Our machining centers and their key advantages

CENTER machining center HERMLE C40U - 0

This time we want to talk about one of the star products of CECAMASA which occupies a privileged position in our catalog of used machinery, along with cnc milling machines and the cn lathes, that is the machining centers.

In this new post we explain in detail the following points:

  1. What is a machining center?
  2. Know the key advantages of machining centers
  3. What are the two main types of machining center?
  4. What is a vertical machining center?
  5. Our range of used machining centers
  6. Our recent acquisition: HERMLE 5-axes vertical machining center

1. What is a machining center?

A vertical machining centre is a machine that has a high degree of automation by using a CNC (Computer Numerical Control) which performs several machining operations that hardly require the intervention of an operator.

The milling machines may be conventional machines or machines equipped with numerical control, however, a vertical machining centre always has a CNC.

The appearance of this machine tool is linked to the implementation of the digital control technology in this type of industrial machinery. And it was designed precisely with the aim of achieving more accuracy of the milling task and more safety, that is why so many professionals in our industry say the vertical machining centre is the machine tool result of technological developments of the milling machine in the field of machining.

But be careful as this statement can lead to confusion, the vertical machining centre not only is able to mill, but it can also perform other tasks such as drilling or threading, and all always guarantee accurate results.

2. Know the key advantages of machining centers

The advantages of using a vertical machining centre are manifold. We thought it might be useful to know the main advantages associated with their applications:

  • They are machines that offer very good finishes thus help improve accuracy of the work done.
  • They are machines which are versatile as they are able to carry out various machining operations on the workpiece.
  • They feature high speed of production and they can perform many operations on the workpiece automatically.
  • They allow great uniformity in the parts they manufacture, so that makes it a very useful machine for series production.
  • As they are highly automated, machining centers increase productivity and require less labor, which turns into significant cost savings for the employer.

3. What are the two main types of machining centers?

There is a wide variety of machining centers according to their size, number of axes or features, etc. However, usually, two types are distinguished:

  • The horizontal machining center

It is a numerical control machine useful for application in large pieces that require several parts machined in its surface.

  • The vertical machining center

They are the most efficient machining centers and the most suitable for manufacturing dies, molds or dice. They are cheaper than horizontal and are characterized by high flexibility. There are centers of 3, 4 or 5 axes. The more axes, the greater mobility of cuts and the greater the complexity of machining tasks that these machines can run.

The vertical machining center with a fourth axis, in addition to the three classic movements of the cartesian axes (X, Y, Z), has the option of the rotation control of the workpiece on either axis, that functionality is particularly advisable to work piece surfaces which have cylindrical shapes.

If the machining center has 5 axes, plus all the options described above, the fifth axis can rotate two axes simultaneously. It also allows to perform the rotation on an axis perpendicular while the workpiece is tilted perpendicularly thereto. Therefore a vertical machining center 5 axis is able to perform highly complex functions.

4. What is a vertical machining center?

There are a variety of models on the market of machining centers vertical allowing both machining large pieces and small, either in small amounts or in large series.

Similarly, the interface work this machine cnc is evolving increasingly handling more simple and intuitive.

The vertical machining center is an option to take into account, given its high performance as well as the cost-benefit offered by the investor in machinery.

5.Our range of used machining centers

In CECAMASA we try to have a large stock of machining centers from reputable brands such as Mazak, DECKEL MAHO, AWEA,KONDIA, HERMLE, etc.

Our centers are equipped with leading numerical control systems such as HEIDENHAIN or FANUC, among others.

Among our recent acquisitions, we would like to highlight one, the vertical machining center HERMLE 5 axes, Model C 40 U, ​​which you can see in more detail below.

6.Our recent acquisition: HERMLE 5-axis vertical machining center

Vertical machining center HERMLE 5-axis

It has an adjustable circular table with a diameter of 700 mm that can support up to 1400 kilos load.

The range of rotation of the table (Axis A) is 135 °, of which, are -110º backward and forward of + 25 ° and the range of rotation (C axis) is 360 °.

The travels of the Cartesian axes X, Y, Z are: 850x700x500mm.

The vertical machining center HERMLE is equipped with a tool magazine with 38 stations and a 850 mm wide chip conveyor.

In addition to our wide range of machining centers, spare parts, we are partners of LAGUN, a renowned manufacturer of milling machines and machining centers of high quality, based in the Basque Country which is a company with a long career in the field of machine-tools.

In our section of new industrial machinery, you can find a wide range of vertical machining centers new ones are right now at your complete disposal.

If you're thinking about buying a vertical machining centre and you have doubts about which one would best suit your current or future production needs, please contact us. Our team will be happy to advise you personally to answer all your questions.

Meet our selection of used machines with fast delivery

With nearly four decades of experience behind us, in CECAMASA we have learned that in order to survive and grow in an increasingly competitive market such as the one of the sale of used machineryis not enough to sell used equipment in good conditions, but used machines to report productivity as if they were brand new at a cost and delivery that your customer perceives as reasonable.

And as you can imagine, achieve this perception in the metallurgical market is not an easy task. That is due to the fact that nowadays the profile of the current buyer is more and more demanding.

In addition, easy access to the Internet and digital technologies makes easier to the customer to have at his disposal more relevant information and data to facilitate the acquisition of a greater number of used machines.

To the circumstances described, we must add that our competition is not limited to a regional or national area, it becomes necessary to compete in the sale of used equipment worldwide.

A team of mechanics capable of solving any kind of repair in used machines.

This scenario requires us to work every day to become more efficient and do not neglect any aspect of our technical service,trying constantly to add value to our customer. In this value chain, we are well aware that our team of mechanics plays a key role.

Our team of tecnicians highly qualified, is trained to perform any repair in machines used by leaving them in perfect condition, either mechanical, electronic, pneumatic or hydraulic.

High precision tools: a technology investment absolutely necessary

It is well-known that even the best teams need to make use of the best tools to perform their tasks successfully. That is why in CECAMASA we not skimp on resources and constantly invest in high precision tools to keep us on the forefront of technology.

An example of this are our tools as the ballbar, laser interferometer, squares or regles precision that allow us to carry out restoration work and installation of machines.

They are all investments that we believe absolutely necessary to continue providing a good customer service. The combination of qualified staff and modern tools allows us to offer solutions to our most demanding customers.

We place the assembly and dismantling of used machines in professional hands and leave them in the best possible conditions. Their geometry is verified, we carry out repairs and/or retrofittingsif they are needed. Similarly, we ensure the safety of the machines during their transportation and subsequent delivery.

To satisfy our customers is our top priority, so, you don't need to worry about our used machinery, since you decide to buy our machinery until it is installed in your business, everything is on us.

Find below a repertoire of images of our latest retrofitting works, in that way you would be able to have an idea of ​​how we work with used machines:

1.Zayer 20KF-3000 bed type milling machine

Fresadora Zayer de bancada fija

2. Zayer 30KMU 6000 travelling column milling machine

Fresadora Zayer de columna móvil

Our customers are not only based in our country, we also have an extensive portfolio abroad. Moreover, we have recently sold a LAGUN GBM 42 milling machine to a customer in Finland.
And now the milling machine looks in that way in the facilities of our Finnish customer.

3. Lagun GBM 42 milling machine at the customer's premises

In addition to the sale of machines for international companies, if our customer requests, we offer the possibility of a turnkey service.

It is an integral solution in which our technical team can move to any part of the geography to perform the installation of the machine purchased by the customer, performing all necessary operations to ensure a quality work, taking over even the foundation if considered necessary.

A quick response is essential in the market used machinery

In our facilities of over 4,000 square meters located on the outskirts of Barcelona, ​​in the municipalities of Parets del Valles and Moncada and Reixach, we have a vast range of machines which allows us to offer the following benefits to our customers:

1.Immediate availability of used machines

Those interested in purchasing used machines can visit us at our facilities to see how we work and see for themselves our stock of machinery available for sale.

2.Fast delivery of used machinery

Given that we have most of the machines used in our facilities, the delivery time is greatly reduced.

As you have seen above, in CECAMASA we have a global vision of the business of second-hand industrial machinery and we leave nothing to chance.

Our goal is to have the largest number of satisfied customers and, of course, gain their loyalty, in that way, when they need to reinvest in used machinery, they think of us as their first choice and trust our professionalism again.

If you want to learn more about how we work or have any doubts about the used machines with fast delivery that best fits your current and future production needs, contact us. Our team in CECAMASA will be more than happy to assist you personally and will answer all your questions.

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