G550 : GROB-WERKE GmbH & Co. KG

G550

5-axis universal machining center
The G550 machining center guarantees the best milling technology and extremely stable and precise cutting of practically all materials.
Benefit from the process reliability, efficiency and durability of our unique machine concept and trust in the GROB G550 for a dependable manufacturing facility.
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Aerospace
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Mechanical engineering
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Automotive
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Energy technology
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Die and Mold Industries
Technical data
Working travels
800/1,020/970
in X-/Y'-/Z-axis (mm)
Max. speeds
90/50/90
in X-/Y'-/Z-axis (m/min)
Interference diameter
900
(mm)
All technical data
Chip-to-chip time t1
2.9
according to VDI 2852 (s) relative to speed (rpm)
Positioning accuracy
0.006
in X-/Y'-/Z-axis (mm)
Table diameter
770
(mm)
Table load
700/800
with/without pallet (kg)
Total weight
25,700/27,900
without/with pallet changer (kg)
Tool length for single disk-type tool magazine
465
HSK-A63 (mm)
Tool length for double disk-type tool magazine
465/280/700
HSK-A63 (bottom/top/over both disks) (mm)
The benefits at a glance
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Unique machine concept
Horizontal spindle position

The horizontal spindle position permits the longest possible Z-travel path and optimum chip fall.

Maximum stability

The unique arrangement of the three linear axes minimizes the distance between the guides and the machining point (TCP), lending the machine considerable stability.

Tunnel concept

The tunnel concept allows the largest possible component – even in the case of with extremely long tools – to be swiveled and machined within the work area without collision.

Large swivel range

Three linear and two rotary axes permit 5-sided machining, as well as 5-axis simultaneous interpolation, with a swivel range of 230 degrees in the A'-axis and 360 degrees in the B'-axis.

Pure technology in the smallest space
Disk-type tool magazine

Fast tool change through an intelligent magazine to motorized spindle arrangement

Horizontal motorized spindle

For meeting the toughest cutting requirements

Tilting rotary table

Almost limitless machining potentials thanks to the largest possible swivel range

Chip disposal

Uninterrupted part machining with chip disposal by a scraper-type conveyor

Machine bed

Intrinsically stiff welded design for optimum machine rigidity

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Disk-type tool magazine

Fast tool change through an intelligent magazine to motorized spindle arrangement

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Horizontal motorized spindle

For meeting the toughest cutting requirements

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Tilting rotary table

Almost limitless machining potentials thanks to the largest possible swivel range

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Chip disposal

Uninterrupted part machining with chip disposal by a scraper-type conveyor

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Machine bed

Intrinsically stiff welded design for optimum machine rigidity

G550 – For high-precision cutting
See for yourself the quality of the G550 and experience our 5-axis machining center in the video.
Typical machining operations
Aluminium part
Dimensions of raw material (mm)650x110x32
IndustryAerospace
MaterialF7050
Machining time10 minutes
Motorized spindle16,000 rpm
Power/torque32 kW/206 Nm
Suspension
Dimensions of raw material (mm)330x250x100
IndustryAutomotive
MaterialAluminium
Machining time68 minutes
Motorized spindle16,000 rpm
Power/torque32 kW/206 Nm
Centrifugal compressor
Dimensions of raw material (mm)Ø 500x165
IndustryEnergy technology
MaterialStainless steel
Motorized spindle16,000 rpm
Power/torque32 kW/206 Nm
Drill bit
Dimensions of raw material (mm)Ø300x350
IndustryMechanical engineering
MaterialSteel
Motorized spindle16,000 rpm
Power/torque32 kW/206 Nm
Die and Mold
Dimensions of raw material (mm)296x296x110
IndustryDie and Mold Industries
MaterialTool steel
Machining time7 hours
Motorized spindle30,000 rpm
Power/torque53 kW/63 Nm

Tilting rotary tables

Various tilting rotary table versions are available for the G550, depending on the requirement. The powerful rotary tables are based on the latest torque motor technology and offer optimized dynamics.

Tilting rotary tables A'-/B'-axis

Choose between tilting rotary tables with T-grooves arranged in parallel (standard),as well as tilting rotary tables with pallet clamping system (option).

Spindle versions

Besides the broad range of spindles, the motorized spindles designed and produced by GROB itself are the preferred choice for optimized process design. These are optimally matched to the G550 and have optimized quality features.

Motorized spindle versions
  • HSK-A63, 47 Nm, 12,000 rpm(standard)
  • HSK-A63, 83 Nm, 12,000 rpm
  • HSK-A63, 206 Nm, 16,000 rpm
  • HSK-A63, 47 Nm, 18,000 rpm
  • HSK-A63, 47 Nm, 21,000 rpm
  • HSK-A63, 63 Nm, 30,000 rpm
  • HSK-A100, 575 Nm, 9,000 rpm
  • HSK-A100, 340 Nm, 10,000 rpm
  • HSK-A100, 344 Nm, 6,000 rpm
Motorized spindle with cross-feed

The GROB motorized spindle with cross-feed allows complex internal and external contours to be manufactured with controllable tools. This spindle offers convincing system rigidity, high cutting speeds for machining contours and low tool costs. There are no additional interference contours on the motorized spindle and no need for referencing.

GROB Spindle Diagnostics (GSD)

GROB spindle diagnostics is a system that automatically monitors the condition of the motorized spindle. Benefits are a prolonged motorized spindle useful life, reduced tool wear and scheduled maintenance.

GROB Chip-in-Spindle Detection System (SiS)

This system is able to detect at an early stage tool clamping faults caused by chips between the plain surface and the spindle nose from 10 μm. So the machining process is optimized and rejects and damage are avoided.

Tool magazine

GROB tool magazine technology is set apart by fast chip-to-chip times, a smaller space requirement and optimized accessibility. Choose the right solution for you.

Additional tool magazine
Additional tool magazine
Single disk-type tool magazine
Single disk-type tool magazine
Double disk-type tool magazine
Double disk-type tool magazine

Machine control panel

GROB4Pilot is your powerful machine control panel. A multi-functional user interface offers the machine operator a convenient working environment. The entire production process – from the CAD model through to the NC simulation – is digitally mapped on the GROB4Pilot control itself.

Features:

 

  • 3D display of parts and their clampings
  • Read out of dimensions or product characteristics (PMI) on the 3D model itself
  • Touch keyboard within the display
  • HTML5-compliant web browser
  • Custom user interfaces
  • Activation of remote maintenance via switch

 

Advantages:​​​​​​​

 

  • Enhanced user comfort with simplified and intuitive machine operation
  • CAD/CAM programming on the machine itself
  • Access to the GROB-NET4Industry platform
  • Extended applications for increased efficiency
  • Paperless production facility
  • Time saving by use of applications parallel to machine operation

Automation solutions

Draw on the experience we have garnered over several decades and benefit from the automation technology we tailor to meet your needs – from solutions with part storage systems to highly flexible manufacturing lines.

Rotary pallet storage system
Rotary pallet storage system
  • Design versions with pallet storage positions at one to three levels
  • Fast double change when using two pallets thanks to an innovative pallet changing device
  • Visualization and organization of production orders with flexible production control software
  • State-of-the-art production control software with 19-inch touchscreen panel
  • A rotatable and lockable setup station with optimized access next to the machine control panel
Rotary pallet storage system

Benefits:

 

  • Complete solution from a single source in a standardized design
  • Cost-effective production through increased machine utilization
  • Capability to machine in unmanned/lightly-manned shifts
  • Optimized view into the work area and towards the pallet storage positions
  • Parallel loading and unloading of the pallets during the machining operation
  • High storage capacity with small footprint
  • Pallet storage solution for small initial investment
  • Simple retrofit on existing machines
Pallet changer system
Pallet changer system
  • Pallets are interchanged by means of a rotating pallet changer
  • Optimally-matched pallet clamping system fixes pallets on the rotary table and setup station in the machine
  • An integrated seating check system and flushing of the zero point clamping system guarantee high process reliability during the pallet change operation.
Pallet changer system

Benefits:

 

  • Loading and unloading of the parts to the machine setup station during the machining operation
  • Double pallet changer system compactly integrated into the machine
  • Optimized access to the rotatable and lockable setup station
  • Fast exchange of pallets between work area and setup station
  • Integrated seating check system for the pallets
  • Wide-opening setup station doors with crane loading capability
Customer-specific automation solution
Customer-specific automation solution

Compact pallet storage system

  • The compact pallet storage system offers even greater flexibility in the configuration of pallet storage positions, permits a mixed operation of differently sized pallets and considers the length of the parts.

 

Flexible manufacturing system

  • In the full version, both the tool flow and the part flow can be automated.

Software options

Use the GROB software solutions to optimize and analyze the machine kinematics of the G550 and minimize deviations down to the finest detail.

GROB swivel axis calibration (GSC)
GROB swivel axis calibration (GSC)

For highly precise machine calibration and control-specific kinematic cycles. The GSC achieves a much higher level of accuracy than standard calibration cycles without using swivel cycles.

GROB kinematic measurement inspection equipment set
GROB kinematic measurement inspection equipment set

In addition to the kinematic measuring cycles, all measuring instruments are supplied in an inspection equipment set.

Interpolation turning PLUS
Interpolation turning PLUS

The interpolation turning PLUS software solution enables any turning operations on the G550. Because both new and standard tools can be used, it remains economical at all times and is the ideal solution for prototype and small series production.

Energy efficiency package
Energy efficiency package

For efficient use of energy by reducing the power consumption of the G550 (with SIEMENS control system).

Gear hobbing
Gear hobbing

For individual corrections and block entry at any cut, gear hobbing is a suitable process for external gearing and gearing on shafts.

Power skiving
Power skiving

For perfect external and internal gearing with power skiving machines. Frontal part access required for hob peeling.

Accessories

Our extensive range of accessories makes the G550 more flexible, while increasing your own productivity and economy at the same time.

High-pressure cutting fluid system
High-pressure cutting fluid system
  • Standard version: 23 bar high-pressure cutting fluid pump, including On/Off functionality
  • Additional versions for higher pressure requirements: 5–38 bar/10–80 bar high-pressure cutting fluid pump
  • Option of an additional cooling unit for all high-pressure cutting fluid systems
Decentralized work area mist collecting system
Decentralized work area mist collecting system

Emulsion mist separator with the option to realize an integrated pre-separator stage, a regenerative filtration stage and an integrated post-filter stage with 800 m³/h of controllable suction power.

Oil skimmer
Oil skimmer

The oil skimmer removes hydraulic and lubricating oil from the cutting fluid surface to keep the cutting fluid as clean as possible. The oil skimmer comprises a belt drive, a wiper and a collecting vessel with level switch.

Tool cleaning device
Tool cleaning device
  • Brushing and air cleaning of the conical and flat surfaces of the tool interface during the machining operation
  • Combined and patented GROB brushing/blow-off device
Tool coding
Tool coding
  • Allows data to flow between tool and machine control system
  • Shorter tooling times
  • Write-read unit for tools with tool coding
  • Errors when inputting the tool data avoided
Laser measurement system for milling tools
Laser measurement system for milling tools
  • Contactless, optical tool monitoring/measurement of rotating tools, such as milling cutters and drills
  • Measurement and monitoring of tool length, tool diameter, tool breakage, tool wear and tool cutting edge status
Electromechanical tool breakage detection device
Electromechanical tool breakage detection device
  • Tool breakage detection via a tactile tool breakage detection device
  • Monitoring during machining
  • Tool breakage detection possible from a length of 100 mm
Hand-held controllers
Hand-held controllers
  • General equipment: Keys for selecting the axis directions, feed, rapid travel, emergency stop and for acknowledging axis movements
  • SIEMENS hand-held controller: Additional option for tool data input by connecting the controller to the tool loading station
  • HEIDENHAIN electronic handwheel or FANUC hand-held controller HMO panel: Compact controllers for a high degree of flexibility during setting up and tooling work
Machine status lamp
Machine status lamp
  • A three-color status lamp is used to visually indicate the machine status
  • A distinction is drawn between automatic mode (green), warning (yellow) and malfunction (red)
Touch probe
Touch probe
  • Aligning and measuring parts or clamping fixtures, setting zero and reference points for downstream machining and for machine kinematics measurement
  • Touch probe including data transmission via infrared or radio
  • Non-machining time for tooling and measuring reduced
  • Higher achievable part accuracy
GROB Service
Customer service

GROB Group
Phone:  +49 (8261) 996-777
E-mail:   info.service@grob.de