The new sample preparation for steel and iron samples

HERZOG 3-axis milling machine HS-F 3000 for automatic, analysis-ready preparation of iron and steel samples

© HERZOG Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG

© HERZOG Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG

The automatic processing cycle ensures extremely fast and reproducible results. Milling parameters optimally adjustable to material grades, combined with a variety of application matched tools, ensure the maximum degree of flexibility.

The HS-F 3000 is sealed and sound-insulated. Safety circuits guarantee protection for the operating personnel. Milling swarf is collected in a removable collecting tray. Easy machine set up due to operator friendly interfaces developed for the operation in chemical laboratories.

The precision milling spindle can be fitted with milling cutters for a wide variety of steel grades. The automated tool changing system allows the machine with up to six different tools without the need for operator intervention. The extremely sturdy spindle bearings allow safe, sustained processing of even the hardest material grades. A third axis for highest requirements in sample surface preparation and for deburring of oval, square, round and double thickness samples.

The integrated Simatic S7 PLC controller guarantees an error-free automatic processing of the widest possible variety of samples. Up to 18 programs defined by parameters, can be saved and protected by a password.

Fully automatic processing steps:

- Sample introduction by operator or automatic feeding system
- Automatic selection of milling cutter
- Sample milling
- Automatic deburring of different sample shapes
- Sample cooling by compressed air
- Sample output
- Multiple milling heads can be used during one program
- Optional collection of milling chips for the purpose of gas analysis

The system is designed to allow the use of special milling cutters and different cutter materials, optimally matched to a wide variety of material grades. Tool life times are monitored. Tool change and maintenance intervals are displayed on the machine control panel.

The machine has been designed to enable easy integration into robot-based automation systems as well as into standard linear systems. The focus of the development engineering of the HERZOG sample milling machine was on the mechanical connections and electronic interfaces. Extremely short processing times and smooth, coordinated operating sequences round off the automation concept.

Source: HERZOG Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG