FORMAT4. Uncompromising expertise for the highest of requirements
The Felder Group premium brand has met the highest standards of professional users since 2001. The customised high-performance solutions are uncompromisingly innovative, offer maximum operating comfort and complete productivity.
The most important highlights at a glance
... FORMAT4 Premium machines for premium requirements
- Tailor made financing solutions
- Constantly high performance in industrial continuous operation
- Customer specific optimised production solutions
- Solid design with premium components
- Many variations of specification packages with high-tech solutions
- Complete engineering precision
- Premium user comfort
- Award winning design
- Quality and precision from Austria
- Uncompromised productivity
- Perfect service package before, during and after the purchase
- Automation solutions
- Networked workshop
- Software and machines from a single supplier
For the highest demands, all inclusive - tool library, programming section and an operator control panel on the machine with a consistent and intuitive user interface. F4®Integrate is a software developed by Format4® Developed from practical experience for practical use in cooperation with our CNC customers, F4®Integrate meets the highest demands in modern CNC machining.
Enjoy the comfort of a state-of-the-art and well-coordinated user interface. Tool library (F4Toolbox), programming section (CAM area with integrated CAD area, F4Create) and machine operation control (F4Operate) all packed into just one single screen, with a consistent and intuitive user interface.
F4Integrate is based on G-Code, so external industry programs can be easily connected and the transfer of programs smoothly organised.
Vacuum pods and consoles are positioned visually, quickly and precisely with lightPos.
More than 6000 LEDs indicate the suction cup size, position, orientation as well as the console positions down to the millimetre. Thanks to a sophisticated colour management system, each vacuum type and its orientation is displayed in well-defined colours. RGB LEDs on the X-axis give information about the processing status. LEDs along the X- and Y-axis visualise the position and the dimension of the workpiece.
With lightPos, workpiece positioning during alternating operation is carried out without expensive set-up times. That is comfort at its best. Find out more about lightPos here.
For this purpose, the H200 series is equipped with rear and centre fence rows. On the H300, H350 & H500 series, a front stop row is also available as an option. The solid cylinder stops allow flexible component referencing of small, medium and large workpieces on the work area.
For quick access to change the drill or maintenance work, the hood can be easily opened on all CNC machining centres.
The advanced and intuitive touch-screen control concept guarantees maximum user friendliness. The clearly structured and self-explanatory user interface allows you to operate the machine with ease and ensures maximum productivity. The machine controls are clearly displayed graphically and various programmes, set-points and commands can be executed quickly, easily and accurately at the touch of a button.
Regardless whether the machine will only be used for cabinet manufacturing or as an all-rounder, you can decide which drilling head configuration is the right one for you. Choose between, a drilling head with only vertical spindles or one with spindles and a grooving saw for vertical and horizontal processing. Inverter controlled motor up to 7,500 rpm
The rotary tool changer with 18 tool positions is mounted at the back of the outrigger and moves with the outrigger along the X axis. The 18 position rotating tool changer, keeps tooling changing times to the bare minimum. This makes the Format4 even more productive!
X-axis guiding system:
Positioning is carried out by recirculating ball bearings running along hardened and polished linear guides. The X-axis is positioned via a cambered rack and pinion gear.
Y- and Z-axis guinding system:
Positioning is carried out by recirculating ball bearings running along hardened and polished linear guides. The Y- and Z-axis is positioned by a polished recirculating ball spindle.
A variety of vacuum pod shapes guarantee the secure positioning of any kind of workpiece shape. In addition, the number of vacuum suction pads and clamping devices can be used flexibly on the entire console without restriction.
In the standard configuration, the workpiece, the workpiece supports and the vacuum suction pads are displayed simultaneously on the CNC board. This guarantees, that the workpiece is securely positioned and that there can be no collision between the tool and vacuum pod. The exact position of the vacuum pods on the consoles is shown accurately using a laser.
The lightPos system is available as an extension to our standard positioning aid.
The automatic length measuring unit determines the tool length with an accuracy of one hundredth of a millimetre directly within the machine. This eliminates measuring errors by the machine operator.
The 12-fold linear tool changer on the left side of the machine base-frame allows the storage of up to 3 units. In addition, the frontmost unit storage position can be used as a pick-up station for hard-to-reach tool changing stations.
An optional cover protects the high-precision HSK tool-receiving socket from dust and chips.
Tool changer for 4 tools or aggregates, mounted to the gantry. Ensures quick tool changes even when working in pendulum operation.
If the hood is in parking position, the entire working area is freely accessible. The machine operator therefore has no operational restrictions during workpiece positioning.
In order to be able to offer our customers different advantages (user-friendliness, productivity, space requirement, ...), the machine is available with several safety concepts:
- Light barrier
- Foot mat
- Combination of bumper and light barrier
Tool changer and control cabinet are located below the zero level of the working area. This allows extra-long components to be flexibly clamped and processed in two steps.
Thanks to the 2-circuit vacuum management on our consoles, the clamping devices are locked before the workpiece is positioned. The vacuum suction pads can therefore no longer be moved and process reliability is considerably increased.
Our machines are equipped with vacuum suction pads of 100 mm in height. Because of the increased distance between the console and the workpiece, the machining restrictions on the workpiece underside are significantly minimised, as well as when using aggregates on the lateral surfaces.
The mechanical locking of the C and A axes increases the service life of the spindle and at the same time improves the surface finish of the finished component.
At the front of the machine, a foot switch bar is integrated in the pedestal along the entire length of the working area. This eliminates the need to search for or move the foot pedal during workpiece positioning. The simple construction blends into the coherent design of the machine.
Customer service & maintenance
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Simco UAE (Head Office) Details
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Tel.: +971 6 5323424
Fax: +971 6 5323422