With the i80L, DMG MORI presents an ultra-compact horizontal machining centre for highly productive large series production of engine components in the automotive sector. The high level of compactness was achieved, among others, by the arrangement of the tool magazine in the upper portion of the machine.
In the base configuration of the machine the option of pallet change has been omitted in order to be uncompromisingly open for customer-individualised linking solutions, for instance by means of portal loader or transfer systems. In addition the i80L has been designed so that it can be configured with other machines and machining centres to form a highly automated production line, for instance for cylinder heads or engine blocks.
Another special feature of the i80L is the option to be able to clamp two workpieces in the working area and subsequently to optimally machine them one after the other. This reduces the number of required machines and therefore minimises the investment requirement. Besides this, the machining table can be traversed in the Z-axis, which improves accessibility of the work piece in case of manual access to the working area. On the other hand the low construction height of the machine or the working area orients itself to the automation requirements, which equally reduces the loading height and the loading time.