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  • The CHIRON Group specializes in the development and manufacture of automated vertical machining centers for the machining of complex workpieces at minimal costs and also provides comprehensive services and digital support for optimal machine operation. The optimization of the life cycle cost is the main focus. With the world's fastest tool change systems and holistic, productive manufacturing solutions including automation technology, the CHIRON Group sets the standards for dynamics and accuracy.
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  • CNC machining centers

  • The right machine for each component
    CHIRON: High Speed Manufacturing and TURNKEY solutions for metal processing

    A CNC controlled machining center by CHIRON guarantees high-speed manufacturing and CNC machining of the highest quality and with the greatest productivity: for milling, drilling, turning, countersinking, reaming, tapping and sawing. Whether with a single spindle or up to four spindles, as a milling machine or with the complete functions of a lathe – CHIRON will provide you with the machining center that is configured exactly for your specific requirements. CHIRON offers CNC machine tools "Designed and Made in Germany".
      • The 08 Series

      • Compact, fast & precise
        As multifaceted as your manufacturing tasks

        A machining center of the CHIRON 08 Series is among the most versatile machine tools in the compact class.

        All models are high-performance centers, which can be set up quickly and are easy to operate, very stable, highly dynamic and low-maintenance. Thanks to the modular structure, there are numerous configuration possibilities. This allows us to customize any 08 Series basic machine to your needs to achieve a perfect individual solution for you.

        Advantages
        • Reliably high productivity
        • Highest precision
        • Minimum floor space requirements
        • Fast set-up
        • Simple operation
        • High stability
        • High dynamics
        • Easy maintenance

        Key facts of the CHIRON 08 Series:
        • Travel X-Y-Z: 450-270-360 mm
        • Power, max.: 18 kW
        • Spindle clearance: 200 mm
        • Spindle speed, max. up to: 54000 min-1
        • Chip-to-chip time from: from 2,10 s
        • Axis acceleration, max. X-Y-Z: 10-13-12 m/s2
        • Rapid feed, max.: 75 m/min
        • Number of tools, max.: 96
        • Tool taper: HSK A-32 / HSK A-40
        • Tool weight, max.: 1,20 kg
        • Tool diameter, max.: 100 mm
        • Tool length, max.: 200 mm
        • Automatic workpiece change from: 2,00 s
      • The 12 Series

      • Highly productive, compact and multifunctional
        for the lowest cost per piece

        A machining center of the CHIRON 12 Series is one of the best machine tools of its class in terms of speed, compact construction and application versatility. Numerous configuration and equipment options enable the ideal solution for any job.

        CNC cutting with exceptional productivity
        The various models of this CNC machine can be supplied with one spindle or with two spindles and in the MillTurn variant for simultaneous milling and turning.

        Advantages
        • Highly productive and reliable
        • Highest precision and processing quality
        • Minimum floor space requirements
        • Fast set-up
        • Simple operation
        • High stability and dynamics
        • Easy maintenance
        • Maintenance-friendliness

        Key facts of the CHIRON 12 Series:
        • Travel X-Y-Z: 550-400-420 mm
        • Power, max.: 40 kW (40%ED)
        • Spindle clearance: 250 mm
        • Spindle speed, max. up to: 40000 min-1
        • Chip-to-chip time from: from 2,20 s
        • Axis acceleration, max. X-Y-Z: 10-15-20 m/s2
        • Rapid feed, max.: 75 m/min
        • Number of tools, max.: 128
        • Tool taper: HSK A-40 / HSK A-50 / HSK A-63
        • Tool weight, max.: 5,00 kg
        • Tool diameter, max.: 125 mm
        • Tool length, max.: 250 mm
        • Automatic workpiece change from: 2,00 s
      • The 15 Series

      • Productive, fast and compact
        Leading-edge technology offering high reliability, performance and precision

        A machining center of the CHIRON 15 Series is one of the best machine tools of its class in terms of speed, compact construction, stability and reliability.

        The machine tools of the 15 series have huge reserves for powerful CNC milling. Numerous configuration and equipment options enable the ideal solution for any job. All models are available with one spindle, with two spindles or four spindles. In addition, there is an MP version for processing profiles.

        Advantages
        • Reliably high productivity
        • Highest precision and processing quality
        • Reduced space requirements
        • Fast set-up
        • Simple operation
        • High stability
        • High dynamics
        • Easy maintenance

        Key facts of the 15 Series:
        • Travel X-Y-Z: 730-400-425 mm
        • Power, max.: 58 kW (30%ED)
        • Spindle distance DZ with two spindles: 250 mm or 320 mm
        • Spindle distance TZ with four spindles: 200 mm
        • Spindle speed, max. up to: 20000 min-1
        • Chip-to-chip time from: from 1,70 s
        • Axis acceleration, max. X-Y-Z: 12-12-12 m/s2
        • Rapid feed, max.: 75 m/min
        • Number of tools, max.: 158
        • Tool taper: HSK A-63 / SK 40
        • Tool weight, max.: 10,00 kg
        • Tool diameter, max.: 175 mm
        • Tool length, max.: 300 mm
        • Automatic workpiece change from: 1,90 s
      • The 18 Series

      • Compact, strong and fast
        for productive cutting

        A machining center of the CHIRON 18 Series is one of the best machine tools of its class in terms of its cutting performance, high working speed, precision and reliability.

        Numerous configuration and equipment options enable the ideal solution for any job. All models of the 18 Series are available with one spindle, with two spindles or four spindles.

        Advantages
        • Reliably high productivity
        • Powerful drives
        • Highest precision and processing quality
        • Fast set-up
        • High stability
        • High dynamics
        • Simple operation
        • Easy maintenance

        Key facts of the 18 Series:
        • Travel X-Y-Z: 830-550-630 mm
        • Power, max.: 37 kW
        • Spindle distance DZ: 320 mm or 400 mm
        • Spindle speed, max. up to: 16000 min-1
        • Chip-to-chip time from: from 1,90 s
        • Axis acceleration, max. X-Y-Z: 17-17-17 m/s2
        • Rapid feed, max.: 75 m/min
        • Number of tools, max.: 60 or 2 x 35
        • Tool taper: HSK A-63 / SK 40
        • Tool weight, max.: 10,00 kg
        • Tool diameter, max.: 180 mm
        • Tool length, max.: 380 mm
        • Automatic workpiece change from: 3,50 s
      • The 24 Series

      • Compact, strong and fast
        for productive cutting

        A machining center of the CHIRON 24 Series offers the optimal prerequisites for highly productive, powerful cutting and, at the time, precise machining results.

        Whether it is used for flexible individual manufacturing or serial production, every 24 Series basic machine can be assembled into a perfect individualized solution due to its modular design and the resulting numerous configuration possibilities. All models of the 24 Series are available with two spindles.

        Advantages
        • Powerful spindle drives
        • Ample work space
        • Reliably high productivity
        • Highest precision and processing quality
        • High dynamics
        • Fast set-up
        • High stability
        • Simple operation
        • Easy maintenance

        Key facts of the 24 Series:
        • Travel X-Y-Z: 830-630-630 mm
        • Power, max.: 65 kW (25%ED)
        • Spindle clearance: 400 mm or 600 mm
        • Spindle speed, max. up to: 20000 min-1
        • Chip-to-chip time from: from 2,70 s
        • Axis acceleration, max. X-Y-Z: 10-15-15 m/s2
        • Rapid feed, max.: 75 m/min
        • Number of tools, max.: 210
        • Tool taper: HSK A-63
        • Tool weight, max.: 8,00 kg
        • Tool diameter, max.: 160 mm
        • Tool length, max.: 370 mm
        • Automatic workpiece change from: 3,50 s
      • MILL Series

      • Strong, dynamic & precise
        As versatile as your manufacturing requirements

        A machining center of the CHIRON MILL series offers optimal preconditions for highly productive cutting and precise machining results. The machine tools are distinguished by their high performance in CNC Milling and by traverse paths in X of up to 6000 mm.

        Spacious work areas and powerful drives
        The versatile range of options allows for individual adaptation to the application being considered. All models of this series are also solid, reliable and low-maintenance. Your benefits: spacious work areas and powerful drives.

        Advantages
        • Large, flexible work areas
        • High milling capacity and powerful drives
        • Lower cost per piece
        • Highest precision and processing quality
        • High stability
        • Fast set-up
        • Simple operation
        • Easy maintenance

        Key facts of the MILL series:
        • Travel X-Y-Z: 6000-915-715 mm
        • Power, max.: 75 kW (40%ED)
        • Spindle speed, max. up to: 20000 min-1
        • Torque, max.: 280 Nm
        • Chip-to-chip time from: from 2,90 s
        • Axis acceleration, max. X-Y-Z: 11-12-17 m/s2
        • Rapid feed, max.: 75 m/min
        • Milling capacity in St 60, max.: 900 cm3/min
        • Number of tools, max.: 163
        • Tool taper: HSK A-63 / SK 40
        • Tool weight, max.: 8,00 kg
        • Tool diameter, max.:160 mm
        • Tool length, max.: 370 mm
    • Baseline

    • The new product line for CHIRON beginners
      The pre-configured machining center for job shop and contract manufacturing

      In the new Baseline product line, our engineers have combined typical CHIRON perfection with the most proven top technologies for you. The results are three optimally configured machine tools which can be quickly delivered thanks to their standardized design. Each model is a complete and cost-effective machining center, which will fulfil your wishes regarding production quickly and efficiently.

      Pre-programmed lead!
      A pre-configured machining center of the Baseline series is ideal for job shop and contract manufacturing. This is because it is flexible and universally usable, long-lasting and low-maintenance. It allows you a fast and cost-efficient entry into CHIRON's proven quality and comprehensive service.
        • FZ12 FX Baseline

        • The compact machining center with 5 simultaneously controlled axes
          Compact and fast with five simultaneously controlled axes

          An FZ12 FX Baseline machining center is among the best of the 5-axis machine tools in its class in terms of its speed, compact design and variety of applications.

          This preconfigured model is provided with 5 simultaneously controlled axes and the proven CHIRON 2-axis swivel rotary table. As an option, this CNC machine is available with a control from Siemens or Heidenhain.

          CNC milling with top results

          With the FZ12 FX Baseline, shiny surfaces, finest structures, grooves, pockets, fittings and geometries are achieved process-reliably, efficiently and quickly.

          Strong performance – technical data of the FZ12 FX Baseline:
          • Vertical moving column principle
          • Compact installation area (width 2,100 mm x depth 3,200 mm)
          • Mineral cast machine bed
          • High rigidity and thermal stability
          • Highest precision in positioning and simultaneous operation
          • Dynamic direct drives and precision guides
          • Integrated CHIRON 2-axis swivel rotary table with direct measuring systems
          • 4th axis with a swivel range of +/±120°
          • 5th axis with torque drive
          • Ergonomic operating and loading concept
          • Service-friendly access to all units
          • Low-maintenance and long-lasting
          • Machine tool construction “Designed and Made in Germany“
        • FZ15 W baseline

        • The machining center with basket changer and workpiece changing device
          Compact, stable and reliable

          An FZ15 W Baseline machining center has vast reserves regarding CNC milling. It belongs to the best machine tools in its class in terms of its speed, compact design, sturdiness and reliability.

          Highest positioning accuracy

          The core of the FZ15 W is the CHIRON basket tool changer. It offers highest positioning accuracy and can change tools in any position in the work area. The work table with its workpiece changing device also contributes to efficient cutting.

          Strong performance – technical data of the FZ15 W Baseline:
          • Vertical moving column principle
          • Compact installation area (width 1,620 mm x depth 3,620 mm)
          • Mineral cast machine bed
          • High rigidity and thermal stability
          • Dynamic direct drives and precision guides
          • Loading and unloading during machining
          • Fastest CHIRON basket tool changer
          • Fully enclosed work area; stainless steel covers
          • Ergonomic operating and loading concept
          • Service-friendly access to all units
          • Low-maintenance and long-lasting
          • Machine tool construction “Designed and Made in Germany“
        • MILL FX Baseline

        • The large machining center with 5 simultaneously controlled axes
          Powerful CNC milling with maximum reliability

          An FX 800 MILL Baseline machining center offers the best prerequisites for highly productive machining and precise work results. Powerful CNC milling, high stability and maximum reliability characterize the machine tools of this series, which belong to the best 5-axis machining centers in its class.

          Economical and fast

          This preconfigured model is provided with 5 simultaneously controlled axes and the proven CHIRON CASD 280 2-axis swivel rotary table. As an option, this CNC machine is available with a control from Siemens or Heidenhain.

          With this machine, shiny surfaces, finest structures, grooves, pockets, fittings and geometries are achieved process-reliably, efficiently and fast.

          Strong performance – technical data of the Mill FX 800 Baseline:
          • Vertical moving column principle
          • Compact installation area (width 5,400 mm x depth 2,700 mm)
          • High rigidity and thermal stability
          • Highest precision in positioning and simultaneous operation
          • Simple loading with lifting gear (cranes, lift trucks, etc.)
          • Integrated CHIRON 2-axis swivel rotary table with direct measuring systems
          • 4th axis with a swivel range of +/±120°
          • 5th axis with torque drive
          • Fully enclosed work area; stainless steel covers
          • Ergonomic operating and loading concept
          • Service-friendly access to all units
          • Low-maintenance and long-lasting
          • Machine tool construction “Designed and Made in Germany“
      • Technologies at CHIRON

      • Cutting-edge technologies to be "seconds ahead"

        "Seconds ahead" means that machining with CNC machining centers from CHIRON is faster, more economical and more accurate than machining with other tools. In order to be able to continue providing you with this competitive edge, our engineers and technicians intensively work on the utilization of new and improved materials, controls, drives, tools, automation technology, sensors.

        Powerful CNC Milling and efficient High Speed Manufacturing
        The wishes and requirements of our customers are the focus of our efforts in Research and Development at CHIRON. These efforts have resulted in specific application-oriented solutions for economical CNC cutting in specific tasks.

        Application-related technologies from CHIRON for economical CNC cutting:
        • Efficient profile machining
        • Highly productive 5-axis machining
        • Multi-spindle machining: More spindles equal more productivity
        • Powerful long-bed machining and pendulum machining
        • MT technology and bar machining
          • MT technology and bar machining

          • Simultaneous CNC milling and turning: Doubled productivity

            MT technology: This means multi-function CNC milling and turning with only one machining center. The simultaneous use of two tools means double the productivity and significantly reduced throughput times – and in minimum space. This way, 6-sided machining of complex precision parts from the bar or as chuck parts can be achieved.

            CHIRON CNC machine tools for simultaneous turning and milling

            Four CNC machine tools from CHIRON give you the option to mill and simultaneously perform full-fledged turning at maximum speed. CHIRON FZ08 MT Precision+, FZ12 MT, MILL MT 800 and MT MILL 2000 CNC machine tools are designed in a modular way and can be equipped with a swivel head, turning spindle, optional counter-spindle and – with the FZ12 MT – be equipped with a tool turret.

            Each machining center is configured with your needs in mind. Thanks to a large number of options, each CNC machine can be used in numerous industries.

            The advantages of MT technology and bar machining at CHIRON
            • Simultaneous milling and full-fledged turning in one CNC machine
            • Doubled productivity
            • Shorter lead times
            • Customized configuration
            • Variety of application options: 6-sided machining, complete machining of bar material
            • Extensive automation solutions
          • Efficient profile machining

          • Economic CNC cutting of profiles

            CHIRON multi-functional machine tools for profile machining integrate the entire CNC cutting in a minimum area: Milling, drilling, turning, countersinking, reaming, thread-cutting, sawing.

            With a machining center from CHIRON, you can produce ready-to-install workpieces from profiles. Efficient and productive for small batches as well as for large series – with high quality and lower unit costs with infeed and outfeed of profiles up to 11 m in length.

            CNC cutting of profiles with machine tools from CHIRON impresses with extremely short cycle times and unbeatable conversion flexibility.

            Advantages when machining profiles with CHIRON
            • Lower unit costs due to the high productivity of the process
            • Excellent production quality by machining in one set-up
            • Minimal set-up costs due to changing batch sizes and variants
            • Automation by different loading and unloading systems
            • Powerful machining
            • Cost-effective clamping design
            • Low-personnel production
          • Highly productive 5-axis machining

          • fast and economical

            If you are looking for solutions for 5-axis milling and 5-axis CNC cutting, you will find answer with CHIRON five axis: Highly productive 5-axis machine tools with five simultaneously driven axes.

            With each CHIRON 5-axis machining center, shiny surfaces, finest structures, grooves, pockets, fittings and geometries are achieved reliably, quickly and efficiently.

            Combined with fast rapid feeds in X / Y / Z and the CHIRON NC swivel rotary tables which are developed and produced internally, non-productive times are reduced to a minimum.

            Advantages with CHIRON 5-axis machining
            • Highest precision in positioning and simultaneous operation
            • Excellent surface quality
            • Integrated 2-axis swivel rotary table with direct angle measurement systems
            • Integrated media feed for clamping device on the face plate
            • 4. The fourth axis is driven with a pivoting range of up to +/-120°
            • 5. The fifth axis has a torque drive with a maximum of 1000 rpm
            • Prepared for automation with workpiece holder pallets with zero point clamping systems
          • Multi-spindle machining

          • More spindles equal more productivity

            CNC machine tools from CHIRON with a single spindle are already productive, but when using a machining center with two or four spindles, you can multiply your productivity. The simple formula is: twice the number of workpieces in the same amount of time. Because with two high-performance spindles, several workpieces can be completely machined on up to five sides simultaneously in one set-up.

            Reduce costs by up to 40% with two spindles
            Well thought-out machine ideas with two spindles, like the CHIRON 2-spindle machine, in connection with perfected high-performance tools, fine-tuned to the machining task, significantly reduce the production time per workpiece. When setting up four workpieces, for example, the costs can be reduced by up to 40%!

            Faster machining, highly productive machining and extremely short floor-to-floor times are CHIRON's fundamental goals. Furthermore, our efforts are concentrated on higher machine availability and process reliability – for your profit.

            Advantages in using CHIRON machine tools with several spindles
            • Two spindles: Doubled productivity
            • Two spindles with 4-fold set-up: only one tool change for four parts reduces non-productive times
            • Production machine with proven robust and automatic workpiece changer for maximum service life
            • Extremely short chip-to-chip times
            • Workpiece changing device with central splash guard and easy access for reliable loading and unloading parallel to production time
            • Set-up with 2-axis NC swivel rotary table or NC rotary table with a basic device for profitable multi-sided machining
            • Larger work area for larger workpieces or multiple set-ups
          • Powerful long-bed machining and pendulum machining

          • Powerful and efficient

            CHIRON renders pendulum machining efficient: Fast, high-performance long-bed production in pendulum mode or with multiple set-ups for efficient workpiece machining.

            The work area of the long-bed machining center can be divided into two areas by the splash guard. The advantage: loading and unloading during machining and reduction of non-productive times to a minimum.

            Benefits of long-bed and pendulum machining with CHIRON machine tools
            • Long traverse paths with compact exterior machine dimensions
            • Long X-axis traverse paths: 2,000 / 3,000 / 4,500 / up to 8,000 mm
            • Precise machining of long parts without central splash guard
            • Loading and unloading during machining due to pendulum machining with a central splash guard
            • Easy crane loading of large and heavy devices as well as workpieces
            • Large workspaces allow multiple set-ups for reduced idle times and optimal productivity
            • Fast pick-up tool changer
            • Powerful CNC milling and highest precision
            • Ideally suited for dry machining and cutting with high chip accumulation
            • High machine availability and process reliability
            • User-friendly, easily accessible work area with perfect ergonomics
            • Large door opening dimension for easy set-up
            • Traversable control panel
          • Flexible automation

          • Even more performance through automation

            A fully automated CNC machining center from CHIRON combines a consistently high production quality, flexibility, low unit costs and short lead times to constitute an optimal process.

            For almost any application case and any editing task, CHIRON offers high-performance, fully automated complete solutions. From a single source and based on a CNC machining center from CHIRON.

            We already have implemented hundreds of automation projects for our customers – with proven commercial success.

            Components that we use in automation, for example:
            • Portal loaders
            • Handling robot
            • Machine-integrated workpiece gripper
            • Workpiece shuttle
            • Infeed and outfeed conveyor belts
            • Infeeds from bar stock and bar loader
            • Pallets
          • High Speed Technology

          • High Speed Cutting and High Speed Manufacturing

            Our slogan "Seconds ahead" is a continual incentive to keep making every CHIRON CNC machining center a little bit more efficient. For high achievements in CNC cutting, in high-speed cutting and high-speed manufacturing.

            Engineers and technicians from CHIRON work hard and professionally to achieve one goal: the leading position for our customers. As a manufacturer of vertical and horizontal CNC machine tools and supplier of TURNKEY solutions, we are only satisfied with the best results. Thanks to the intensive and trusting cooperation with our users, we are able to achieve our individual production goals quickly and successfully.

            "Seconds ahead" – maximum productivity and CNC cutting at top speed
            Many components contribute to your ability to be "seconds ahead" with CNC machines from CHIRON.

            Speed with system: CHIRON components for High Speed Cutting and High Speed Manufacturing
            • Fast CHIRON motor spindles
            • Highly productive, precise and reliable machine tools
            • Quick tool change
            • Efficient workpiece change
            • Innovative linear motor
            • Flexible automation
            • Individual consulting up to turnkey solutions
            • Quick service
        • Industries

            • Aerospace

            • Take-off with CHIRON
              • Engine components such as blisks
              • Interior components such as seat rails
              • Structural components such as wing ribs inside the wing
              • Integral components such as track ribs
              • Engine housing

              In the aerospace industry, perfection and maximum safety are standard. Quality and durability have top priority – without compromise, for every material and for every single part.

              CHIRON delivers CNC machine tools and TURNKEY solutions made to order and customized – modular, powerful, economical and ergonomic.

              CNC machine tools from CHIRON provide solutions that are used by top companies and innovation leaders from the aerospace, aviation and aerospace industries for the CNC cutting of complex components. Parts and components for small aircraft, passenger planes, military jets and helicopters are completely manufactured on CHIRON CNC machine tools with micrometer precision.
            • Automotive

            • Reach your destination quickly, safely, and at low cost

              • Motor components such as injector bodies or cylinder blocks
              • Steering boxes and steering knuckles
              • Aluminum rims

              High precision, maximum process capability and minimum unit costs are crucial for the automotive industry. Top companies and innovation leaders in the automotive and vehicle construction industries have been using economical CNC machine tools and successful TURNKEY solutions from CHIRON for more than two decades.

              Low unit costs for the automotive and vehicle construction industries
              Manufacturers, OEMs, suppliers from the automotive and vehicle construction industries can produce components made of steel, stainless steel, aluminum and composite materials flexibly and economically in small and large quantities with CNC machines from CHIRON. Successful companies such as Bosch, Daimler, RONAL and many others benefit from this in-depth expertise.
            • Mechanical Engineering

            • Every part – a benefit
              • Integral housing
              • Housing cover
              • Cutter bar
              • Turbine blade
              • Precision tools

              Top companies and leading innovators from mechanical engineering, tool and mold-making have been using economical CNC machine tools and successful TURNKEY solutions from CHIRON for over two decades.

              CNC cutting for reliable parts production
              Thousands of companies around the world trust machine tools and TURNKEY solutions from CHIRON when it comes to CNC cutting. For reliable production processes of precise workpieces. For machining of components in small and large series. CHIRON always offers the optimal production process in the interacting zone between quality, costs, quantity and delivery date.
            • Medical

            • The result is perfection – to the smallest detail
              • Implants such as spinal implants
              • Fragment plates
              • Pedicle hooks
              • Vertebral body replacement
              • Prostheses such as knee joint prostheses
              • Components for instruments such as surgical instrument handles

              Cutting-edge technologies in CNC machine tools for the highest standards regarding precision, reliability and productivity – this is CHIRON's reputation with customers from the medical technology industries. We have been offering solutions for manufacturers of medical components for more than 80 years.
            • Precision Technology

            • This is how precision works – fast and accurate down to the micrometer
              • Jewelry such as rings
              • Parts and components for watches such as watch boards, watch cases
              • Precision Balances

              Precision and dynamics for perfect surfaces and shapes even for the smallest of components – this is what CNC machine tools from CHIRON offer companies in precision technology, the watch making and jewelry industries.

              Whether gold or platinum, titanium or stainless steel, companies involved in precision technology as well as watch and jewelry manufacturers can implement their most exceptional product ideas with CNC machine tools from CHIRON. With the highest precision and with micrometer precision at a fast pace and very economical.