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Sub-supplier Gebrs. Frencken in the Dutch town of Eindhoven, falls under the category ›High Mix/Low Volume‹. With the purchase of two HELLER H 4000 4-axis machining centres with pallet magazine, stability, precision, process reliability and quick set-up were paramount. The horizontal concept is a winner, especially in terms of chip management.

Task Setting

  • Manufacturing machines have to be absolutely sturdy and precise
  • Possibility of fast response to market requirements and thus quick delivery times
  • Short setup times
  • Optimal chip disposal
  • Machining virtually without vibration
  • Process reliability for unmanned operation

Project scope and solution

  • Manufacturing cell that comprising two H 4000 4-axis horizontal machining centres, a loading robot and a Cellro pallet magazine
  • HELLER ›SpeedCutting‹ spindle


  • 408 tool storage places and 35 pallets measuring 500 x 630mm for different batch sizes and a variable range of parts and materials
  • Pallet change in 13 seconds
  • Chip-to-chip time of only 3 sec.
  • The HELLER ›SpeedCutting‹ spindle offers up to 16,000rpm, 40kW and 95Nm of torque.
  • The dynamic performance also enables rapid traverse rates of 90m/min and 8m/s2 acceleration.
  • High-quality surface finish through high process reliability
  • Investment in machine tools meeting the requirements in terms of productivity and quality


Contact HELLER Machine Tools

Heller Machine Tools L.P.
1225 Equity Drive
Troy, Michigan USA 48084
Tel: +1 248 658 6600
Fax: +1 248 288 9560

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