The FlexCNC has a stationary bed on a mono-block welded steel frame. Unlike other VMC’s where the table moves, the FlexCNC’s spindle moves while the bed is stationary, eliminating the need for any bed weight restrictions.
When it comes to bed size, the FlexCNC starts where other VMC’s stop. The FlexCNC bed length starts at 10ft and goes up to 80ft to easily accommodate a wide range of long parts.
Traditional VMC’s require the operator to reach into the machine to load their next part. The FlexCNC has an open bed, so loading is as simple as bringing the part over top of the machine and setting it down. Heavy loads can easily be placed onto the machine bed with an overhead crane.
The use of pendulum mode decreases spindle downtime and helps businesses make more money by
- Minimizing Fixture Set-Up Time– Every time the machine doors open, the spindle stops. Pendulum Mode allows the operator to fixture on a section of the bed while the spindle is making chips on a different part of the bed.
- Keeping Operators Busy– No one likes an idle operator. With Pendulum Mode, operators never have to wait on the machine. They stay busy for the entirety of their shift resulting in more finished products going out the door.
- Utilizing the Bed for Multiple Setups- The FlexCNC offers greater flexibility than other vertical machining centers. The bed size paired with Pendulum mode allows you to zone out the machine bed to best fit the needs of the business. It’s like having multiple machines in one.
The laser scanner is one of the best safety features on the FlexCNC. It uses proximity sensors that will slow the gantry down and stop completely if your operator gets too close. This feature is great to have especially when using the machine in pendulum mode.