ANCA is a leading manufacturer of CNC grinding machines. It was founded in 1974 in Melbourne, Australia where the company still has its global headquarters. Leading cutting tool manufacture Fraisa, reduced set up time from hours to five minutes through the new tool balancing feature in ANCA’s new ToolRoom RN34.
A specially designed software package for the aerospace, die mould, general machining and power generation industries, the product will be officially launch at EMO 2019. Customers can get improved productivity or minimise chatter through the intuitive design of high performance, complex endmills.
“ToolRoom RN34 is aimed to be the differentiator among many suppliers of endmill manufactures in the industry by allowing customers to design complex geometries through software to achieve increased tool life, productivity, cutting volume and increased quality and precision of the work piece” says Thomson Mathew, ANCA’s Software Product Manager.
Douglas Franke, Fraisa Production Manager said: “With ANCA’s balancing software we have a tool balanced generally within five minutes. Some of our more complex tooling can take a little longer – up to 20 minutes. This drastically decreased our time in setup on the machine which could take several hours. Our biggest success story has been an aerospace customer who is running our 1” aluminium roughing tool at 25k rpm.”
Pat Boland, ANCA Co-Founder comments: “I have great respect for our customers’ knowledge in designing and grinding quality cutting tools. Their skills drive our industry forward and most of ANCA’s new technology is born from a customer’s need to achieve something new.”
“We should celebrate the collective acumen of our industry and showcase the fantastic work that is conducted every day to build our world. I encourage all cutting tool makers to enter our competition and show off your talents,” he concluded.
Entrants have the chance to win a trip to our Australian headquarters to meet the ANCA team behind the technology, and a copy of the latest ToolRoom RN34 release.
Toolmakers have always been subject to technological change. Today the future of tool making innovation goes by many names. The Factory of the Future (FoF), the Smart Factory, or Industry 4.0, whatever it is called, there’s one common factor: it’s revolutionary, and it will redefine and optimise manufacturing processes. ANCA will be showcasing its technology so tool makers understand how they can build their Factory of the Future at EMO.
For tool manufacturers this will be a new landscape that places big data analytics and interconnected technology at the heart of daily work. It means streamlined business operations that allow rapid expansion into new and emerging markets and technology throughout the process to remove the need for human intervention.
Change will not happen in one radical moment. For almost 50 years ANCA has been on the journey to help our customers move towards a smart factory solution. Every world-first technology development we’ve introduced, from 3D simulation software to Laser Plus, our in-process measurement system, to RoboTeach, which makes robotic loaders accessible and easy to program, has been iterative rather than completely revolutionary.
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Visit ANCA at Hall 6, Booth J35 to get a demo of the new software package.
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