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Mollart unveils FANUC as exclusive CNC partner for the next generation MicroDrill range

19 October 2018

Deep hole drilling specialists Mollart has unveiled FANUC as its exclusive CNC partner for its next generation MicroDrill range of VDMF vertical micro drilling machines.

The Mollart VDMF MicroDrill is used for highly precise small hole drilling applications ranging from Ø0.5mm – 6mm, and is available in 2 or 4-spindle variants depending on customer drilling requirements.

The new MicroDrill offers a 25 per cent cycle time improvement compared to its predecessor, and now boasts a new W-axis alongside a two-axis coordinate table for the drilling of prismatic parts or, alternatively, on-board loading options.

Greater drilling accuracy can be achieved thanks to an optional tailstock for component counter rotation of on-centre drilled components, while the MicroDrill – which has a compact footprint of just 2m x 2m – can also be configured to include a number of loading systems offering chip to chip times as low as five seconds.

One of the stand-out features of the latest version of the MicroDrill, is the integration of FANUC 35i-B CNC to control the machine. Primarily suited to milling and drilling lines, the 35i-B offers more capability than a PLC-based motion system, and benefits from a 100-Mbit Ethernet connection to facilitate high-speed part program transfers, data collection and remote trouble-shooting.

The CNC can also reduce cycle times thanks to five simultaneously-executing independent PMC ladders, which also eliminate the need for external PLCs; while the graphical user interface can facilitate faster programming times and quick access to real-time machining data.

To find out more about FANUC CNC can make a different to your business, or set-up a consultation, please visit: http://one.fanuc.eu/CNC.