GROB Systems Introduces New G550 5-axis Universal Machining Center Ideal for High Precision Cutting
August 25, 2021
Bluffton, OH – GROB Systems, a global leader in the development of manufacturing systems and machine tools, announces the availability of its new G550 5-axis Universal Machining Center, featuring a unique milling concept that guarantees the best milling technology and extremely stable and precise cutting of practically all materials.
The G550’s unique machine concept includes a horizontal spindle position that permits the longest possible Z-travel path and optimum chip fall. The arrangement of the three linear axes offers maximum stability by minimizing the distance between the guides and the machining point (TCP). The G550’s tunnel concept allows the largest possible component to be swiveled and machined within the work area without collision – even with extremely long tools. 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.
The G550 is controlled by the powerful GROB4Pilot machine control panel, which offers a multi-functional user interface that provides machine operators with a convenient working environment. The entire production process is digitally mapped on the control panel, from the CAD model through to the NC simulation.
The G550 is available with a variety of powerful tilting rotary table versions with the latest torque motor technology and optimized dynamics. Users can choose between models with T-slots arranged in parallel (standard) or optional pallet clamping system.
A broad range of spindles are offered, ranging from 6,000 to 30,000 (rpm) and 47 to 575 (Nm). The GROB motorized spindle with cross-feed allows complex internal and external contours to be manufactured with controllable tools. It offers convincing system rigidity, high cutting speeds for machining contours, and low tool costs. The GROB chip-in-spindle detection system (SiS) detects tool clamping faults, optimizing the machining process and avoiding damage. Additional single and double disk type tool magazines are available for the G550, providing fast chip-to-chip times, a smaller space requirement and optimized accessibility.
Available automation options include linear and rotary pallet storage systems as well as a pallet changer system. GROB software solutions are available to optimize and analyze the machine kinematics of the G550 and minimize deviations down to the finest detail.
For more information on GROB Systems please visit: https://www.grobgroup.com/en/.
About GROB Systems
For over 90 years, GROB has been known worldwide for the development and manufacturing of machines and production lines for automotive OEMs. GROB has since expanded its portfolio to include universal 5-axis machining centers. The unique retractable spindle provides unmatched accessibility to the work piece, and even upside-down machining, in a collision-free environment during tool change. They are easy to install and maintain, and provide outstanding performance and precision from lot size 1.
GROB is a family-owned company located near Munich, Germany and has full manufacturing capabilities in Germany, Brazil, China, Italy and the United States. More than 500 employees at the 400,000 square foot facility in western Ohio support GROB customers across North America.