Flexible & innovative: it is the GEAR hobbing center AF110


FOTO2Affolter Technologies SA presents its most recent innovation. GEAR AF110 is tailored to the needs of all micro motor industries, such as automotive, aircraft, dental and medical equipment, and watchmaking and realizes parts with diameters of up to 40mm and a module of up to 1.0mm. AF110 is the most robust and flexible gear hobbing center to date: “Compared to the AF100, we doubled the clamping force to 1000 newton. Torque and stiffness of the spindles were increased, the Y-axis is more robust and there is only one clamping axis moving, optimizing the overall rigidity and minimizing vibrations”, explains Mr. Affolter.

The AF110 is very compact, using the same base and volume as the AF100. The Affolter experts are currently developing the add-on “Unit 90”: After a quick changeover, the AF110 will be able to perform worm milling operations. The Affolter engineers aimed to reduce cycle times to make the machine as productive as possible. The AF110 is equipped with the user-friendly, internally developed CNC Leste control, making communication with the micro gear hobbing center easy and quick. The compact design and the improved rigidity are other key features that guarantee short cycle times and highest efficiency.