Technology

Technology redefined

From the first chip to the complete component

In the series production of metal components, every tenth of a second of cycle time saved and every micrometer of precision is important. And that is exactly what the production solutions from SW deliver. Machining with horizontal work spindles ensures that swarf falls optimally downwards, leaving an unobstructed view of the working area. The patented monobloc ensures an optimal flow of force between the machining unit and the workpiece carrier. This improves process reliability while providing exceptional dynamism and precision.

A new and innovative control terminal offers improved ergonomics, and draws on user experience to ensure the intuitively correct operation of our machine tools. With the multi-spindle machining of up to four workpieces at the same time, loading and unloading in parallel to machining time, and maximum dynamic performance in all movements, SW is setting new standards for maximum productivity – from the first chip to the complete component. 

Up to 50% / less energy costs

1-Spindle
2-Spindle
4-Spindle

Higher energy efficiency in machining processes

Only a few companies measure how much power a machine consumes in its various processes. Yet energy consumption is a major cost driver in production. Machining centers that are more energy-efficient reduce power expenditure, while also making a valuable contribution to environmental protection.

SW has been pursuing these two goals for years and can offer measurable efficiency gains: Four-spindle machining centers from SW consume only about half the energy used by four single-spindle machines – and provide a higher output. Because four-spindle machines cut the cycle time per workpiece by almost two-thirds: producing more with less energy.

1/3 Floor Space

1-Spindle
2-Spindle
4-Spindle

More production capacity in a smaller installation area

Your Comptroller is not the only one who should be interested in this:

The floor space occupied by a machine costs money every day. Even more decisively, the capacity of existing production halls seems to be capped by the available space. Not with the multi-spindle machines from SW.

Compared to single-spindle machines, four-spindle machines require just one third of the footprint. By multiplying the output from a given area, SW turns space into money. 

Highspeed is linear

Linear motor or low-wear ball screw drive

High dynamics reduce non-productive time

rapid traverse+40%
Acceleration+67%
chip-to-chip times-27%

Every tenth of a second that a tool is not working on the component is wasted time. SW has therefore declared war on non-productive time. The most effective way to do this is to ensure highly dynamic performance in all movements to and from the workpiece and while changing tools.

Depending on the size of the machines and their intended use, linear motors or low-wear ball screw spindles can be used to accelerate the axes by up to 20 m/s². This enables us to achieve chip-to-chip times of under 3 seconds – on up to four machining axes at the same time on our multi-spindle machines.