News | 11/19/2020 An investment for the future: Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse receives new machine with Rotary Loading System

Joint Liebherr development: New high capacity five-axis machining center with an Rotary Loading System at Liebherr-Aerospace in Campsas (France)

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Liebherr-Aerospace has installed at its machining plant in Campsas (France) a new five-axis machining center with a Rotary Loading System (RLS) that enables to store parts clamped on pallets. The RLS automatically provides the machining center with raw parts and therefore allows unmanned production.

The high capacity machine has been jointly developed by teams of Liebherr-Verzahntechnik GmbH, Kempten (Germany), a leading specialist for automation solutions, and Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS, Liebherr’s center of excellence for air management and cooling systems.

The new machining center features a six-wheel tool magazine, which contains 363 cutting tools. It is equipped with a 52 kW/430 Nm milling spindle that can rotate at 12,000 rpm. In addition, an IoT connector package enables real-time monitoring of the equipment and remote maintenance. The RLS can lift up to 1.5 tons, stores up to 15 work pieces in its cell and guarantees autonomy as well as production flexibility with different control modes.