MAG (www.mag-ias.com) is proud to announce the release of the new HyperMach™ GTi series five-axis titanium aerospace profiler for efficient processing of large parts like door edge frames, spars and bulkheads, or nested part groups. The company will showcase a new HyperMach H4000 GTi with hard-metal cutting demonstrations using the latest five-axis HSK100A 6000rpm/850Nm high-torque geared spindle.
The five-axis HyperMach GTi series, which is developed for high-output machining of larger monolithic titanium aerospace parts, turns the profiler concept on the side in a fixed-column, traveling table arrangement. Its modular machine design is also available with part capacities from 6.6×13.1 ft (“2×4 m”) to 6.6×26.3 ft (“2×8 m”). Unlike other T-type machine designs – which require frequent re-alignment and lose up to 80% of their stiffness to maintain accuracy – the patented structural link of HyperMach GTi gives lock-up between the column and the X-axis table base to give stiffness for aggressive cuts in the upper limits of the workzone.
Its X-axis table/pallet receiver gives feed rates up to 2000 inches/min (“50 m/min”), while the Y-axis can reach vertical speeds up to 1378 inches/min (“35 m/min”) to minimize parasitic time. Water-cooled servo motors can be used on X, Y and Z axes of the GTi series machines to maximize performance for high deceleration/acceleration and feed rates and to eliminate thermal influence of the motors on positioning accuracy. Its spindle carrier rotates at 10 rpm (“60 degrees/sec”) in A and C axes, which is powered by worm/wheel drives. The scale/encoder feedback on all five axes gives accuracy above the capabilities of other horizontal machines, and the optional Volumetric Error Compensation package from MAG can enhance the GTi series machine’s volumetric performance by 50% or more. The machines come standard with the 72-tool magazine, which is field expandable from 110 to 142 tools.