The G350a and G550a machine variants offer a number of benefits already familiar to GROB customers from the conventional G-series. Thanks to renowned GROB 5-axis technology, the new universal machining centers promise the best machining quality for single item and series production. At the same time, the basic models are designed today to meet tomorrow's part requirements and guarantee maximum efficiency and flexibility with modularly expandable and fully customizable automation solutions.
The highlight of the new access-series is its short payback time, yet another benchmark for GROB in machine tool construction. High machine availability is combined with significantly reduced costs. These universal machining centers, then, offer the ideal solution for automobile suppliers and customers from the general mechanical engineering, contract manufacture, tool construction, and also the pump and fitting sectors.
"The access machines round out the product range of our G-modules and offer a very attractive entry version of GROB 5-axis machining centers," explained German Wankmiller, Chairman of the Board & CEO of GROB-WERKE.
MORE as standard...
Even in its standard version, the new G350a and G550a basic models come ideally equipped: thanks to the optimum positioning close to the operating point, a stiff spindle axis guarantees absolute accuracy and precision. Combined with the unique overhead machining technique, the machines allow excellent chip fall and reduce the thermal load in the part. The linear guidance system of the reference axis can be optionally equipped with a temperature-controlled cooling function. There are two control variants to choose from – the SIEMENS and HEIDENHAIN* control systems.
The GROB engineers left nothing to chance when it comes to machine safety either: a perfect view of the machining process through a laminated glass safety screen available even in the basic version and a wide-opening work area door allow safe access and ergonomic operations. If assistance is ever required nonetheless, the GROB Service team is remotely connected to the machine worldwide 24/7 to offer first-class support. This service is rounded out by a 24-month guarantee.
Flexibly adjustable to suit every requirement
To take account of the individual challenges and requirements of the various applications down to the last detail, GROB offers various option packages for its new basic models. In addition to the basic machine, which can be equipped with a decentralized work area extraction system and automatic work area door, customers can also select from various options for the tool magazine, cutting fluid systems, software solutions and other accessories.
The automation solutions offered for the G350a and G550a are also impressive: the GROB PSS-R rotary pallet storage system, for example, offers enough space for up to 15 pallets with a small footprint. The facility for a part or pallet clamping system ensures more flexibility and an optional pallet changer meets the requirements for a simple retool during the machining operation. In combination with the customized option packages, the automation solutions ensure optimal part handling and a perfect production process.
With MORE know-how garnered from over 90 years experience with machine tools, the new GROB access-series delivers the ideal solution for cost-effective machining in an outstanding quality. For your sector too!
*available at Q4/2019