Clearview North July 2014 - Issue 152 - Page 104

MACHINERY Compact machine for versatile profile machining elumatec has unveiled its SBZ 137, an all new compact four-axis profile machining centre for aluminium and PVC profiles. The SBZ 137, with its innovative, patented machine concept, features a machine table that is tilted towards the operator and an extremely fast ring module with a powerful spindle. The machine table is tilted 30 degrees to enable the operator to work in an ergonomic position. The machine can then be loaded from an upright position, thus reducing potential back strain. Another advantage of the inclined bed is that it gives the operator a very clear view of the SBZ 137 in all machining positions. Machining times are substantially shortened thanks to the ring module, which can run at a speed of up to 150 m/min on the machine bed for profile machining. All other axes also reach their maximum speed very rapidly. The spindle can move rapidly around the profile, machining the various surfaces. It’s increased speed comes from the very small safety gap which reduces its travel distances. Cleaning and maintenance of the SBZ 137 is very simple. Swarf automatically falls off the SBZ 137’s inclined table and can be carried away by an optional conveyor. The SBZ 616 is a powerful sawing centre for both aluminium and plastic profiles. The machine’s special feed cylinder allows for precise sawing from below the profile and, thanks to its generous saw blade diameter (550 mm) the SBZ 616 can easily work on large profiles. The SBZ 616’s magazine feed can hold up to 9 lengths of profile. This reduces load time and speeds up the sawing operation as the gripper collects the required profile from the magazine without interruption. The saw’s highly efficient mechanical damping reduces saw resistance, thus allowing for steady sawing of multi-chamber profiles with large cavities. The result is a clean cut and precise mitering angles. The Standard version of the SBZ 616 allows for cutting at 45 and 90 degree angles and the Vario version gives stepless and freely programmable cutting at all angles ranging from 22.5 to 157.5 degrees. elumatec’s SBZ 617 has been acclaimed for its outstanding versatility for the machining of PVC window and door profiles including steelreinforced profiles. Using the machine’s rotation module, the operator can machine all profile surfaces steplessly at every angle from 0 to 360 degrees. The pivotable rotation module integrates milling spindles with freely programmable RPM regulation, as well as powerful geared drilling motors that can be rotated to the desired angle. elumatec has developed a patented solution for the rotation module that allows the clamping unit to be securely attached to the ring using screws and compressed air. The SBZ 617 can be fitted with an optional notching station that allows for the machining of windows with transoms as well as profile end machining. www.elumatec.co.uk Greater machining quality with lower energy costs Thanks to improvements in its firmware, el V