Emmegi has launched a new L3 20-axis version of its flagship Quadra machining centre which includes secondary module with a dual drilling unit which can mill, drill and tap at the ends of profile.
It also features a CNC operated 600mm vertical cutting module with downward movement on 3 axes and a range from -45° to +245°. This is in addition to a 350mm horizontal cutting module mounted on the same support beam as the drill, with a range from -45° to +45° which allows the L3 to cut large bars and execute special cuts.
The new L3 adds an automatic push feed and ejector system which works with different profiles of up to 7500mm, automatically transferring each machined segment from the cutting unit to the unloading magazine and synchronising the pick-up of the next. Also, a new turntable and disengagement system allows up to 6 air-cooled electrospindles to operate on 4 axes at the same time (X,Y,Z and A).
As with the rest of the models in the Quadra range, all cutting, milling and drilling on the L3 are located in the central, soundproofed enclosure which ensures that it is a safe and user-friendly option even for a relatively unskilled workforce.
Managing Director Ian Latimer said: “All of the Quadra models are capable of outputting the profile for hundreds of windows a week. They have little or no profile related tooling and minimal changeover time which makes them increasingly popular with companies who fabricate in several different systems. Emmegi is constantly refining and expanding its entire product range so we really do have a machine for every application and this new L3 adds some significant new features for customers producing specialist elements.”