BROOMFIELD, CO—James Engineering has developed an automated alternative to traditional deburring and chamfering methods with the new 11-axis MAX System CNC-type deburring and chamfering machine. The machine consists of two, five-axis heads and a C-axis rotary worktable. Servomotors position the heads via an X-Y overhead gantry using hardened, chrome, ground shafts and carriers with multiple, preloaded bearings.

In addition, the system features multiple nozzles delivering water-based coolant with a rust inhibitor at 200 gallons per minute to keep the part and tools cool during operation and to wash the part and machine work zone. The two heads can perform finishing operations concurrently using various brushes and abrasive tools to minimize overall cycle times. Both heads are fully customizable with twelve types of tools available.

The system can store as many as 100 part programs. Individual operations can be chained together to further speed programming. The precision machine only touches the points on the part that require finishing operations.