TX7 Linear CNC Tool and Cutter Grinder

September 22, 2016

ANCA offers the all-new 2017 TX7 Linear CNC tool and cutter grinder. Built upon the TX7+, the new TX7 Linear has been updated with ANCA innovations that ensure its users stay competitive as the production and quality requirements of precision CNC tool grinding become more demanding.

Enhancements, which will also be carried across the complete TX product line range including TX7, TXcell, TapX and SBG, include:

  • LinX linear motors and linear scales as standard on X, Y and for the first time, Z axis. Proven on the ANCA FX and MX machine ranges, LinX motors have delivered unsurpassed long term reliability and accuracy. Operating without the need for a dedicated chiller system saving on running costs, LinX linear motors do not develop mechanical backlash, ensuring high quality grinding results for the life of the machine, including surface finishes nowhere else achievable.
  • AM5X CNC and servo drive system will provide the latest in processing speed, grinding precision and machine reliability, ensuring smooth, optimal running of the machine.
  • Ergonomic new user control panel with 19” touch screen monitor and keyboard/mouse tray includes tilt feature to allow easy adjustment for different height operators.
  • A remote (handheld) pendant allows easy and safe access to the machine control and minimizes setup time.
  • ToolRoom 2016 delivers ANCA’s latest application programming software. Renowned for its industry leading ease of use and flexibility, ToolRoom covers all common tool types and enables creation of new tool designs and features.

Other features of the TX7 include:

  • 37kW (49HP) peak power direct drive spindle with BigPlus arbor
  • On machine tool measurement with LaserPlus and iView
  • 2- wheelpack changer with options up to 24 wheels on TXcell Linear
  • A variety of tool support options including fixed and travelling steady
  • Two independent wheel dressing options
  • Tool loading options with RoboMate on TX7 Linear or upgrade to TXcell Linear.

Related Glossary Terms

  • arbor


    Shaft used for rotary support in machining applications. In grinding, the spindle for mounting the wheel; in milling and other cutting operations, the shaft for mounting the cutter.

  • backlash


    Reaction in dynamic motion systems where potential energy that was created while the object was in motion is released when the object stops. Release of this potential energy or inertia causes the device to quickly snap backward relative to the last direction of motion. Backlash can cause a system’s final resting position to be different from what was intended and from where the control system intended to stop the device.

  • computer numerical control ( CNC)

    computer numerical control ( CNC)

    Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.

  • dressing


    Removal of undesirable materials from “loaded” grinding wheels using a single- or multi-point diamond or other tool. The process also exposes unused, sharp abrasive points. See loading; truing.

  • grinding


    Machining operation in which material is removed from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry, etc. Takes various forms: surface grinding (creates flat and/or squared surfaces); cylindrical grinding (for external cylindrical and tapered shapes, fillets, undercuts, etc.); centerless grinding; chamfering; thread and form grinding; tool and cutter grinding; offhand grinding; lapping and polishing (grinding with extremely fine grits to create ultrasmooth surfaces); honing; and disc grinding.