Full range manufacturing solutions provider expands capabilities with technology integration
MAG at the AMB (Exhibition for Metal Working) in Stuttgart: Hall 5, Stand A11 from Sep.18th to 22nd, 2012
With six machines and an elaborate technology display, there is a lot of high tech hardware, software and application examples to be seen at the almost 500 square meter MAG stand at the AMB Stuttgart. As a result, any visitor is almost guaranteed to find something interesting, ensures Martin Winterstein, Marketing Manager at the full range supplier from Göppingen: "Our stand at the AMB this year offers product examples for all types of manufacturing tasks, from universal lathes and multi-technology production machines to turnkey solutions for mass production."
H 250 CDT - the Saxon all-rounder
One example of practical and successful technology integration comes from Chemnitz. With the integration of chamfering and deburring operations during primary processing time into the tried-and-true hobbing machines of the H series last year, MAG Modul created a highly efficient product with the H 250 CDT for machining wheels and shafts. This solution led to a definite reduction in cycle times, while enhancing accuracies and surface qualities.
The potential of this flexible machine concept is now being advanced by the use of a universal drilling and milling unit. The two CNC-controlled pivoting arms of the CDT unit (Chamfering Deburring Twin) come with standard interfaces so that common processing heads and tool holders can be easily installed, allowing simple integration of additional processes such as drilling and milling. At the AMB, MAG Modul will introduce the first machine for chamfering/deburring and drilling/milling. With this new option, it is now possible to perform operations such as milling of grooves, assembly marks or oil hole drilling.
Flexible system solutions - honing on machining centers
The modular design of high performance system machines of the newest SPECHT(r) series from MAG was the pre-requisite for making it possible, through relatively easy modifications, to integrate technologies like finish boring and honing into this high performance machine. It is now possible for MAG to accomplish the complete process chain for manufacturing cylinder crankcases on machining centers, from raw part operations to finish processing of cylinder and crankshaft bores, including high-precision honing. This reduces total processing and set-up times, plus eliminates the need for the bottleneck honing machine. A series of tests on customer parts has proven that quality requirements have been met and the requirements from automobile manufacturers on surface roughness and bore geometry have also been successfully achieved. In addition, comprehensive tests completed on crankshaft bores delivered the same positive outcome, resulting in the booking of several orders since 2011. At the AMB, the entire honing and finish boring process chain will be presented live on the Honing SPECHT equipped with linear drives.
Full supplier for manufacturing: cold forming, milling and turning
The issue of energy efficiency challenges machine manufacturers on many different levels. Eliminating hydraulic power units increases the potential for savings on energy and maintenance. The newly developed XK 651 hydraulic-free cold forming machine from MAG is characterized by high productivity and energy efficiency. Eliminating hydraulic power for the drives leads to a smaller footprint and reduced energy use as well as more user-friendly operation. The series is based on reliable Ex-Cell-O cold forming technology and is perfectly suited for machining serrations, grooves and threads with diameters of up to 60mm and module 1.3, for example on car and truck drive components or electric motor components.
The display is completed by a Hüller Hille NBH 500 machining center with best-in-class high torque, geared spindle. It also includes a multifunction vertical turning machine from Hessapp and a VDF 800 DUS from the legendary Boehringer universal turning machine series.
Added value through technology, turnkey capability, training, energy efficiency and all-round service
According to Winterstein, "technologically advanced and innovative machines are the basis for solutions to demanding production situations. In addition, MAG customers profit from our distinguished competence in the volume manufacturing and turnkey business, complex applications and process optimization". The service group will present its comprehensive range with programming services, software, automation, process and plant optimization, rebuilding and retrofitting at the AMB.
An interesting insight will be offered by MAG's automotive specialists. With the help of diverse exhibits and multimedia content, new technologies such as innovative concepts in the areas of energy efficiency, process and plant flexibility and training will be presented. "As a full supplier, we create added value for our customers with single source solutions, adding new technologies and multifunction machines", states Winterstein.
MAG IAS GmbH
The MAG Europe Group is one of the leading providers of tailor-made production and technology solutions with facilities in Germany, France, China, Hungary, Switzerland, and Russia. In 2005, a new company with successful operations around the world was formed out of renowned names in the international machine tool industry such as Cross Hüller, Forest Liné, Hüller Hille, Modul, Witzig & Frank, Hessapp, Ex-Cell-O, Honsberg, and Boehringer. MAG's activities focus on aerospace, automo-tive and commercial vehicle manufacturing, heavy industry, power stations and conveyor systems, rail transportation, solar energy, wind power plants, and mechanical engineering.
MAG supplies machine tools, manufacturing systems and services related to automated production, turning, milling, and gear manufacturing technol-ogy, power train manufacturing, composites processing, maintenance and servicing, automation and control engineering, as well as core compo-nents for machine tools.
MAG IAS GmbH, headquartered in Göppingen, brings in roughly 90 percent of the MAG Europe Group's revenues. It currently has five produc-tion facilities in Germany where approximately 1,600 people are em-ployed.