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    Machining

    Starrag offers the aero sector ‘bang for bucks’

    • By Starrag UK Limited
    • July 16, 2020
    • 3 minute read

    To enable Starrag to ‘Engineer precisely what you value’ in terms of component demands, it is the relatively new range of affordable Heckert H, T and X four-/five-axis mill and mill/turn centres that offer aero manufacturers cost and time savings in the production of soft and hard metal structure and engine components.

    Offering pallet sizes starting at 400mm and spindle/column options for highly dynamic aluminium cutting or heavy-duty titanium work, the machines have a footprint that is up to 30% less than traditional horizontal machines. This results in an estimated 15% increase in productivity per unit area. The machines also boast traverse rates up to 80m/min, acceleration rates of 1.2g, tool change (chip-to-chip) times of 2.2 secs and pallet change times down to 8.5 secs.

    Many aspects of Starrag’s well-proven machine construction principles are applied, including a mineral bed for optimum temperature and vibration resistance, linear guideways and a centralised swarf conveyor, as well as unified and easily accessible coolant and lubricant systems. The result is minimal downtime and high levels of reliability.

    Modular design allows different pallet sizes and spindle and column options to selected. Users can specify versions for either aluminium cutting (universal HSK 63 spindle on a lightweight aluminium column on the Heckert X40) or a high-torque HSK 100A unit (utilising a steel column on the Heckert mill-turn T45) for heavy-duty work on hard materials including titanium. The Heckert X40 has X, Y and Z axes travel of 700 by 750 by 750mm and can accommodate loads of 400kg.

    On the 5-axis Heckert T45, everything is geared towards increased productivity with combined turning and hobbing/skiving with milling for versatile single set-up working. The machine has 750mm of travel in all three main axes and it can accommodate loads of 400kg and its HSK 100A spindle is rated at 292Nm and 15,000 revs/min. 

    With eight brand ranges of machines, all suited to the cost-effective production of aerostructures and aero engines, Starrag UK is well-placed to offer a machining solution to any demand. The machines cover aspects from micro-machining of fuel injector parts or 20m long wing spas. Many of the machines are suited to machining specific components in a single set-up with the Berthiez range aimed at turning and grinding of engine casings, the Bumotec for fuel systems, the Dörries for large engine casings, the Ecospeed for high-speed aluminium cutting, the Heckert for 5-axis engine and aerostructure applications, Starrag machines for 5-axis aerostructures, blades and blisks and the SIP series for very precise components.

    Starrag UK Director for Sales and Applications Lee Scott says: “Whatever the choice, users are guaranteed substantial rewards from a relatively small outlay on machines with unmatched specifications. It is a myth that we only supply to OEMs, so we are not on everyone’s radar – in fact, we have customers of all sizes benefiting from our solutions.”

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    Starrag offers the aero sector ‘bang for bucks’

    To enable Starrag to ‘Engineer precisely what you value’ in terms of component demands, it is the relatively new range of affordable Heckert H, T and X four-/five-axis mill and mill/turn centres that offer aero manufacturers cost and time savings in the production of soft and hard metal structure and engine components.

    Offering pallet sizes starting at 400mm and spindle/column options for highly dynamic aluminium cutting or heavy-duty titanium work, the machines have a footprint that is up to 30% less than traditional horizontal machines. This results in an estimated 15% increase in productivity per unit area. The machines also boast traverse rates up to 80m/min, acceleration rates of 1.2g, tool change (chip-to-chip) times of 2.2 secs and pallet change times down to 8.5 secs.

    Many aspects of Starrag’s well-proven machine construction principles are applied, including a mineral bed for optimum temperature and vibration resistance, linear guideways and a centralised swarf conveyor, as well as unified and easily accessible coolant and lubricant systems. The result is minimal downtime and high levels of reliability.

    Modular design allows different pallet sizes and spindle and column options to selected. Users can specify versions for either aluminium cutting (universal HSK 63 spindle on a lightweight aluminium column on the Heckert X40) or a high-torque HSK 100A unit (utilising a steel column on the Heckert mill-turn T45) for heavy-duty work on hard materials including titanium. The Heckert X40 has X, Y and Z axes travel of 700 by 750 by 750mm and can accommodate loads of 400kg.

    On the 5-axis Heckert T45, everything is geared towards increased productivity with combined turning and hobbing/skiving with milling for versatile single set-up working. The machine has 750mm of travel in all three main axes and it can accommodate loads of 400kg and its HSK 100A spindle is rated at 292Nm and 15,000 revs/min. 

    With eight brand ranges of machines, all suited to the cost-effective production of aerostructures and aero engines, Starrag UK is well-placed to offer a machining solution to any demand. The machines cover aspects from micro-machining of fuel injector parts or 20m long wing spas. Many of the machines are suited to machining specific components in a single set-up with the Berthiez range aimed at turning and grinding of engine casings, the Bumotec for fuel systems, the Dörries for large engine casings, the Ecospeed for high-speed aluminium cutting, the Heckert for 5-axis engine and aerostructure applications, Starrag machines for 5-axis aerostructures, blades and blisks and the SIP series for very precise components.

    Starrag UK Director for Sales and Applications Lee Scott says: “Whatever the choice, users are guaranteed substantial rewards from a relatively small outlay on machines with unmatched specifications. It is a myth that we only supply to OEMs, so we are not on everyone’s radar – in fact, we have customers of all sizes benefiting from our solutions.”