ORTHOGONAL HEADS: Typhoon and Typhoon HD

To meet the requirements of the Mould&Die industry, Breton has developed two orthogonal heads over the past few years: Thypoon and Typhoon HD. 
Two heads for the Mould&Die industry
Customers can now choose the head according to the size and performance that best suit their parts. Typhoon is the compact version offering an excellent size-power ratio with its 400Nm motor, while Typhoon HD is the most powerful version for situations requiring the full potential of the 1025Nm motor.

The orthogonal structure is ideal for the mould industry as the head can penetrate inside complex shapes with tight cavities using shorter tools and obtaining higher precision and reducing vibrations. Moreover, the monolateral configuration makes it possible to install spindles with higher torque ratings, while maintaining the same external dimensions of a fork head, thereby increasing performance during roughing operations.
The A and C axes are driven by torque motors for the best possible performance in terms of accuracy and dynamics. 
Benefits of the X and Y-axis extension
The orthogonal configuration allows extending the X and Y travel in vertical machining operations thanks to the offset between the C and spindle axis. This means a larger area is available to perform peripheral machining centre on the exterior of the mould, whose size can therefore exceed the individual axes strokes.

For example, with Typhoon HD you can extend the maching volumes by 410 mm, so the same workpiece can be produced on a machine with a more compact frame and a smaller footprint.   
Other benefits of monolateral heads
They allow for a rapid changeover of the spindle body; therefore, you can use the same head both for higher material removal and finishing operation with just one quick spindle change.
When the spindle is to be overhauled or replaced, the machine downtimes is eliminated.

It is also possible to create dedicated spindles of various shapes and sizes to handle special machining requirements. Flexibility is therefore guaranteed, also to accomodate future developments. The standard configuration has a locking system to allow for the spindle to be replaced manually.

The machine can be optionally equipped with semi-automatic or fully automatic spindle changeover with the spindle store inside the working area. 
Standard vs endless version
The 610° (± 305°) standard version is ideal for moulds whose surfaces require milling, mainly using 3+2 approaches with maximum precision fittings. Its low cost means a faster return on investment.

The endless version improves productivity when milling with 5 continuous axes and is therefore ideal for those who need to carry out finishing operations with continuous spiral approaches without ever removing the tool from the workpiece. The surface quality obtained on the machine eliminates subsequent reworking or costly manual interventions.


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