Fives will showcase its new ‘Twin Turret’ Cranfield Precision machining platform at Grindtec 2016
Fives will be present at Grindtec 2016, taking place in Augsburg (Germany), March 16-19. At Hall 4 Stand 4030, Fives will showcase its solutions for high precision machining, including a new Cranfield Precision machine concept with a radical design, offering a highly stiff, thermally stable foundation for a wide range of machining processes.
The new Cranfield Precision TTG machine is a radically new concept. While conventional machine tool platforms use stacked linear axes as the primary motion control system, the Cranfield Precision range coordinates two rotary axes and a short linear axis in a ‘Twin Turret’ design. It uses a unique (and patented) combination of rotary and linear axes to produce relative motion (both position and angle) between tool and workpiece over a swept working area.