Visit ANCA to see our latest machine to be unveiled at IMTS and learn how our new AR300 Robotand RoboMateloader enable lights our manufacturing
This year, besides showcasing our latest technology, ANCA is set to celebrate the art of tool making. The perfect tool requires a combination of art and engineering. Our customers have cultivated and refined their craft over the years to design beautiful tools and applied engineering to achieve a sub-micron surface finish and enhanced cutting performance.
Pat McCluskey, joint Co-Founder at ANCA comments: “In over 40 years working in the tool and cutter grinding industry I have been inspired by our customers expertise and passion for grinding tools. In recognising their craft, our team at ANCA have dedicated themselves to designing even better technology solutions so that our industry can continue to evolve.”
“This year we will be showcasing an impressive range of technology at the show, including a brand-new machine that has not yet been previewed by the market. As the only manufacturer who has the linear motor on every version of our grinding machines, visit us to find out why our customers love our linear motor technology that ensures rigidity to deliver a surface finish roughness average as low as 0.16 Ra,” concluded Pat.
Visit ANCA at Booth 237406 North Building, Level 3
ANCA’s brand-new machine to be unveiled for the first time at IMTS
As part of our DNA, ANCA is well known for providing innovative products to the market. IMTS 2018 will be no exception with the first preview of the latest addition to our machine range. It has been designed in response to customer requests to provide a full range of products to meet all grinding requirements. Complementing the FX, MX and TX range this brand-new machine is sure to get the market talking.
Meet the AR300 tool loader – ANCA’s new custom designed and built low-cost industrial robot loader
According to research by the International Federation of Robotics, in 2015 the number of industrial robots increased 15 per cent, and growth will continue by double-digit percentages through to 2019 and over 50% of all ANCA machines sold have an automated loader. At ANCA we provide a complete solution to our customers, designing and manufacturing almost all our technology in-house. As part of this we developed our own low-cost solution for tool loading. The 3-axes ANCA robot has a capacity of 380 tools and accommodates tool sizes up to Ø20mm (Ø3/4”) x 150mm (6”) long. The AR300 loader is contained within the compact FX5 Linear machine footprint, so there is no need for extra floorspace. In addition, there is no need to change gripper fingers between batches, which further maximises productivity.
Visit our stand to see the AR300 loader in action on an FX5 Linear. We will be demonstrating a dry-cycle tool regrind demo, allowing our customers to see up-close the tool load/unload capabilities of the loader. Together, the AR300 loader coupled with the FX5 Linear, offers increased productivity and exceptional value for money. Ask one of the ANCA sales team for a personal demonstration to learn how we can increase your tool production with the following features:
Get ready to enter Industry 4.0 with ANCA – ToolRoom software focused on manufacturing the most complex tool geometries of the future with the perfect balance and showcasing the industry 4.0 solution for tomorrow’s smart factories
Get a demo on the ToolRoom 2016 enhancements and how the ToolRoom 2019 version helps design and manufacture complex tool geometries and getting them balanced perfectly for optimal cutting conditions.
New at the show is our endmill cycles for ballnose and corner radius, tool balancing and next generation fluting cycles. Launched earlier this year, ANCA’s new Management Suite, either on the premise or cloud is a game changer for the CNC grinding industry. It provides customers the technology to monitor the performance of their machines no matter where they are in the world. The new software also enables companies to run smart factories by providing live production information to make data-based decisions on operational improvements.
It doesn’t stop there, at the stand you can see the latest version of ToolDraft which can create tool and wheel pack drawings within minutes. The CIM3D V8.2 will show how you can get the right balance for variable helix or variable index tools for high speed machining.
TapXmicro: Single setup grinding of micro taps 3mm and under
Grinding micro tolerances with superior quality the TapXmicro delivers superior quality achieving a pitch diameter CpK of 1.5 when batch grinding M1.4 x 0.3mm taps with a tolerance of ±7μm.
When thinking of applications for micro taps (typically defined as having thread pitch of 0.3mm or less) people tend to think of watch making or jewellery industries, but the applications is much broader. In fact, items within arm’s reach – consumer electronics, smart phones and wearables now drive the massive volumes of micro taps and we want our customers to make the most out of this opportunity.
The TapXmicrois a logical extension of our tap grinding capabilities giving customers a fast return on investment with the versatility to grind taps up to M3. Based off ANCA’s proven MX Linear machine platform, the five axis machine includes all the necessary features to support each grinding operation. It has capacity for up to six wheel packs, dressers for all grinding wheels and a flexible compensating chuck system between centre work holding.
Feature-packed grinding expert: the MX7 Linear
The popular MX7 Linear is a powerful versatile, next-generation CNC grinding machine designed to meet the rigorous demands of production grinding. A hardworking, high productivity system, its unique features make it capable of handling varied batch sizes with minimum set up time. The MX7 Linear is driven by LinX cylindrical linear motors (on the X & Y axes) which provide greater performance, higher feed rates and a superior surface finish on the ground tool. The machine will also be demonstrating the FastLoad-MX, a reliable, cost-effective tool loader designed to enhance the productivity of the MX range of machines.
Visit the stand and see how the following features greatly improve grinding capabilities:
FX7 Linear is a great solution on a budget
The FX7 Linear at IMTS will have a range of automation options to maximise any customer’s tool production. On display will be the optional Fanuc robot tool loader and 6 station wheel changer (includes changing of coolant manifolds), allowing unmanned capacity for up to 1,092 tools. The LaserPlus option provides automatic laser tool measurement and compensation to maintain a geometric tolerance of +/-0.002mm over small or large tool batches. There will be a dry-cycle tool production demo of compression routers (up/down cutters), which the LaserPlus is ideal for as it measures the OD for each of the up cutter and down cutter sections, guaranteeing tool accuracy for both manufacturing and regrind applications.
All the machine options are contained within the compact machine footprint, so there is no need for extra floorspace. Ask one of the ANCA sales team for a personal demonstration to learn more about the FX7 Linear and its options:
Get Finance for your ANCA purchase
ANCA Capital provides customer financing for our machines and accessories at a competitive rate and is the preferred lending source for your ANCA equipment purchases. Whether it’s a lease or a loan, ANCA Capital offers the best rates, flexible terms (up to 84 months), unique structures such as deferred or step payments and the ease of dealing with one company for both your equipment and financing requirements
A Capital Lease (Lease Financing) with a 10% purchase option passes ownership to you at the end of the lease term. In most cases, you will be able to take the depreciation for tax purposes. Get a TapXmicro or TX7 Linear for under $9 thousand per month, MX7 Linear for less than $8 thousand a month or FX and CPX for under $5 thousand a month.
A True Lease with a Fair Market Value Purchase Option provides you with the flexibility to:
Since the ownership of the equipment remains with the lessor during the initial term, you enjoy the benefits of the equipment at a low monthly payment and may be able to expense 100% of the monthly payment off your company’s pre-tax income, keeping the purchase off your balance sheet and reducing your tax liability.
For a no obligation lease quote contact Bryce Bailey
Toll Free: (866) 587-4222
*ANCA Capital is currently only available for US and Canadian customers and applicants are subject to credit approval.
ANCA’s LinX cylindrical linear motor ensures rigidity to deliver a surface finish roughness average as low as 0.16 Ra
As well as being pleasing to the eye, highly polished flutes and gash surfaces improve chip evacuation and significantly improve tool performance and life. The smoother surface enables swarf (or chips) to exit more freely, preventing chip packing and material build up during machining.
ANCA is well known in the industry for its rigid grinding machines and has combined this with its sister company, ANCA Motion’s, LinX linear motor technology. Tools ground on our machines have a consistently high-quality cutting edge and surface finish. Since the product was launched customers have reported dramatically better results using the duel technologies.
ANCA is the only large tool grinding manufacturer to offer this type of technology on every machine in its range.
An Alicona infinite focus XL metrology machine in ANCA’s Grinding Centre of Excellence was used to verify the results to Nano metre accuracy finding that a surface finish roughness average as low as 164.7nm (which translates to 0.16 Ra) was achieved. The LinX cylindrical linear motors ensure there is no loss of preload or rigidity when grinding tools. As well as that, reversal errors are eliminated and higher contouring accuracy can be maintained due to a control algorithm we use which is unique to ANCA.
Tools with highly polished surfaces means better cutting edges which will ensure extended tool life and improve the finish on the machined part. We have seen the demand for tools with a superior surface finish continue to increase and cutting tool manufacturers are producing more highly polished tools in larger quantities.
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