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Award-Winning Twin-Spindle Machine Ideal for Heavy Duty Machining of Parts Up to 445mm in Size

Hydromat will feature the Licon LiFLEX II 444 in their booth at IMTS 2014. With this twin-spindle machining center, German machine manufacturer Licon mt is appealing to new markets and target groups for the processing of small and medium-sized workpieces.

Licon mt's product portfolio includes a range of model types that meet different requirements for machining workpieces of different material types, workpiece sizes, and varying degrees of flexibility and productivity.

The LiFLEX II 444 was added to the line last year and represents a new machine model for processing smaller and medium-sized components up to 445 mm in size. This machine is perfectly suited for heavy machining due to the rigid and compact design in combination with the high power/torque available. By expanding its product portfolio with the new LiFLEX II 444, Licon mt is consistently pursuing its strategy for 5-axis complete machining on complex workpieces in a single clamping.

The integration of a pallet-changer facilitates simultaneous loading and unloading of workpieces. Options include spindle compensation for the Z-axis and broken tool detection. The zero point clamping system ensures a quick changeover to other workpieces. Chip removal is optimized through suspended fixtures. LiFLEX II 444 is smaller and more compact when compared with other LiFLEX machining centers. The good price-performance ratio is very attractive to the market.

Winfried Benz, Managing Director of Licon mt, explains its market orientation: "With our small twin-spindle machine, LiFLEX II 444, we are able to offer companies around the world a viable alternative for machining medium-sized parts in small or medium volumes. We aim to continually optimize the process of complex workpiece machining with the goal of minimizing costs for scrap as well as additional quality controls. To this end, complete machining is an essential element."

This year, an international jury of experts has presented the "iF design award" for exceptional design to Licon mt, winning the coveted trophy in silver in the "Product" category for its expanded twin-spindle machining center LiFLEX II 444. The jury of 49 international design specialists adjudicated over 4,615 products, methods of communication and packaging from 55 countries entered in a range of categories in January this year.

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