The tool grinder you’ve
been waiting for
The FX Linear range consists of 3 new machines
• FX3 Linear
• FX5 Linear
• FX7 Linear
The FX Linear includes a significant number of important
new technology releases and a complete body redesign that
is both aesthetically pleasing and technologically beneficial.
The range is ideal for everything from light manufacturing,
to regrinding and even full production. Its best performance
and productivity range is for tools up to a diameter of 12mm
(1/2”). It can grind tools up to a diameter of 200mm (7.8”).
Many new noteworthy features have been included in the
range to make an operator’s work easier. These include a
new touchscreen customisable with Windows, handheld
pendant for easier set-up and an easy to access loader door
for slide out pallets.
The FX Linear machine is compact but also has a large
working envelope. It of course benefits from ANCA’s
40 years of experience in designing tool grinders and
developing user-friendly, versatile ToolRoom software.
Every part on the machine, from the positioning of the
grinding wheel on the C-axis centreline to reduce thermal
influence, to the ANCA designed linear motors, have been
designed to enhance accuracy, increase productivity and
make the operator’s day easier.
LinX
Linear Motors
Performance
Reliable
The FX Linear range uses ANCA LinX
Linear Motors for axis motion (X & Y
axes). In conjunction with linear scales,
a high level of machine precision and
performance is able to be achieved,
resulting in superior tool accuracy and
surface finish. With LinX Linear Motors
there is no loss of machine accuracy
over time due to wear and it is not
affected by temperature variations. The
LinX Linear Motor has higher axis speed
and acceleration leading to reduced
cycle times. It achieves this while
maintaining a smoother axis motion.
The cylindrical LinX Linear Motors
experience less wear as there are
no contacting parts. They have been
specially designed for a lifetime
of operation in harsh grinding
environments. As the magnetic field is
cylindrical there is no additional down
force on the rails or machine base.
Unique Cylindrical design
Existing flat bed type of linear motors
can have some drawbacks when used
with tool grinders. A cylindrical design
overcomes these drawbacks which is
why ANCA developed this particular
design of Linear Motor for their new
FX Linear range.
Rated to IP67
With the unique cylindrical design
the LinX Linear Motor is sealed to
IP67. This sealing keeps out grinding
contamination helping to extend the life
of the linear motor.
Does not need a separate chiller unit
The LinX uses less energy than an
equivalent flat bed style linear motor
and has the same power consumption
as a ballscrew system but with more
efficiency. The design of the motor also
naturally isolates any heating effects
from the machine. Because of this
reduced heat load the LinX does
not need a separate chiller unit and
uses the machine’s regular coolant
system reducing required floor space
and power.
An affordable first step into CNC tool grinding,
or an economical, good quality basic machine.
Whatever your needs this machine provides the
kind of technology and rigid accuracy not usually
available at this price. If you don’t need automation
then the FX3, with its 9.5kW wheel spindle which
provides ample power to cover a wide range of
applications, is the tool grinder for you. It offers the
same software and machine quality that are found
in all ANCA machines.
OVERVIEW
• Linear motors (X & Y axes)
• Linear scales (X & Y axes)
• A
n AM5000 control system for faster processing
• S
ingle wheel spindle (9.5kW peak power)
• Manual headstock
• A touch-screen monitor that is customisable with Windows
• Remote pendant (hand held) for easy operator access
If you need automation and the versatility of more
options, such as the MicroPlus, then the FX5 Linear
will suit your needs. The FX5 Linear has a spindle
power of 9.5kW and also has an automatic 2-wheel
changer for an increased range of wheels and
tool types. Together with the optional automatic
headstock clamping and the FastLoad-FX compact
loader it can provide unmanned operation and
the flexibility to handle small volumes and mixed
batches of tools.
OVERVIEW
• S
ame standard features as FX3 Linear
Also includes:
• Wheel spindle (9.5kW peak power)
• I ncludes a standard Automatic 2 Wheel Changer
for an increased range of wheels & tool types
• H
eadstock coolant
• A
utomatic clamp headstock (optional)
• A
vailable with the optional FastLoad–FX
Compact Loader
For customers that require the increased flexibility
of more spindle power, or the increased automation
capacity that a robot can provide, the FX7 Linear
is the machine that you are looking for. The FX7
Linear is the premium tool grinder in the FX range
and provides exceptional value for money. It offers a
wide range of options for those looking to increase
productivity and accuracy.
OVERVIEW
• S
ame standard features as FX5 Linear
Also includes:
• H
igh power wheel spindle - 19kW (peak power)
• Automatic clamp headstock
• Linear scales on X,Y & Z axes
• Robot loader with capacity to load up to 840 tools (optional)
• A
vailable with an optional 6 station wheel changer for
automatic loading of wheel packs & coolant manifolds
• F
astLoad–FX compact loader (optional)
• A
dditional options are available including LaserPlus
in-process tool measurement and compensation and
Wheel Probe auto wheel measurement
Enhanced Accuracy
Upgraded Technology
2
3
1
5
9
4
7
8
6
1Hand-held Remote Pendant – provides operator with
easier access to the machine during set-up
6
Compact Size – the machine has a small footprint saving
factory space but still has a large working envelope
2
Control Panel – full touch screen configured to machine
options. Has Windows functionality with multi-touch &
zoom
7
Rigid Design – positioning the grinding wheel on the
C-axis centreline reduces thermal effects, as does the
more compact machine size
3
utomation Options – Robot loader for high-volume tool
A
production. Compact loader for low-volume. Unmanned
operation with 6 station wheel changer & Robot
4
Loader Access Door – pallets slide out for easy operator
access to tools for Robot loader
5
Tool / Wheel Measurement Options – automated
for increased productivity. LaserPlus auto tool
measurement and compensation system. Wheel Probe
for auto wheel qualification. iView tool measurement.
8
inear Motors (LinX) – and linear scales improve
L
precision and performance for superior tool accuracy
and surface finish.
9
M5000 Control System – provides faster processing
A
for increased productivity
FX3 Linear
1Spindle Design – HSK40F taper provides
increased rigidity and accuracy for improved
tool surface finish results
2
-Axis Pivot Point – as the grinding wheel
C
is positioned on the C-axis centreline axis
motion is reduced which is ideal for ballnose
grinding to ensure accuracy is maintained
3
asy Machine Access – ergonomically
E
designed for the operator. Easy access to
the headstock workholding, wheel pack and
spindle for quick set-up and job change-over.
4
heel Changer – Options for 2 and 6 station
W
wheel changer for maximum flexibility and
productivity
5
Tool-Support – Options include Steady bed,
Pop-Up Steady and MicroPlus systems to
increase accuracy (Z-axis mounting)
1
3
2
FX5 Linear
1
4
3
5
2
2 Wheel Changer
FX7 Linear
3
1
4
6 Wheel Changer
5
2
Robot Loader
Operating Controls
Touch Screen Monitor
Remote Handheld Pendant
• ANCA designed full touch screen front panel (19”)
• Allows operator improved access for machine set-up
• Latest touch screen technology
•A
llows operator to remain comfortably standing at machine
door during set-up instead of moving to screen or having to
lean over
• Windows 8 functionality – multi touch, zoom, etc.
• Configured to machine – only machine ‘options’ are
displayed on the screen
• Designed to withstand an industrial environment
• Configured so operator can quickly set up machine
• ANCA menu and other hard buttons are integrated into the
soft panel or as soft touch keys
• I ncludes MPG (Manual Pulse Generator) so operator can
safely test program step-by-step
•A
feed-rate override control on the pendant allows the axis
travel speed to be easily varied
• Also acts as a ‘hold to run’ to meet CE certification
Automation
FastLoad-FX Compact Loader
Robot Loader
(FX5/FX7 option)
(FX7 option)
The FastLoad is a unique loading system that is fully contained
within the machine canopy. It is designed to be a low-cost
solution for customers seeking automation and is perfect for
low-volume production runs.
ANCA’s Robot Loader is a versatile automation solution
that is located completely within the FX Linear machine. It
provides automatic tool loading, enabling extended periods of
unmanned operation, for maximised productivity.
• Operator access from front of machine
•C
an be used to auto-load up to 6 wheel packs & their
coolant manifolds
• One gripper set for the entire diameter range
• Does not increase machine footprint
• Ideal for loading tools Ø2 - 20 mm (1/16” - ¾”)
• Tool length range 30 - 150 mm (1¼” - 6”)
• Loading time of 20 seconds
• Operator access from front of machine
• Does not increase machine footprint
• One gripper set for the entire diameter range
• Ideal for loading tools Ø2 - 20 mm (1/16” - ¾”)
• Tool length range 30 - 250 mm (1¼” - 10”)
• Double gripper, tool change for load/unload
• Loading time of 9 seconds
•T
he pallet capacity ranges from 840 tools with Ø2 mm
(1/16”) shank, 520 tools with 6 mm (¼”) shank and 96
tools for Ø20 mm (¾”) shank.
Accessories
Accuracy & repeatability
MicroPlus
LaserPlus
MicroPlus provides less than 3
micron tool runout. It is ANCA’s #1
high accuracy workholding and tool
support system. The MicroPlus system
consists of the Flexi-Chuck assembly
for workholding, and the Overhead Top
Clamp Assembly (OTC) for tool support.
The Flexi-Chuck clamps and rotates the
tool. The patented design allows the tool
and the internal components to move
independently of each other, minimising
any misalignment.
The LaserPlus system provides accurate
and repeatable measurement of tools
inside the machine. The LaserPlus can
automatically measure OD, run-out, EOT,
ball nose and corner radius profile tools.
An air blast unit on the laser ensures
that coolant or contaminants do not
interfere with the measurement process.
The OTC consists of a V-block that
supports the tool and a rigid overhead
metal finger that holds the tool in place.
The OTC provides alignment accuracy
for the tool.
• Less than 3 micron (0.0001”) runout
• Available for FX5 Linear and
FX7 Linear tool grinders
• Elimination of radial and axial runout
PREMIER Collet
Adaptors
• Less scrap
ANCA’s new PREMIER Collet Adaptors
provides operators with a premium
workholding range. The PREMIER Collet
Adaptors use a new totally internal
clamping mechanism. The spring
pack in the adaptor provides the tool
clamping force and prevents possible
runout that was previously added if
misalignment occurred between the
drawbar and the collet.
• No need to remove the tool from
the machine
• Reduces tool runout for improved
tool quality
• Increased efficiency
• Laser OD SPC cycle also available
• Available in W20, W25 and
B32/45 versions
• Laser is permanently mounted
inside the machine
• PCA (Precision Collet Adaptor)
versions also available
• Faster set-up times
• Available for the FX5 Linear and
FX7 Linear tool grinders
Accessories
Performance & profit
Wheel Probe
iView
6-Wheel Changer
The auto wheel pack qualification
probe is used to accurately measure
grinding wheels inside the machine.
The Wheel Probe uses a Renishaw
probe to qualify the wheel pack. It is
possible to measure the front surface
location, back surface location, wheel
diameter and toroid radius of a grinding
wheel. It eliminates the need for
operator intervention which ensures
consistent measurement results.
iView is a measuring system that is
able to measure the ground tool while
it is still in the work-holding on the
machine. The image of the ground
tool as taken by the iView camera is
compared with an ideal overlay shape
generated by the software. The tool size
can then be compensated automatically
based on the overlay.
Used in conjunction with the Robot
Loader. 6 wheel packs and coolant
manifolds are loaded together, stored
on a frame next to the robot. A docking
station allows the wheel pack to be
located close to the wheel spindle for
fast wheel change cycle times. The
wheel changer is totally contained
within the FX7 canopy.
• Eliminates the need to remove a tool
from the grinder in order to check the
dimensions
• Utilises robot for maximised
productivity
• Automatically measures a wide
variety of wheel shapes
• Eliminates the need to manually
qualify the wheel pack
• Eliminates the need to remove the
wheel pack from the grinder
• Increases machine productivity
• Reduces first tool rejections
• Reduces errors caused by relocating
tool and manually compensating
• 90x – 360x range of tool magnification
• Provides measuring accuracy to
2 microns
• Mounted on the inside of the machine
on the C-axis
• Maximum of 6 wheel packs
• Changes wheels plus coolant
manifolds
• Cycle time <12 seconds
• Maximum wheel diameter
Ø203 mm (8”)
Software
ANCA’s versatile software is what sets ANCA and its
customers ahead of the competition. ANCA has 40 years
of tool grinding experience and is well-known for its userfriendly and flexible tool design software.
ANCA’s ToolRoom software suite caters for a wide range of
tool types and applications with an easy-to-use interface to
input tool geometry parameters. ToolRoom ensures that the
FX Linear machines will efficiently handle any regrinding or
manufacture challenge.
The machine operator is able to easily and quickly set up or
modify tool programs, depending upon the required tool type.
For more proficient users, advanced software pages exist to
access complex tool designs and operations.
ToolRoom supports the grinding of drills, end mills, profile
tools, burrs, routers and many other special applications.
CIMulator3D simulates the programmed tool path exactly
as it would be ground on the machine. New tool programs
can be verified for size, shape, machine clearance and even
cycle time estimates. CIMulator3D maintains continuous
work flow through the machine by reducing development
time and trial grinding.
Service
Comprehensive Global Network of
Service Centres
Service Contracts/Maintenance
Agreements
We have a global network of ANCA
service centres and maintain one of the
most experienced machine tool field
service teams in the world. Our service
technicians are OEM factory trained
and provide the highest quality level of
service to keep your tool grinder up and
running.
To keep your machine running in peak
condition and to minimise machine
downtime an ANCA service contract/
maintenance agreement can help you
identify potential problems before they
occur. This means you have one less
thing you need to worry about. Please
contact your local ANCA branch for a
customised quote.
Technical Queries & Application
Support
Our factory trained service technicians
are able to provide technical support
and advice to keep your machine
running at peak performance. ANCA
also has an extensive network of
applications engineers who can provide
tool grinding solutions at a local level.
Training
Machine training can be made available
with a machine order or purchased
separately at a later date. Training
is provided in a wide range of topics,
including robotics and machine
maintenance.
Preventative Maintenance
Prevent unexpected downtime by
regularly maintaining your ANCA tool
grinder. The user manual will advise
what should be done to keep your
machine in premium condition on a
day-to-day basis. ANCA can help you
further ensure you extend the life
of your machine with its scheduled
maintenances.
Replacement Parts
ANCA are able to provide Original
Equipment replacement parts to ensure
the high quality of your machine is
maintained throughout its lifetime.
Software & Hardware Upgrade
Programs
ANCA CNC tool grinders are known to
have long service lives and software
and hardware is updated frequently.
The Service Department can assist you
with updates for your machine to take
advantage of more recent technology.
ANCA’s entry level machine
for light manufacturing &
sharpening of small to
mid-size tools.
ANCA’s economical CNC
grinding machine. Same design
as FX3 with more options.
Same design as FX5 but with
more spindle power & more
options.
Spindle Power
9.5 kW (12.7 HP) peak
4.2 kW (5.6 HP) S1
9.5 kW (12.7 HP) peak
4.2 kW (5.6 HP) S1
19 kW (25.5 HP) peak
8.2 kW (11 HP) S1
Wheel Packs
1 x Ø 203 mm (8”) max
2 x Ø 203 mm (8”) max
2 x Ø 203 mm (8”) max
with Robot wheelchanger:
6 x Ø 203 mm (8") max
Loader Type
n/a
FastLoad-FX (option)
FastLoad-FX (option)
Robot (option) loads
tools & wheels
Loader Tool Capacity
(with loader)
n/a
n/a
Robot:
840 x Ø 3 mm
520 x Ø 6 mm
221 x Ø 12 mm
Spindle Orientation
n/a
Option
Option
Linear Scales
Standard on X & Y-axes,
optional on the Z-axis
Standard on X & Y-axes,
optional on the Z-axis
Standard on X, Y & Z-axes
Tool Load Time
n/a
20 sec
FastLoad-FX 20 sec
Robot 9 sec
Hydraulic Headstock
n/a
Option
Yes
MicroPlus
n/a
Option
Option
Overhead Top Clamp
n/a
Option
Option
Pop-up Steady
n/a
Option
Option
Manual Tailstock
Option
Option
Option
Headstock Mounted Coolant
Outlet
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto-Stick
1 Stick (option)
1 Stick (option)
1 Stick (option)
LaserPlus
n/a
Option
Option
Automatic Wheel Probe
n/a
Option
Option
iView (semi-automatic tool
inspection)
Option
Option
Option
Technical Specifications
CNC DATA
ANCA AMC5, EtherCAT, high performance CNC, 8GB RAM, H/D 64GB SSD, Processor i7, Windows 8
MECHANICAL AXES
X-axis
Y-axis
Z-axis
C-axis
A-axis
Position Feedback
Resolution
0.0001 mm
0.0000039”
0.0001 mm
0.0000039”
0.0001 mm
0.0000039”
0.0001 deg
0.0001 deg
Programming
Resolution
0.001 mm
0.000039”
0.001 mm
0.000039”
0.001 mm
0.000039”
0.001 deg
0.001 deg
Travel
384 mm
15.1”
317 mm
12.5”
217 mm
8.6”
230 deg
360 deg
SOFTWARE AXES (PATENTED)
B, V, U, W
WORKPIECE
Diameter 200 mm (7.8”) max., weight 20 kg (44 lb) max., productive up to 12 mm
DRIVE SYSTEM
ANCA Digital AMD5x (EtherCAT standard)
Linear axes:
Direct-drive linear motors (X & Y axes)
Direct-drive ballscrew (Z-axis)
Rotary axes direct drive
MACHINE DATA
Grinding spindle:
ANCA bi-directional
10,000 RPM
Integral direct-drive
Spindle - Single ended induction
Grinding wheel: Max. diameter 203 mm (8”)
Wheel bore: 31.75 mm (1.25”), 32 mm and 20 mm
Wheel packs: Single wheel pack - options of 2 and 6 auto wheel changer (max 4 wheels per pack)
OTHER DATA
Electrical power: 14.5 KVA (16 KVA with robot)
Probe system: Renishaw
Coolant system: External
Machine base: ANCAcrete (polymer concrete)
Floor plan:
Width: 1930 mm (76”)
Depth: 1800 mm (70”)
Height: 1810 mm (71”)
Weight: 4500 kg (9920 lb)
Colour: RAL 7035 / RAL 5008
* ANCA reserves the right to update or amend specifications without prior notice.
Touchscreen - full touchscreen (19”)
Machine structure - single column
JAPAN
ANCA Japan
3-60-1 Sakuragaoka-cho
Owariasahi-shi
Aichi-Ken 488-0859
JAPAN
Tel +81 561 53 8543
japinfo@anca.com
BRAZIL
ANCA do Brasil
Rua Francisco Ferreira Leão 377
Sorocaba 18040 330
São Paulo
BRAZIL
Tel +55 15 3221 5512
brinfo@anca.com
USA
ANCA Inc.
31129 Century Drive
Wixom
Michigan 48393
USA
Tel +1 248 926 4466
usainfo@anca.com
CHINA
ANCA Machine Tool (Shanghai) Co. Ltd
West Wing, 1/F., Building 4,
475 Fu Te No.1 Road(W)
Waigaoqiao FTZ, Shanghai, 200131
CHINA
Tel +86 21 5868 2940
chinfo@anca.com
GERMANY
ANCA Europe GmbH
Im Technologiepark 15
69469 Weinheim
GERMANY
Tel +49 620 184 6690
gerinfo@anca.com
UNITED KINGDOM
ANCA Ltd.
2 Eastwood Business Village
Harry Weston Road
Coventry CV3 2UB
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel +44 2476 44 7000
ukinfo@anca.com
INDIA
ANCA Machine Tools Private Ltd
#64, Parimala Towers
MES Rd
Yeshwantpur
Bangalore – 560 022
INDIA
Tel +91 80 4219 8107/108
indiainfo@anca.com
THAILAND
ANCA (Thailand) Ltd
Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate,
No. 109/20 Moo 4,
Tambon Pluakdaeng,
Amphur Pluakdaeng,
Rayong 21140
THAILAND
Tel +66 3895 9252
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