ANCA to Exhibit at EMO 2023 and Announce Tool of the Year Winner

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The modular automation system AIMS is ANCA’s answer for tool manufacturers looking to increase their productivity, stay competitive, and be an attractive employer.

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Published: Wednesday, August 2, 2023 – 11:59

At EMO, visitors will find out how ANCA spreads the ULTRA advantages to further fields of application, including smaller batches, regrinding, and tools with small diameters.

Launching the FX7 ULTRA

Years of continuous refinements at ANCA have made the ULTRA technology possible. ANCA’s vertical integration—where machines, controls, drives, and precision components are all designed and manufactured in-house—are key to its success. Successfully introduced to the industry last year on the MX machine platform, he ULTRA boasts the highest accuracy and quality cutting tools in the world. The MX7 ULTRA achieves one nanometer axis resolution, and can maintain better than +/– 0.002 mm line form accuracy of any profile, which includes ballnose and corner radius endmills.

Innovation

ANCA to Exhibit at EMO 2023 and Announce Tool of the Year Winner

Showcasing the latest products and industry-specific grinding and automation solutions

EMO 2023 offers an exclusive opportunity for industry professionals to explore ANCA’s latest advancements in grinding technology, witness revolutionary world premieres, and engage with experts from the field. Visitors will also experience exclusive product launches at the show.

Strategic partnership with industry leaders

ANCA’s area of grinding applications can be covered with the versatile GCX and its numerous optional accessories, like the LaserUltra for profile tools.

Tool of the Year award

The FX7 ULTRA introduces cutting-edge technologies, including ANCA’s nanometer control, revolutionizing precision grinding for small and microtools down to 0.1 mm in diameter. This technology breakthrough is already redefining the standards for tool and component grinding with the highest levels of accuracy and surface finishes.

The AIMS automation package is a modular and growing system spanning the tool production process. ANCA is set to include additional operations like blank preparation or laser marking in the automated process. The system’s intelligent design allows for progressive steps of automation, including the automated laser marking station, AutoMarkX. The station provides reliable and high-quality marking, ensuring traceability, identification, and tool branding—all while eliminating repetitive tasks to free up time for skilled staff.

The rising demand of gear-cutting tools has led ANCA to enhance its product program with the GCX, the turnkey solution for manufacturing and resharpening gear-cutting tools. The Integrated Gear Tool Measurement (IGTM) and ANCA’s expertise in grinding wheel dressing gives customers full control over the high-precision skiving-cutter grinding process. First skiving cutter in tolerance is the motto.

(ANCA: Melbourne, Australia) — CNC grinding-technology pioneer ANCA will showcase its latest products and industry-specific grinding and automation solutions in September at EMO in Booth F52, Hall 6, in Hannover, Germany. The winner of the Tool of the Year competition will be announced live Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 4:30 pm GMT. 

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Martin Winterstein, general manager of ANCA Europe, says, “Our setup in Hannover really shows hands-on opportunities for tool manufacturers, with new application and automation solutions tailored to industries’ needs. I am excited to show visitors our enhanced portfolio to include microtools with the FX ULTRA, according to the high demand from this growing segment. Experts from ANCA and our partners will be onsite to show and discuss individual requirements at the booth.”

ULTRA value

From blank to a finished high-quality tool, all on one machine—ANCA’s ultimate single setup solution for complete machining of cutting tools will be demonstrated on the MX7 ULTRA at EMO. This latest solution combines peel grinding and tool grinding on one platform, enhanced with additional power to extend capability. The MX7 ULTRA’s spindle power of 26kW can handle demanding tools like larger taper ballnose endmills, step drills, and aerospace components ranging from 0.1 to 25.4 mm. This leads to reduced cycle times and increased productivity. Short setup times, optional collet change, and proven blanket-grinding processes round out the capabilities.

ANCA’s commitment to excellence is further emphasized through strategic partnerships with industry leaders. At EMO 2023, ANCA will collaborate with Mitsubishi, presenting its EDM machine at the booth, and GDS clamping technology, presenting a cohesive ecosystem of solutions that streamline processes across the process chain.

New software, hardware, and design features significantly improve surface finish, accuracy, and controlled runout, ensuring batch consistency from the first ground tool to the last. The FX7 ULTRA is the go-to solution for precision grinding in industries that rely on small tools, including electronics, telecommunications, medical devices, aerospace, automotive, die mold, and general machining.

ANCA’s one-stop shop for peel and geometry combined with blanket grinding