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GF Machining Solutions : all about you When all you need is everything, it’s good to know that there is one company that you can count on to deliver complete solutions and services. From world-class electrical discharge machines (EDM), Laser texturing and Additive Manufacturing through to first-class Milling and Spindles, Tooling, Automation and software systems — all backed by unrivalled customer service and support — we, through our AgieCharmilles, Microlution, Mikron Mill, Liechti, Step-Tec and System 3R technologies, help you raise your game and increase your competitive edge. Step-Tec...

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Step-Tec: Always a step ahead Our range of Spindles, solutions and services is as unique as your requirements to keep ahead in the daily competition. Whatever your application is in milling, drilling, turning and grinding, we are here to listen and serve. Since 1995 we are focused to support you to position yourself with outstanding results, no matter if your demand is on productivity, availability or superior quality. That's why in a very cost-sensitive environment, we continue developing extremely durable products. And that's why we offer a comprehensive range of standard and tailored...

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You have many different requirements Information and communications technology (ICT) and electronic components (EC) Medical and precision parts Step-Tec Spindles: Always a step ahead

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Step-Tec offers the best solution The ideal platform • Unbeatable ratio between power and weight • Highest precision and thermal stability • Very productive due to latest sensor technology: Vibro Sensor (V3D), thermal growth measuring sensor (AMS), Spindle Diagnostic Module (SDM) with black box (spindle data recorder), etc. • Prepared for industry 4.0 data exchange • Lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) due to renowned durability and exceptional lifetime The right engineering partner • With more than two decades of high-end motor Spindle development • In-house engineering, design, research...

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Whatever you need, we find the right solution for you Today Step-Tec develops and builds different types of Spindles in diameters ranging from 90 mm to 320 mm, covering a performance range of 1 to 130 kW, that deliver torques of up to 1,200 Nm on its most powerful Spindle. Induction motors with speeds up to 60,000 min-1 and synchronous motors with highest power ensity d and agility are available in our Spindles depending on the application. HVC High-speed motorized Spindles HPC High-performance motorized Spindles Find our complete and up-to-date Spindle program at: HM...

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Your partner for engineering and integration Our Spindles have outstanding characteristics but what good are they if they don’t correspond to the required interface? That’s why Step-Tec engineers collaborate with you to d evelop the solutions adapted to your needs. We support you to integrate the Step-Tec Spindle to your specific machine setup. Using the latest failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) software applications as well as thermal simulation and vibration analyses, we come to the table ready to support you. Our standard risk assessment includes keeping your costs under control....

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Partner for a lifetime We assist you in bringing your business idea to life Best total cost of integration We develop dedicated s olutions and know-how as your partner We create, integrate and s upply complete solutions Best total cost of integration Step-Tec Spindles: Always a step ahead

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Save time and money with the performance of Step-Tec Spindles Best total cost of ownership We support you throughout the entire Spindle life You pick and choose the best applicable ervices s and benefit from our lobal g operations Shared values Step-Tec OEM Step-Tec Spindles: Always a step ahead

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A step ahead thanks o t pioneering technologies Continuously shrinking tolerances and increasing demand on performance call for solutions adapted for thermal stability and to the Spindle cooling systems. Our engineers have accepted that challenge and, today, we offer innovative, unique solutions: OptiCool and CoolCore. Result: lowest possible polar thermal balance around the contacting surface to the machine support • Highest precision due to optimized thermal balance of the entire machining head • High-efficiency motors with reduced thermal exposure • Separate cooling of motor and all...

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Ambitious clients become happy customers With a Swiss Spindle manufacturing legacy going back to 1995, our aim remains to be the technology and innovation leader for future generations. But it is not enough to produce the best Spindles; our c ommitment extends throughout the life cycle of the Spindle. Listening to our customers’ feedback, we eveloped services to ensure continuous operation as well as dedicated service to ensure the d right repair level. It’s all about you. Find more detailed information about our services at: SEP Spindle Exchange Program SFR Spindle Factory...

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Customer benefits 108.8 Nm (S6) Nm (S6) 10- 8.8 8.8 Nm (S6) 886+ Enables machining of parts which are highly sensitive 664- lubricating oil thanks to our internal Twin air 4against 42- system 2sealing 2+ Constant quality of partsıı ensuredıı by highestı thermal ı 0ı ı 0ı ı 0 10,000 20,000 30,000 42,000 0ı ı ı ı ı 0 10,000 20,000 30,000 42,000 Speed system (1/min) 30,000 0 10,000 20,000 42,000 stability through OptiCool(1/min)Speedwith separate cool + Precision machining of mold components + High-precision production applications + Medical and dental / watches and jewelry / ICT compo- AMS...

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+ Mold 6- die20- well as production and as 4+ Precision machining of high-end mold components 102+ High-precision machining and grinding 0+ Optional CoolCore for fastest cycle times and best ı ıı 0- ı ı ıı ıı 20,000 60- 26 kW (S6) 2055 kW (S6) 8,000 50020ı ı ı ı ı 0 10,000 15,000 20,000 + Best thermal stability 5,000polar temperature behavior 40and Power (kW) 46 kW (S6) 15,000 with10- than 1.1K around the Spindle mantle thanks to less 3020sophisticated design and OptiCool principle (OCS) 100+ Highest-ever static/dynamic stiffness with the least ı ı ı ı ı ı 0 5,000 10,000 15,000 ı 20,000...

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