eSX 150 5-Axis Lens Grinding Machine: 5-150 mm Optics

  • Overview

    eSX 150 Overview

    The eSX 150 lens grinding machine is perfect for a wide range of optical components, including spheres, aspheres, freeform optics, acylinders, and more. It is equipped with 5 controllable axes: X, Y, Z, B & C with up to 5 axes of simultaneous movement. The powerful Fagor 8065 CNC with user-friendly G Series software make the eSX 150 optical machining center an excellent choice for prototype to production manufacturing of precision optics up to 150mm.

    Multiple advanced features on the eSX 150 help optical manufacturers achieve optimal results in terms of grinding efficiency, repeatability and surface quality after grinding:

    • Better grinding: Stiff, heavy meehanite machine base to provide vibration dampening + spindle construction with high quality ceramic bearings
    • Extensive part diameter range: Large work envelope with generous axes travels
    • Faster set ups: Easy-to-use Graphical User Interface for precision optics with step-by-step process driven software (G Series)
    • Full 5-axis machining standard: Capable of CAM driven manufacturing of off-axis, non-rotationally symmetric parts as well as coring operations
    • High accuracy tool and work spindles: HSK 63 quick-change holders for less chatter
    • Process consistency: Liquid cooled spindles
    • Better process control: Direct drive spindles
    • More cutting power: Integral high torque spindle motor
    • Tooling flexibility: Accommodates a wide variety of tools, including ball tools
    • Energy efficient: Servos turn off automatically
    • Additional features available: Automatic tool and work piece probes, twin spindles, automatic tool changers, mist removal, and more

    Maximize throughput of precision optics, from rotationally symmetric spheres and aspheres to complex geometries such as acylinders and freeforms, by implementing the capability of the eSX 150 into your manufacturing operations.

  • Specs

    eSX 150 Technical Specifications

    Optical Grinding Machine Specs* PRO 80 GTS PRO 160 GTS eSX 150
    Optimal Dia. Range 5-80 mm (.2-3.1") 10-160 mm (.4-6.3") 5-150 mm (.2-5.9")
    Max. Plano Diameter** 100 mm (3.9") 160 mm (6.3") 200 mm (7.9")
    Max. Weight 15 kg (33 lbs.) 30 kg (66 lbs.) 23 kg (51 lbs.)
    Work Spindle
    Spindle Speed 0-1,500 RPM 0-600 RPM 0-500 RPM
    Hydro Expansion Chuck Standard Standard Standard
    C-Axis Position and Hold Standard Standard Standard
    Tool Spindle
    Maximum Tool Diameter 75 mm (3") 160 mm (6.3") 125 mm (5")
    Maximum Tool Weight 4.5 kg (9.9 lbs.) 4.5 kg (9.9 lbs.) 6 kg (13.2 lbs.)
    Tool Spindle Speed 200-20,000 RPM 0-24,000 RPM 1,000-22,000 RPM
    Spindle Power (Peak) 8.7kW (11.6hp) 8.5kW (11.4hp) 14.4kW (19.3hp)
    Tool Holder Style HSK63F HSK63F HSK63F
    Coolant Thru Spindle N/A N/A Optional
    Twin Spindle Standard Standard Optional
    X-Axis Travel 250 mm (9.8") 360 mm (11.8") 500 mm (19.6")
    Y-Axis Travel 6 mm (.24") 6 mm (.24") 400 mm (15.7")
    Z-Axis Travel 140 mm (5.5") 180 mm (7.1") 500 mm (19.6")
    B-Axis Travel -60° to 60° -60° to 60° -90° to 90°
    C-Axis Travel 0° to 360° 0° to 360° 0° to 360°
    Communication Interface
    Ethernet Standard Standard Standard
    USB Standard Standard Standard
    Automatic Tool Changer N/A N/A Optional
    Machine Dimensions
    Width 1,000 mm (39") 1,400 mm (55") 2,110 mm (83")
    Depth 1,500 mm (59") 1,730 mm (68") 2,515 mm (99")
    Height 2,440 mm (96") 2,440 mm (96") 2,700 mm (106")
    Weight 1,600 kg (3,500 lbs) 1,950 kg (4,300 lbs) 3,400 kg (7,500 lbs)
    Workpiece Probing Standard Standard Standard
    Tool Probing Standard Standard Standard
    Integrated Spherometer Optional Optional Optional
    Asphere Fabrication Optional Optional Optional
    Freeform Fabrication N/A N/A Optional

    * Specifications subject to change. Contact OptiPro for the latest specifications.
    ** Machine is capable of manufacturing maximum plano size in small volume. For medium and large production quantities of max plano size, consider OptiPro’s larger platform.

    Machine Features

    • 5 controllable axes: X, Y, Z, B, C with up to 5 axes of simultaneous movement
    • Fagor 8065 CNC machine control with a high resolution LCD touch screen monitor and enhanced contouring package
    • Automatic tool probe and work probe for in-process monitoring
    • Menu-driven data entry screens with operator prompts for process data input minimizes set-up time
    • Graphical tool path verification increases safety by allowing operator to visualize the grinding operation step-by-step before actually running the part
    • Quick tool change and precision tool registration with the use of industry standard tapered tool holders
    • Continuous display of axes positions and distance-to-go values
    • Automatic curve correction using spherometer radius measurement input

    Optional Equipment

    • Twin spindles
    • Mist removal
    • Automatic tool changer
    • Built in handheld spherometer
    • Coolant filtration system
    • Asphere process & analysis software
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