FlexCNC introduces new beam line for machining large, long parts

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The FlexBEAM features 3-axis interpolation, scribing, automatic hydraulic workholding, and automatic tool touch-off. (Courtesy: Flex Machine Tools)

FlexCNC introduces the Beam Line — the latest addition to its lineup of machining centers for large or long parts, such as structural steel beam, in a single set-up. With an open bed design that measures 40-feet by 2-feet, this new model can machine parts up to 40 feet in length. Alternately, the long open bed, coupled with the movable safety light curtain, allows multiple set-ups, so that while the FlexBEAM is machining one part, another can be loaded (or off loaded). This dramatically increases productivity of the machine’s uptime. The open design provides unrestricted access that makes loading and unloading easier and faster. In addition to structural steel beams, FlexBEAM machines are ideal for the machining of long products like tube, or pipe, cutting keyways, and more.

The FlexBEAM has a monoblock welded steel frame with high rigidity and a t-slot machine bed. It features 3-axis interpolation, scribing, automatic hydraulic workholding, and automatic tool touch-off. In addition, a laser zero detector is standard, as is 6 x ATC, a hand pendant, and network with ethernet cable.

Standard unit runs on 480V and includes mobile light-curtain safety barriers, frame with chip conveyor and t-slotted table, flood coolant pump and tank, and automatic tool calibrator. The 12” color touch screen is water-resistant and durable enough to provide years of service. Oversized double hung precision linear guideways ensure smooth and precise movement on all axes. All moving parts are self-lubricating on all axes. A programmable servo motor drives the spindle, while a 10-compartment automatic tool change ensures capacity for virtually any application.

Control on the FlexBEAM is simple yet powerful, with conversational and ISO G&M-code programming for versatile 3-axis CNC machining along with an optional fourth axis. Equipped with a color touch screen control, 40 GB of program storage, and 50 programmable zero points, programs can be loaded through USB or through and ethernet connection. Extensive training is provided, both in-plant and on-site.

Headquartered in Wapakoneta, Ohio, FlexCNC and FlexArm have been manufacturing CNC machines as well as tapping arms, die grinding arms, torque arms, assembly and part manipulators, and more, since 1984. They have thousands of customers worldwide, with referrals readily available. They stock an extensive array of tap holders and repair parts for fast shipment – often same day.

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