The move to 5 axis machining technology has been quite a large step in capability for the precision engineering sector. Much of the industry struggles to take this step, due to concerns about over-complication. Here at I&G, we have embraced 5 axis technology with open arms and welcomed a brand new Haas UMC 750 machining centre to our workshop.
It’s no secret that we are big advocates of Haas, thanks to their fantastic quality machines that give us all the versatile capabilities our workshop needs to produce top of the line components. So with all the benefits that 5 axis technology offers, it was only natural that the UMC 750 would make an appearance sooner or later.
About The UMC 750
“The UMC has been designed and built based on what our users have told us they need in a universal machine,” says Mr. Alain Reynvoet, the Managing Director of Haas Automation Europe. “In a nutshell, it is a high-performance CNC machine tool for a fraction of the usual cost associated with machines of such significant capability and high quality. Our customers have come to expect innovative, low-cost machining solutions that do not compromise on performance and reliability. They won’t be disappointed with this latest machine tool from Haas.”
The Haas UMC 750 provides 3+2 and simultaneous 5 axis machining capabilities. With travels of 762mm x 508mm x 508mm and an integrated dual axis trunnion table, the machine provides a compact workspace ideal for quick integration into a busy workshop environment such as ours. The UMC 750 also comes with an inline direct-drive, 40+1 tool side-mount tool changer, along with a low heat 40-taper spindle suited for 8,100 RPM (standard) all the way to 12,000 RPM. The machine can position components at almost any angle for complete 5 axis motion, allowing for detailed and complex machining of intricate parts. What’s more, the UMC 750 provides +35 and -110 degrees of tilt and a complete 360 degree rotation, giving our machinists excellent tool clearance and the capacity to work with larger parts.
Embracing 5 Axis Technology
The benefits of 5 axis technology have been very significant to innovating our machining processes here at I&G. The UMC 750 allows us process jobs with much less complex setup, and helps us to improve cycle times by over 20%. This is a significant improvement that allows us to improve the efficiency of our entire workflow. 5 axis machining also provides us with less scrap metal due to the extra precision offered by the addition of many potential angles for machining. This extra accuracy only serves to bolster the attention to detail and precision that encompasses everything we do here at I&G.
The versatility offered by the UMC 750 is endless. The intricate machining capabilities of this machine helps us to produce complex and detailed components in much faster times, while still being able to rely on precision every time, thanks to the simplicity and effectiveness of the Haas design.
A common factor that dissuades engineers from making the move to 5 axis technology is the price of many machining centres. As with all Haas centres, the UMC 750 comes affordably priced and outfitted with everything our machinists need.
As we continue to invest in innovation and grow our capabilities, this opens up avenues for us to offer more services than ever before. Get in touch with our team today for more information on what we can offer you.