From the initial design to commissioning – how your CNC machining centre
is created at HG GRIMME SysTech
When you enquire about a CNC machining centre, we are very happy to discuss during this initial enquiry all the criteria that you require for your CNC machine in terms of the design, size, layout of the components, the colour you want, etc. Our experts will advise you on all the possible options for your CNC machine. Right from day one, you will be supported by contacts with real expertise. Our specialists will ask specific questions and during your initial enquiry can suggest the first few ideas from the almost 365 options that we offer. We do of course also discuss your preferred delivery date for your CNC machining centre and will perform some milling trials for you first. This will give you confidence that your component will have the right quality you are looking for after undergoing milling on an HG GRIMME SysTech CNC machine.
In close coordination with our customers, we find the best possible solution. If necessary, our standardized components are customized to meet the specific requirements of our clients. This way, we can offer you the perfect tailored solution for your application.
René Reichert, Head of R&D Department
The design of your CNC machine
Once we have compiled all the details to your satisfaction, the next step is drawing the CNC machine. Our specialist design department creates the layout of the machining centre in a 2D CAD drawing, adapted to suit your wishes and requirements. You then receive all the dimensions and information, for example on the layout of the components, which are vital for working out the space required. As soon as you have approved the drawings of your CNC milling machine, we create precise 3D data and design plans for the machining centre. We are always happy to provide you with the 3D data to create the program for milling head simulation.
Planning the CNC machining centre
To allow us to start constructing the machining centre, we first draw up the parts lists and pass these on to our purchasing department to procure the basic materials that are required. This is followed by work on the mechanical and electrical design, which is done in parallel. We create the housing of your CNC machining centre from scratch in our own manufacturing facility – for we really do want to be able to guarantee you the best possible level of quality. This is why we also do not outsource any of the vital steps in production.
The construction of the CNC milling centre
While the mechanical preassembly of the individual components is taking place, at the same time our electrical department starts wiring the CNC control cabinet, based on the circuit diagram that has already been produced. Once the preassembly work is complete, the individual components are joined together. All of the work during this process is also done in-house. We take photos of all the specific aspects that will be crucial for any subsequent service and document them.
Your CNC milling machine is commissioned
Once the machine has been completely assembled mechanically and the electrics have been connected up, it is commissioned by a PLC engineer. Drives are parameterised, functions are programmed and advance testing is done. As soon as your CNC machining centre is operable, the geometry of the machine is aligned by one of our fitters. Compensations are set, and measurements and tests of the machine’s accuracy are carried out. As soon as these steps have been completed, the electrical inspection of the CNC machine is performed in-house by a master electrician. The newly constructed machine then undergoes detailed testing – it has to complete the test run without any faults for at least two days/nights.
If it completes the test successfully, our CNC programmers perform milling tests. Manufacturer cycles in the machine and other customer-specific options are integrated, tested and optimised. If in addition to constructing the CNC machine you have also instructed us to create a CNC program, this is also run on the milling machine and prepared for operation.
As soon as these steps are completed to our satisfaction and the CNC machining centre is up and running, you will be invited to our factory for preliminary acceptance. We will run through all the key points with you personally on site next to your CNC machine so that you can quickly start operating the milling centre. If you are unable to travel to us in Wiedergeltingen, we will take photos and videos that will allow you to assess the machine for the purpose of preliminary acceptance.
Dismantling, delivery and training
Once all tests on the CNC machining centre have been completed successfully and the preliminary acceptance protocol has been signed, the machine will be dismantled, dispatched and then delivered to its final destination. The CNC machine will then be reconstructed and tested again at your site – we only leave once you are completely happy with the way the machine is operating!
If you and your employees would like to receive some training, an application engineer will deliver this at your premises. The training can also be provided before the machine is actually delivered. We will train you either at our factory or at your location.
Our customer service covers all aspects of your investment in an HG GRIMME SysTech CNC machining centre
From a CNC blade cutting machine or CNC milling centre to a CNC water-jet machine – at HG GRIMME SysTech we provide the very best, hassle-free support even after you have made your purchase. You will find all the information you need about the comprehensive services we offer here under Technical service.