OptiSonic 500 Series Entry-Level Ultrasonic Machining Centers with 500mm of X-Axis Travel

  • Overview

    OptiSonic 500 Series Overview

    The OptiSonic 500 Series entry-level ultrasonic machining centers combine the quality and precision of OptiPro’s optical grinding machines with the latest Ultrasonic technology for efficient processing of optical glass and ceramic materials. The 500 Series, which includes four different platform configurations, utilizes Ultrasonic vibration during the machining cycle to accomplish rapid material removal, improved surface quality, and maximized tool life when processing soft optical glass such as BK7 and Zerodur or difficult-to-machine hard ceramics including PCA and sapphire.

    Multiple advanced features and capabilities of the OptiSonic 500 Series allow manufacturing companies to achieve unprecedented machining efficiency:

    • Better grinding: Stiff, heavy meehanite machine base to provide vibration dampening + spindle construction with high quality ceramic bearings
    • Faster cycle times: State-of-the-art ultrasonic technology allows for faster speeds and feeds than competitive platforms
    • Extensive part diameter range: Large work envelope to accommodate part sizes up to 475mm x 375mm
    • Multiple axis configurations available: Choose from 3 axes (OptiSonic 530), 4 axes (OptiSonic 540), or 5 axes (OptiSonic 550) depending on your application requirements
    • Full 5-axis machining (optional): Available with G Series (OptiSonic 550X) for fast setups when grinding spheres and aspheres, as well as CAM driven milling, cutting, and contouring of off-axis, non-rotationally symmetric parts such as aspheric cylinders and freeforms
    • Predictable results: Proprietary IntelliSonic software automatically adjusts ultrasonic frequency during cycle, ensuring ultrasonic efficiency stays constant
    • Process consistency: Liquid cooled spindles
    • Better process control: Direct drive spindles
    • More cutting power: Integral high torque spindle motor
    • High accuracy tool and work spindles: HSK 63 quick-change holders with heat shrink system ensures tools run true
    • Tooling flexibility: Accommodates a wide variety of tools
    • Streamlined manufacturing: Different automatic tool changer configurations available allows multiple grinding operations in one cycle
    • Coolant-through spindle standard
    • Optional tool and workpiece probing, including laser tool probe

    Whether your application involves 3-axis operations (lightweighting, pocketing, core drilling, small hole manufacturing, rastering, deep drilling, etc.) or more complex geometries that require 4 or 5 axes, you can maximize throughput and quality of glass and ceramic components. Revolutionize your company’s machining capabilities with the OptiSonic 500 Series.

  • Specs

    OptiSonic 500 Series Technical Specifications

    Machine Specifications* OptiSonic 530 OptiSonic 540 OptiSonic 550 OptiSonic 550X
    X-Axis Travel 500 mm (19.6") 500 mm (19.6") 500 mm (19.6") 500 mm (19.6")
    Y-Axis Travel 400 mm (15.7") 400 mm (15.7") 400 mm (15.7") 400 mm (15.7")
    Z-Axis Travel 500 mm (19.6") 500 mm (19.6") 500 mm (19.6") 500 mm (19.6")
    B-Axis Travel N/A -90° to 90° (Optional) -90° to 90° -90° to 90°
    C-Axis Travel N/A 0° to 360° (Optional) 0° to 360° 0° to 360°
    Part Size 475 mm x 375 mm (18.7" x 14.8") 475 mm x 375 mm (18.7" x 14.8") 475 mm x 375 mm (18.7" x 14.8") Ø 5-300 mm (.2 - 11.8”)
    Max. Plano Diameter** N/A N/A N/A Ø 350 mm (13.7")
    Max. Weight 300 kg (660 lbs.) 250 kg (550 lbs.) 250 kg (550 lbs.) 129 kg (284 lbs.)
    Workpiece Rotation
    Positional C-Axis Positional C-Axis Work Spindle
    Spindle Speed N/A N/A N/A 0-200 RPM
    Hydro-Expansion Chuck Optional Standard Standard Standard
    C-Axis Position and Hold N/A Standard Standard Standard
    Tool Spindle
    Maximum Tool Diameter*** 250 mm (9.8") 250 mm (9.8") 250 mm (9.8") 250 mm (9.8")
    Maximum Tool Weight 6 kg (13.2 lbs.) 6 kg (13.2 lbs.) 6 kg (13.2 lbs.) 6 kg (13.2 lbs.)
    Tool Spindle Speed 1,000-18,000 RPM 1,000-18,000 RPM 1,000-18,000 RPM 1,000-18,000 RPM
    Maximum Power 18kW (24hp) 18kW (24hp) 18kW (24hp) 18kW (24hp)
    Tool Holder Style HSK63F HSK63F HSK63F HSK63F
    Coolant Through Spindle Standard Standard Standard Standard
    Automatic Tool Changer 24-tool Swing-Arm (Standard) 24-tool Swing-Arm w/ rotary table, 6-tool Swing-Arm w/ tilting B-Axis (Optional) 6-tool Swing-Arm (Optional) 6-tool Swing-Arm (Optional)
    Workpiece Probing Standard Standard Standard Standard
    Tool Probing Standard Standard Standard Standard
    Integrated Spherometer N/A N/A N/A Optional
    Asphere Fabrication N/A N/A N/A Optional
    Freeform Fabrication N/A Optional Optional Optional

    *Specifications subject to change. Contact OptiPro for the latest specifications.
    **Machine is capable of manufacturing plano size in small volume. For medium and large production quantities of max plano size, consider OptiPro’s larger platform.
    ***Max tool diameter is 75 mm (3″) with a full Automatic Tool Changer magazine.
    All platforms come standard with USB and ethernet communication.

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