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ANCA launched its premium, next-generation machine range to produce the highest accuracy and quality cutting tools in the world – the MX7 ULTRA.
The new MX7 ULTRA can manufacture large volumes of endmills and other cutting tools of the highest accuracy and quality. The minute size of a micron is beyond the human eye, but in becoming even more precise and moving from micrometers to nanometers, ANCA will offer the highest accuracy and quality in a cutting tool in the market. New software, hardware and design features are combined to make significant advances in surface finish, accuracy, and controlled runout, to deliver batch consistency from the first ground tool to the thousandth.
The MX7 ULTRA includes:
- nanometer control system,
- new servo control algorithm for smooth motion,
- system and mechanical upgrades enhance stiffness and rigidity,
- in-process measuring, balancing and runout compensation for consistent accuracy,
- Motor Temperature Control (MTC) – compensation for thermal expansion on the grinding spindle, and
- specialist training support in how to grind industry leading cutting tools.
Pat Boland, ANCA co-founder says: “The MX7 ULTRA is a significant development in precision machine design and will change the industry expectations for accuracy and tool life. Achieving these outstanding results has only been possible because of our extensive experience working with customers to manufacture the highest quality cutting tools over many years. At ANCA we are always designing and innovating to find better customer solutions and I am very proud of the ANCA team that has developed the MX7 ULTRA.”
“The ULTRA machine is truly market changing. It is the culmination of ANCA’s elite technology, deep industry knowledge, and customer experience in grinding,” says Thomson Mathew, ANCA product manager for the MX series and software products.
Unlike its competitors, ANCA is vertically integrated. This provides a significant advantage as it means ANCA teams can develop and manufacture their own machines from base to canopy – including controls and drive systems, design and simulation software and even machine monitoring software. Owning all the technology means engineers and designers can consider the entire machine as a single system when developing new solutions.
“We wanted to create technology that could produce premium cutting tools that are above the current market standard in both accuracy and tool life. We introduced nanometer resolution into our axis, which is new to the cutting tool market. The result is a perfect example of ANCA’s vertical integration capabilities as we have the in-house ability to fine tune or develop the new algorithms for our drives to make this happen.”
See the ultra-performance machine at IMTS – Booth #237406.