MECAL FALCON 4 Axis CNC Profile Machining Center

Vertical spindle 4 axis (X, Y, Z, A) CNC machining centre designed to work on extruded aluminum, light alloy, PVC and light steel materials.

The machine is equipped with a 8.5 kW, 24000 rpm electro-spindle with HSK F-63 tool holder system and an 10 tools capacity tool magazine.

CNC unit of the machine performs milling operations through linear and circular interpolation (compound movements) on 3 axes (X-Y-Z). A is the clamping beams rotation that allows the work-piece to be rotated within 250° (±125°) around X-axis. This enables machining on any surface generated by rotation of the work-piece with standard tools. 

The machine can be programmed using Mecal’s geometrical assisted CAM software as well as standard ISO codes. 

Note: This machine is equipped with MMI automatic motorized clamp positioning system where each clamp features and independent motor and moves accordingly to the defined positions in the program. 

GENERAL

Mecal Falcon is a 4 axes vertical spindle aluminum extrusion CNC machining centre. The machine can work with aluminum extrusions, as well as vinyl extrusions, light alloy and light steel profiles. It comes as standard with an 8.5 kW, 24000 rpm electro-spindle with HSK F-63 tool holder system and a 10 tool magazine even if additional tool magazines are available as optionals to increase the tool capacity.

The machine features a rotating beam equipped with a clamping system to properly hold the extrusions during the machining process.

The Mecal Falcon allows linear and circular interpolation on 3 axes (X,Y,Z).  The A axis is the beam rotation on any angle within ±125° around X-axis. This enables machining on any surface generated by the rotation of the work-piece with standard tools

Using a drill, milling bit or a tap, it is possible to work on 3 sides of the profile, also the machine can perform end-milling operations by using milling cutter.

The 2 pneumatically operated reference stops are standard and located on each end of the rotating beam.

CLAMPING

The Falcon aluminum extrusion CNC machining centre is equipped with self motorized (MMI) clamps capable to go to calculated positions moving simultaneously, independently and rapidly. The MMI clamps also feature the MAM function consisting of clamp relocation during the working cycle.

PROGRAMMING

Programming both with Mecal ISO programming or Mecal CAD3D graphic CAD/CAM software are standard. Optional STEP/IGES driver CADLink is available for companies prefer to work with a third party 3D design software.

  • Vertical spindle CNC machining centre
  • Automatic Positioning Clamps (MMI): each clamp bar is equipped with a brushless DC motor-reducer assembly. The program will display the locations for the clamps that can be modified by the operator. With the confirmation of the operator, clamps are positioned simultaneously
  • Automatic Clamps Relocation (MAM): the MAM module allows the clamps to relocate automatically in order to allow machining operations where the clamps were previously positioned.
  • Axes drive system is consisting of a servo controller and a brushless DC servomotor. Position is tracked by an incremental encoder integrated in the drive motor
  • Work pieces clamps are mounted on a servo controlled rotating beam
  • Work piece clamps slide on precision linear guide rails
  • Working area can be divided in two zones
  • By using the disc cutter, it is possible to carry out end-milling operations on both the ends of the work piece
  • Milling operations are performed with linear and circular interpolation of the X-Y-Z axes
  • Pneumatically operated flipping reference stops
  • Automatic and fast tool changing by using a tool magazine located in the middle of the machine in an embedded compartment. It can store 10 tools for milling, threading, end-milling as well as angle aggregates. Additional tool holders available as optionals.
  • Tool cooling via Minimum Quantity Lubrication
  • All slide ways and ball screws are lubricated through an automatic central lubrication system
  • Frontal safety door with increased visibility of the machining area
  • Pre-arranged for chip collector trays

  • Max working length: 4013mm (158")
  • Oversized machining capability up to twice the max. work-piece length capacity: 8,026mm (316")
  • Spindle power: 8.5kW
  • Spindle rotation speed variably up to 24000 rpm
  • Tool clamping system is HSK F-63
  • X rapid speed travelling at 150 m/min (492 ft/min)
  • 10 positions tool magazine
  • Standard clamp width: 300mm (11.8")
  • Number of clamps in the standard configuration: 4
  • Beam rotation axis that allows the work-piece to be rotated within 250° (±125°) around X-axis
  • Electronic NC interface with a PC running on Windows 10 OS

  • Electrospindle air cooled, HSK F-63, 24000 rpm, 8.5kW
  • Tool magazine with 10 tools capacity
  • 4 x Pneumatic clamps
  • 2 x flipping stops, pneumatically operated
  • Drawers for chips collection
  • Startup tool kit
  • Electronic NC interface with a PC running on Windows 10 OS.
  • CAD CAM 3D Graphic software

  • Extra clamps MMI
  • Extra tool magazine for aggregate tools
  • Probe for the automatic detection of the tool length
  • Bar code reader
  • Electrospindle 8.5 Kw with Encoder
  • CAM 3D Machining simulator
  • Drawer set for the chips and scrap pieces collection
  • Belt conveyor for chips and scrap pieces removal
  • Interface drive for third party window making software
  • CADLink 3D Driver to import STEP or IGES files
  • Horizontal 2 spindle aggregate
  • Saw blade aggregate Ø 120 – 215 mm (∅ 4¾" - 8.46")