New satellite launched

Emmegi (UK) has launched an updated version of its Satellite XT 5-axis machining centre – branded the Satellite XTE.

Developed as part of Emmegi’s ongoing innovation and development programme in Italy, the new XTE features a new ergonomically designed cabinet that provides improved safety, better soundproofing and easier visibility for the operator.

The Satellite XT is already a popular model in the Emmegi range with a mobile gantry for milling, drilling, tapping and processing five workable sides on large sections of aluminium and steel. The new model features the same 15kW electrospindle and 500mm blade tool and the same gantry set up but is equipped with a larger 24-position tool magazine and exchanger arm system for faster tool changeover.

It is the new cabinet that really sets the XTE version of the machine apart though, Emmegi said. With wide glazed sections, it gives the operator a better view of machining taking place and opens up in two sections to provide easier access for cleaning and maintenance. It also reduces noise volumes and effectively segregates the work area from the rest of the tool magazine to better contain the swarf, with the option of dedicated machine fume extraction if required.

Both the Satellite XT and Satellite XTE allow fabricators to machine one profile section, cut it into sections and then machine the ends of these sections without interrupting the workflow. The sawblade can produce compound cuts, straight cuts, splicing and trimming, making these machines ideal for companies notching curtain walling sections.

The Satellite XT already allows users to work in dynamic double mode so that while sections are being machined on one side of the machine, the next sections can be positioned via workpiece clamps on the opposite side. On the XTE version, this feature is enhanced thanks to new compact and sturdy independent servo-controlled clamps, which are easy to configure, the company said.

In line with all of the new machines in Emmegi’s range, the Satellite XTE features an adjustable 24-inch touchscreen monitor with a user-friendly interface.