For over 90 years, Grob (www.is.gd/eYOnfa ) has been developing manufacturing systems and machine tools and it has now launched its new series of 4-axis universal machining centres in the shape of the G440, G640 and G840.

With the development of the new 4-axis machine series, Grob says it is “pursuing the market requirements for a robust and dynamic 4-axis horizontal machine”.

Thanks to their modular machine design and high option variety, the G440, G640, and G840 4-axis machining centres can be individually configured to meet specific customer requirements.

Like the 5-axis universal machining centre from Grob, the company says the 4-axis machine series has a compact design, high productivity and maximum stability and, in addition to the automotive sector, is also ideally suited for the mechanical engineering, bus and truck, rail, agricultural and construction machinery and fluid technology segments.

The German company employs 6,800 people and in the 2019/20 fiscal year posted a revenue of €1.21bn. It has production plants in Mindelheim (Germany), Bluffton, Ohio (USA), São Paulo (Brazil), Dalian (China), and Pianezza (Italy), as well as worldwide service and sales offices.

Grob says the new 4-axis machine is “distinguished from the market environment by a high loading weight, high feed forces, and accelerations of the main axes”.

Speaking at the Open House event, Dominik Stegmann, product manager 4-axis, says launch of the 4-axis universal machining centres is the next step and milestone in the company’s history.

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