WFL Millturn Technologies to Host Technology Meeting at Open Doors Event
Mark your calendars for March 5th-7th, 2024, as the WFL headquarters in Linz throws open its doors to visitors. Discover an array of machine and technology highlights on an impressive exhibition area spanning more than 4,000 m². Immerse yourself in the realm of complete machining and experience firsthand why WFL is recognized as the world's leading manufacturer in this field. This event offers a unique opportunity to stay abreast of the industry's current trends and developments while gaining invaluable insights into WFL's groundbreaking innovations.
Amongst other things, the focus of the technology meeting will be on the presentation of automation solutions of our partner and subsidiary FRAI. We show the innovative articulated robot in a robotcell, as one of the most flexible variants of automation of production machines and processes. Regardless of limited access to the machine, complex movement sequences, short cycle times or other additional tasks (deburring, cleaning, orientation, turning, etc.), the articulated robot will always find its way. Another attraction will be the live demonstration of a mobile robot built on an AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle). The robot will pick up chuck parts and tools from the warehouse and place them on the AGV.
M20 up to M150 MILLTURN
Visitors can experience the full range of machining in live demonstrations on machines of all sizes - from the M20 to the M150 MILLTURN. A special highlight will be WFL’s latest family member: the M20 MILLTURN. With two additional centre distances of two and three meters, it will also be available for longer shaft parts in the future. The optional individual tool carrier with a B-axis for turning on the lower system is unique. This means that the machine has two B axes and machining can be carried out in all required angular positions on both spindles simultaneously.
Flanx – WFL Gearing Solutions
In addition to the intelligent machining solutions of the M80X MILLTURN with 4500 mm machining length and the M50 MILLTURN with 3000mm machining length, visitors can convince themselves of the WFL Flanx gearing solutions. They can experience the software cycles Flanx-Hob, Flanx-Spline, Flanx-Large Module, Flanx-Invo, Flanx-Gear Skiving and Flanx-Measure during live machining operations. Flanx-Measure is a cycle package for scanning and measuring all relevant parameters, such as tooth shapes, tooth thickness, pitch or concentricity. With this software essentially all features that need to be measured on a special gear-measuring machine, can now be measured directly on the WFL MILLTURN. The results are visualised on the control panel and recorded in a measurement report. WFL can ensure and improve component quality by implementing a wide range of measurement methods.
myWFL – Operational Data Acquisition
The user retrieves optimal information about machine productivity from the operational data acquisition system myWFL Cockpit. Machine and program states over time, productivity and technical availability are visualised on the machine control, on a PC or a mobile device using a browser. The software not only has a user-friendly visualisation, but also improves machine utilisation. All data in the production environment is collected and analysed to achieve higher productivity. With myWFL you never lose track of the big picture, and you can exploit the optimisation potential for the smart factory. With the latest tool called myWFL Health Check, the machine geometry is checked by semi-automatic measurement of the B-axis and tailstock as well as the main and counter spindle. The software also includes cycles and test equipment for measuring and logging the geometry. Long-term trends can be identified thanks to the integrated measurement data logging.