Capable of processing tools up to 300 mm long, with diameters up to 200 mm, the MX7 Linear uses Anca LinX linear motors and scales. LinX linear motors are said to offer higher axis speeds and acceleration, leading to reduced cycle times, while maintaining smoother axis motion. In addition, the machine has a permanent magnetic spindle that provides high torque at lower speeds, which is particularly important for carbide grinding.

From a precision perspective, the Anca MX7 Linear incorporates a bi-symmetrical gantry design. Evenly straddling the tool centre line, the gantry delivers rigidity and resistance to thermal growth, while keeping vibration to a minimum. In addition, the MX7 Linear has been specified with automatic in-process measurement and compensation. The LaserPlus built-in laser probe measures tool geometries to within ±2 micron or less.

With regards to productivity, the latest arrival incorporates Anca’s FastLoad-MX automation system.