Enormous flexibility in the machining process for maximum vertical integration

KraussMaffei Extrusion GmbH, a manufacturer of machines and systems for extruded products such as compounds, pipes, films and sheets made of plastic and tires, hoses, profiles and webs made of rubber, has decided to purchase a KC 130 boring mill in cross-bed design from Union for its new plant in Hanover Laatzen. The boring mill impresses with its massive structure and exceptional configuration flexibility in terms of size and equipment, which is partly due to the manufacturing of the individual components and systems within the HerkulesGroup.

The boring mill is technically designed in a way that, in addition to the wide range of standardized boring and milling operations, special deep-hole drilling operations (ejector drilling method) can be carried out on the machine precisely and customized. The high cooling lubricant pressure required for this does not require an external high-pressure pump, but could be adapted to the customer's cooling lubricant system. Since HerkulesGroup produces a large number of components and assemblies itself, our specialists can not only respond precisely to the customer's special requirements, but also offer enormous flexibility in the machining process for a high degree of vertical integration.

The robust machine column in cast design in combination with the advanced spindle bearing ensures extremely high rigidity and achieves the highest accuracies during the machining process. The machine has travels of 2,500 x 2,000 x 2,100 mm (X, Y, Z). A flexible tool changing system with 80 places enables fast and precise changing of a wide variety of tools.

The customer can easily integrate the boring mill into his in-house Smart Factory network via a corresponding interface and thus has access to all necessary data (utilization, tool life, tool monitoring, condition monitoring, etc.) of the boring mill, which ensures high availability of the machine.

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