions

Machining center    

CNC grinding machine

Incidental grinding residues and the used oil cannot influence the energy supply systems.

CNC grinding machine    

Gear-grinding machine

This application showed that a vertical stroke of more than one metre and a swivellingrange of 270° can be implemented in the limited installation space of the grinding headin a gear-grinding machine.

Gear-grinding machine    

Cutting tool

The igus® e-chain® E6 demonstrates its strengths inthe case of this cutting tool.

Cutting tool    

Machine tools

The modules are made of a cable-preserving plastic with high frictional resistance.

Machine tools    

Laser cutting machines

Because of the high demands on dynamics, the energy chain had to be stable, strong and not too heavy. The chain experiences very high lateral acceleration particularly on the Y-axis.

Laser cutting machines    

Streetcar switches

The applied material repels chips with temperatures up to 850° C without leaving a trace.

Streetcar switches    

Machine tool manufacture

From special design to standard model - Preassembled energy supply systems reduce the costs in machine tool making in the long term.

Machine tool manufacture    

Machining center

The ready-to-install assembled energy supply system is perfectly aligned to the high demands of the machine tool industry.

Machining center    

Wood-sawing machines

Unlike in former times, the Homag-Sawtech AG has virtually no more complaints.

Wood-sawing machines    

Special machine construction

For this milling machine only energy chains were considered that could satisfy the complex requirements occasioned by the high feed rates and the bend radii.

Special machine construction    

Applications with readychain®

readychain® in various industries and applications

Applications with readychain®    

Machine tool manufacture

Plastic plain bearings in application in machine tool manufacture at Deckel Maho Gildemeister.

Machine tool manufacture    

E4/light

E4/light in various industries and applications

E4/light    

Standing installation

High accelerations also possible in "standing" installation.

Standing installation    

Vibration reducing

The special structure of the chain link and the small division grant an extremely quiet and low-vibration operation of the chain.

Vibration reducing    

Conveyor chain

Application of drylin® W for the guidance of a conveyor chain for goods.

Conveyor chain    

Filling-shoe mechanism in a compaction unit

Application of drylin® R linear plain bearings for a filling shoe mechanism of a compaction unit.

Filling-shoe mechanism in a compaction unit    

Positioning of milling heads

The positioning of milling heads is done with drylin® SHT linear slide table in this plant which manufactures aluminum window frames.

Positioning of milling heads    

Grinding machine

Application of drylin® T for adjustment of the pressing roller and the compensation of the imbalance of the grinding tools.

Grinding machine    

Parting-off grinder

Application of drylin® R for the guidance of the cutting table

Parting-off grinder    

Electrical actuator

For extremely varied format adjustments: drylin® SHT spindle lift table.

Electrical actuator    

Toothed belt unit with guide system

The toothed belt unit with the drylin® N guide system is suited for highly dynamic applications.

Toothed belt unit with guide system    

Door guide of machine tools

Smooth and silent operation due to drylin® in the doors of the machine tool.

Door guide of machine tools    

Machine tool door

Affordable and dirt-resistant door guide in a machine tool.

Machine tool door    

Tool changer chain

The enormous cost advantages compared to standard commercial metallic rolled bushings as well as an extreme resistance to wear distinguish iglidur® D.

Tool changer chain    

Mounting station

The pivoting and linear feed movement is implemented by means of drylin® linear guides and igubal® spherical bearing components.

Mounting station    

Concrete pipe cutter

Concrete cutting machine in extremely heavy-duty operation since three years free of maintenance.

Concrete pipe cutter    

Chain magazines

With the better material we also save around 60 percent in costs.

Chain magazines    

CNC automatic lathes

Pre-assembled e-chain systems® increase machine availability in CNC automatic lathes.

CNC automatic lathes    

Milling machine

Another great project with five students is under way at the Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management (iwb), Technical University of Munich.

Milling machine    

More examples

Easy triflex®

 

Tool presetting with DMG's AIRMATRIX

E6 system

 

Horizontal and standing installation on the portal robot reduces noise level and vibrations. Large unsupported length for quick movements.

E2 system

 

E2 tubes in an area with hot chips in a machine tool. Chip-repellant up to 850° C.

triflex® R

 

triflex® R in the workroom of a machine tool.

Super-aluminum trough

 

For safe guidance: E-Tube with over 20 m travel in machine tool.

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