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HICKORY, NC —BENZ Inc., a technological leader for the production of innovative machining heads for the wood, plastics and composites industries, have announced the availability of two adjustable angle head systems, the BENZ Flex 5 and Flex 5 Plus for the US and Canadian markets. The new products will be on display in Las Vegas at AWFS Booth #9454.
“These are well proven heads that we have been building for many years. Unfortunately, they were only available to certain machine manufacturing companies in Europe – until now! What makes the BENZ Flex 5 and Flex 5 Plus unique is their ability to change the output angles – utilizing the C axis.” explained Paul Roza, National Sales Manager of Wood, Plastics and Composites, BENZ Inc. “They are a specialized type of aggregate head that can add huge versatility and functionality to CNC routers in milling, drilling and sawing operations.”
Together, the BENZ Flex 5 and Flex 5 Plus comprise a premium series of heavy-duty, automatic, adjustable angle heads with oil bath lubrication. The typical output connections combine a saw blade flange with a flush-mount ER25 nut and collet system. With a maximum input speed of 15,000 RPM and a 1 to 1 gear ratio – these heads are ideally suited for sawing, drilling and routing.
Utilizing the movement of the C-axis (by program) the output angle can be changed in seconds. An onboard braking system locks the output angle in the desired position; once locked, the C-axis can be used to rotate the aggregate head within the horizontal plane.
The two angle heads provide a sawing swivel range from 0 to 90 degrees and a routing swivel range from 0 to 100 degrees, with a maximum blade diameter of 240 mm and a maximum rotation speed of 15,000 RPM. An optional automatic tool changer, offering 15 second tool change with output connections is also available. The BENZ Flex 5 and Flex 5 Plus cannot be retrofitted — customers interested in outfitting a CNC router with the BENZ Flex 5 or Flex 5 Plus should contact their OEM machine builder to ask for additional details and pricing.
BENZ Inc. is the technological leader for the production of innovative machining heads for the wood, plastics, composites and metalworking industries. The company manufactures tooling in Germany and offers sales and support for North America through its subsidiary, BENZ Inc., from its Hickory, NC, headquarters. For more information visit BENZ at AWFS Booth #9454, www.benztooling.com or call 704-529-5300.