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Starrag At MACH ‘Engineering precisely what you value’

There are many reasons why MACH visitors should make a beeline for the Starrag UK stand, not least to learn about the company’s latest machines – particularly Bumotec’s new cost-effective 191neo mill-turn centre for small, complex parts – and at how Starrag’s ‘Engineering precisely what you value’ slogan continues to help companies of every size achieve significant bottom-line rewards when using machines of Starrag’s product ranges Berthiez, Bumotec, Dörries, Droop+Rein, Ecospeed, Heckert, Scharmann, SIP and Starrag.

Targeted particularly at users in the medical, luxury goods and micro-mechanics industries, the new seven-axis Bumotec 191neo can accommodate bar of 42 mm, 50 mm and 65 mm diameter, and with up to 90 tools and intuitive HMI control system the machine will enable users to achieve a new standard in unrivalled cost-per-parts for high added-value small components produced in a single set-up.

Indeed, another recent example of how Starrag’s success has been built on providing machining solutions for specific market demands is the affordable Heckert H65 machining centre, which was announced last year as unrivalled in a range of applications.

Launched last summer, Starrag’s new lower cost Heckert H65 compact horizontal machining centre adds a new dimension to heavy-duty four-axis machining with an unprecedented specification and unrivalled performance for a machine of its class – occupying just 24 m2, the H65 offers machining speeds up to 30% faster than comparable models and can increase output levels by a staggering 80%!

With X, Y and Z axes of 850 mm x 1,020 mm x 1,000 mm and 630 mm x 500 mm twin pallets each able to accommodate loads of 1.5 tonnes (with a pallet-change time of 13 secs), this latest addition to Heckert’s compact H range of cost-competitive machining centres provides traverse rates up to 80 m/min and a standard spindle speed of up to 10,000 revs/min from its 60 kW/450 Nm hollow shaft HSK-A100 spindle – a torque rating that will push carbide tooling to the limit on hard metals.

Visitors to Starrag’s MACH stand will also learn how an Ecospeed machining centre is the latest in a line of machines now featured in Starrag’s new Aerospace Competence Center in Switzerland.

With traverse rates of 50 m/min, the Ecospeed is renowned for its unrivalled aluminium removal rates of up to 12 litres/min and is globally acknowledged as the most productive way to produce complex aluminium structural parts.

Starrag’s Aerospace Competence Center has been enhanced to showcase a selection of machines and their capabilities, as well as the accompanying technologies, required for the unrivalled machining of all manner of aerospace/aircraft workpieces.

Aerospace, medical and luxury goods are, of course, core industries for Starrag – but so, too, are energy, transport and industrial components and, says Lee Scott, Starrag UK Director for Sales and Applications: “Visitors to MACH from all these sectors may well be surprised – and pleased – at how affordable and available many Starrag machines are!”