New machining centre

Safety, low sound levels, flexibility, and ease of use are among the key benefits of the new fully enclosed Comet R6 machining centre from Emmegi, the company said.

Seen for the first time at Fensterbau, the Comet R6 (HP) is a five-axis machining centre with a 7.5m working range. The new guard enclosure, which comes as standard, optimises operator safety and reduces sound levels considerably.

The Comet R6 can machine aluminium, PVCU, light alloys or steel and has two modes of operation – single or double.

Users can machine single bars at the full working range or machine two separate bars simultaneously in two independent work areas. In double mode, two additional NC-controlled axes even allow the vices and reference stops to be positioned while the machine is operating, without an axis reference cycle being required.

This not only minimises downtime when loading and unloading bars but effectively creates two machines in one with the two different sides of the cantilevered machine working independently, the company said.

A mobile work surface makes the loading/unloading operation easy and helps to increase the workable section.

The high torque 8.5kW S1 electro spindle rotates from -15° to 90° on the horizontal axis and from 0° to 720° on the continuous vertical axis so that it can machine on all five sides of profile sections with very large overall dimensions.

The Comet R6 is the first of a new generation of machining centres from Emmegi which comes with a new 24-inch fully adjustable suspended monitor. The monitor is touch screen operated and swings vertically so that the operator can see it from wherever they are working. It has all the necessary USB connections for PC and remote interfaces and comes with keyboard, mouse and barcode and remote keyboard connections.