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ANCA to launch latest generation of ToolRoom RN34 at EMO 2019

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The winner of ANCA Tool of the Year will also be revealed live at EMO as well as the European launch of ANCA Finance the CPX Linear blank preparation machine

Leading cutting tool manufacture Fraisa, reduced set up from hours to five minutes through the new tool balancing feature in ANCA’s new ToolRoom RN34. A specially designed software package for the aerospace, die mould, general machining and power generation industries, the product will officially launch at EMO 2019. Customers can get improved productivity or minimise chatter through the intuitive design of high performance, complex endmills.
“ToolRoom RN34 is aimed to be the differentiator among many suppliers of endmill manufactures in the industry by allowing customers to design complex geometries through software to achieve increased tool life, productivity, cutting volume and increased quality and precision of the workpiece” says Thomson Mathew, ANCA Software Product Manager.

The constant helix ballnose option, for example, is replaced by a graphical drag-and-drop designer. This ballnose type of tool, with optimised irregular helix curves to reduce vibration, and with near-instant visualisation easily achieved by switching from the 2D projection of the cutting edge to the 3D.

Douglas Franke, Fraisa Production Manager said: “with ANCA’s balancing software we have a tool balanced generally within five minutes. Some of our more complex tooling can take a little longer – up to 20 minutes. This drastically decreased our time in setup on the machine which could take several hours. Our biggest success story has been an aerospace customer who is running our 1” aluminium roughing tool at 25k rpm.”
Visit ANCA at Hall 6, Booth J35​ to get a demo of the new software package.
ANCA's industry first competition is back with the 2019 winner to be announced live at EMO, Germany. Last year the industry welcomed the opportunity to show off their skills with almost 30 entries received from across the world being seen by over 122 thousand fans generating 3,000 comments and reactions on social media.
Pat Boland, ANCA Co-Founder comments: “I have great respect for our customers’ knowledge in designing and grinding quality cutting tools. Their skills drive our industry forward and most of ANCA’s new technology is born from a customer’s need to achieve something new.”
“We should celebrate the collective acumen of our industry and showcase the fantastic work that is conducted every day to build our world. I encourage all cutting tool makers to enter our competition and show off your talents,” he concluded.
Entrants have the chance to win a trip to our Australian headquarters to meet the ANCA team behind the technology, and a copy of the latest ToolRoom RN34 release. 


Lights out manufacturing to be ANCA’s EMO theme
Toolmakers have always been subject to technological change. Today the future of tool making innovation goes by many names. The Factory of the Future (FoF), the Smart Factory, or Industry 4.0. Whatever it is called, there’s one common factor: it’s revolutionary, and it will redefine and optimise manufacturing processes. ANCA will be showcasing its technology so tool makers understand how they can Build their Factory of the Future at EMO.
  • Reduce wasted materials and time through 3D simulation.
  • Increase grinding efficiencies through informed, data led decisions.
  • Reap the benefits of lights out manufacturing with affordable, easy to use robots.
  • Achieve 100% tool accuracy through automated in process measurement.
For tool manufacturers this will be a new landscape that places big data analytics and interconnected technology at the heart of daily work. It means streamlined business operations that allows rapid expansion into new and emerging markets and technology throughout the process to remove the need for human intervention.
Change will not happen in one radical moment. For almost 50 years ANCA has been on the journey to help our customers move towards a smart factory solution. Every world-first technology development we’ve introduced, from 3D simulation software to Laser Plus, our in-process measurement system, to RoboTeach, which makes robotic loaders accessible and easy to program, has been iterative rather than completely revolutionary.


CPX Linear blank preparation machine to launch in Europe

Capable of achieving a surface finish better than 0.2ra with run out of less than 2 microns, this four axes grinder for grinding tool blanks complements ANCA’s full machine range. The CPX Linear has a large working envelope and powerful grinding spindles to achieve the highest precision and productivity for blank preparation in the market today. Using the pinch peel method of grinding it offers the same strength, rigidity and thermal stability expected from an ANCA tool grinder. Features on display will be:  

FX5 Linear
The FX5 Linear offers automation and the versatility of more options, to meet the needs of increased productivity. The FX5 Linear has a wheel spindle power of 9.5kW and also has an automatic 2 station wheel changer for an increased range of wheels and tool types. With the optional automatic headstock clamping, it can provide unmanned operation and the flexibility to handle small volumes and mixed batches of tools. Features on display will be:

MX7 Linear
The MX7 Linear is a powerful, versatile CNC tool grinder designed for production grinding. It is built to meet the demands of high output, high precision manufacturing. The powerful 38 kW (51 HP) permanent magnet spindle provides high torque at lower RPM which is ideal for carbide grinding and a wide range of other applications.
RoboMate loader featuring integrated laser etching system for tool ID marking - a new capability being shown for the first time at EMO. Features on display will be:

The TapXmicro has been designed as a specialised solution for grinding micro taps. The 5-axis machine includes all the necessary features to support unmanned micro tap production. ANCA’s iTap software allows virtually any tap geometry to be programmed. This is complemented by CIM3D that validates tool geometry and machine moves before grinding. The result is a versatile solution that gives total confidence in producing micro taps for your most demanding customer. Features on display will be:
  • ANCA compensating chuck
  • Tool steady for supporting grinding of small gun point taps
  • Pitch diameter digitising system
  • RoboMate loader
  • Secondary dresser

17 July 2019