The basic models G350a and G550a of Grob Systems’ (Bluffton, OH) Access Series 5-axis machining centers offer high quality machining with cost-conscious entry into Grob technology. Built in the U.S. and backed by 90 years of machine tool experience, the Access Series gives users a short payback time and is rated for optimized reliability, high productivity and modular expandability with automation solutions.
Adaptable to suit many requirements, the G350a and G550a offer almost unlimited application possibilities in milling applications. They meet the broadest range of part requirements with the ability to machine the largest workpiece with the longest tool at the same time.
Both models include a rigid horizontal spindle axis optimally positioned close to the operating point with guaranteed maximum accuracy and precision. This combination, with the unique upside-down machining, allows an excellent chip fall and reduces the heat load in the component.
The models offer the longest z-axis stroke and largest swivel range on the market for rotary axis. The linear guidance system of the reference axis can be optionally equipped with a temperature-controlled cooling function, and a wide-opening work area door ensures safe access and ergonomic working, with maximum machine safety.
Large safety glass provides a perfect view of the machining process. The Access Series is compatible with SIEMENS and HEIDENHAIN control systems.
Typical applications for the Access Series include 3+2-axis machining and volume cutting (structural components) in the aerospace, automotive, pump and valve, mechanical engineering, and job shop industries.
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