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Heller Unveils Next-Generation F 6000 Machining Centre at EMO 2023

by Anna

Leading the charge in cutting-edge manufacturing, Heller is poised to introduce the world to the latest iteration of its F 6000 machining centre at the upcoming EMO 2023 exhibition next month. This eagerly anticipated event will mark the inaugural global showcase of the 5-axis machine boasting groundbreaking head kinematics, meticulously crafted to excel in flexible series production. Renowned for its unparalleled precision and cutting performance, this new addition follows in the footsteps of its predecessors, setting a remarkable benchmark in the industry.

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The F 6000 has been designed to encompass a gamut of advancements, encompassing elements like free chip fall, reduced idle times, and exceptional automation prowess. It seamlessly integrates with the H and FP series, accommodating a diverse range of workpieces, while also embracing a high degree of expandability. This adaptability extends to incorporating technologies such as mill-turn, interpolation turning, and power skiving, positioning the F 6000 at the forefront of multifaceted machining.

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Guided by the visionary expertise of Dr. Manuel Gerst, Heller’s Head of Development, the team’s unwavering focus has been on upholding stringent standards, consistent standardization, and the integration of indispensable components branded “Made by HELLER”.

The defining features of this new generation encompass a complete overhaul of swivel heads and the incorporation of specially designed integrated motor spindles by Heller. Exuding precision, dynamics, and unparalleled cutting performance, these spindle units have been meticulously engineered to elevate the standards of 5-axis machining.

Embracing the paradigm shift towards combined milling and turning operations, the F 6000 comes equipped with an optional Mill-Turn function. This innovation is propelled by the high-torque DDT (Direct Drive Turning) rotary table, instrumental in eliminating the need for cumbersome reclamping on separate turning machines. The resultant benefits are manifest in elevated workpiece accuracy and significantly curtailed cycle times, especially pertinent in serial production scenarios. The inherent automation features include a standard pallet changer, bolstered by the “Automation ready” option, seamlessly facilitating future integration of the HELLER rotary pallet storage (RSP) and standardized linear magazine solutions.

Underpinning the functionality of the F 6000 is an emphasis on user-friendly operations and unfettered access to all workspaces. A pivotal player in this arena is the new Siemens SINUMERIK ONE control, seamlessly integrated as standard. Augmented by a streamlined control unit with a 24-inch touch screen, operational simplicity is paramount. Additionally, the design has meticulously prioritized accessibility, reinforced by the optional new SETUP-Assist, catering to enhanced process configuration on the machine.

Heller’s presence at EMO in Hanover will pivot around the concept of “360° Performance” – an all-encompassing perspective that caters to the demands of modern manufacturing. Embodied in this approach are five solution areas that encompass digitization of production, a comprehensive suite of services, and avant-garde manufacturing processes and technologies, epitomizing complete machining capabilities on a single platform. Beyond the F 6000, Heller’s EMO showcase will encapsulate a comprehensive vision of the future of manufacturing.

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