Mikron HPM 800 U HD

Contact Details

GF Machining Solutions
560 Bond St.
United States
Toll Free Phone

42.1859707, -87.9484143

February 12, 2012

Designed for the production of tools, molds and high-quality parts, the GF AgieCharmilles Mikron HPM 800U HD 5-axis High Performance Machining Center features High Dynamics (HD) technology that delivers 1G machine acceleration rates for fast precision part processing and significantly reducing non-cut time. GF AgieCharmilles pairs the HD technology of the HPM 800U HD with a Step-Tec 20,000-rpm HSK-A63 in-line spindle. It generates 84 Nm (63.7 ft-lbs) of torque at 4,450 rpm for high metal removal rates, while also providing the fast spindle speeds necessary for producing superior part surface finishes. The spindle is also fitted with oil-lubricated ceramic hybrid bearings and is vector-controlled, enabling thread cutting without the use of a compensating chuck. A fast 30-tool automatic tool changer keeps the spindle supplied with tools and further reduces non-cut times, and GF AgieCharmilles offers tool changer capacities up 120 positions. As a gantry portal-type design machine, the HPM 800U HD incorporates direct drives in the rotating and swiveling axes of its table, which securely clamps for precise workpiece positioning. The machine's design also provides a large work envelope and ample unrestricted workpiece access, even with the fully automated pallet version of the machine that can be equipped with a 2, 7, 9, or 12-pallet changer. For maximum maneuverability around various part sizes and shapes, the HPM 800U HD provides 31.5" (800mm) of travel in the X and Y axes, as well as 21.6" (550mm) of clearance between its table surface and spindle nose in the Z-axis. The machine's table surface measures 31.5" x 23.6" (800mm x 599mm) and accommodates 5-axis workpieces weighing as much as 1,250 lbs (500 kg).

Related Glossary Terms

  • chuck


    Workholding device that affixes to a mill, lathe or drill-press spindle. It holds a tool or workpiece by one end, allowing it to be rotated. May also be fitted to the machine table to hold a workpiece. Two or more adjustable jaws actually hold the tool or part. May be actuated manually, pneumatically, hydraulically or electrically. See collet.

  • clearance


    Space provided behind a tool’s land or relief to prevent rubbing and subsequent premature deterioration of the tool. See land; relief.

  • machining center

    machining center

    CNC machine tool capable of drilling, reaming, tapping, milling and boring. Normally comes with an automatic toolchanger. See automatic toolchanger.

  • work envelope

    work envelope

    Cube, sphere, cylinder or other physical space within which the cutting tool is capable of reaching.