Anca CNC grinding machine improves precision

Oct. 26, 2023
The FX7 Ultra incorporates new software, hardware and design features for making complex tools.

FX7 Ultra Anca’s FX7 Ultra CNC grinding machine boasts a range of features that help it increase its precision, including a 1-nanometer control system, a new servo control algorithm to provide for smooth motion, and system and mechanical upgrades that increase its stiffness and rigidity. This level of control allows it to produce ball-nose, corner radius end mills, and complex or intricate profile tools down to a diameter of 0.1mm for applications that rely on small tools, such as molds for precision parts and medical devices. It also has Anca’s patent-pending Motor Temperature Control (MTC) feature, which actively manages and maintains the temperature of its motorized spindles.  

What’s new? Anca’s newest machine, the FX7 Ultra, which incorporates new software, hardware and design features.  

Benefits Faster tool grinding, finer surface finishes and greater accuracy. The MTC allows for dramatically reduced machine warmup time, improving productivity and machine uptime. With the FX7 Ultra’s nanometer control, users can make micro-adjustments that result in optimal tool geometry and improved tool cutting performance. Its unique algorithm ensures batch consistency, reduces setup times and decreases scrap. 

Anca Inc., Wixom, Mich., 248-926-4466,   

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David Tillett | Associate Editor

Associate Editor David Tillett writes and edits for Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing, Plastics Recycling and The Journal of Blow Molding. He covers new products, industry news, patents and consumer and business equipment. He has more than 20 years of experience in daily newspaper, online and magazine journalism.