The Emmegi Satellite XT and Satellite XL are both CNC machining centers designed for aluminum extrusion processing. As you probably already know, these machines are utilized for milling, drilling, and cutting aluminum profiles with precision and efficiency.
Now, faced with the decision of choosing between the Satellite XT and XL, questions arise: Which machine aligns better with your extrusion requirements? Which one is more suited to your production volume and specific needs? This article serves as your guide to answering these crucial questions. At Starlightcorp, we offer both new and used versions of these machines, catering to various budgets and requirements.
Trust in our expertise to help you navigate this decision and optimize your aluminum extrusion processes for success.
Emmegi Satellite XT: Versatile 5-Axis CNC for Heavy-Duty Aluminum Extrusion
A 5-axis CNC machining center designed with a moving gantry structure for various operations like milling, drilling, thread cutting, and cutting on bars or large pieces made of aluminum, PVC, light alloys, and steel.
Satellite XT’s Key Features:
- Three bed lengths: 7.8 meters, 10.5 meters, and 15.5 meters. Additionally, there are two modes available for each bed length.
- High-power spindle: Equipped with a powerful 15 kW (in S1) electrically-driven spindle and an HSK-63F tool holder for optimal speed and accuracy in machining (perfect for heavy-duty work!)
- Tool storage: The Emmegi Satellite XT includes a 16-place tool magazine positioned behind the moving gantry structure, while a separate magazine houses a 500 mm blade for specific cutting operations.
- Double mode operation: Allows for continuous operation by enabling workpiece changes (loading/unloading) while the machine operates, which obviously reduces downtime.
- Dynamic double operation version: Enhances productivity further by independently positioning vices from the gantry movements. This enables you to machine different workpieces (simultaneously or consecutively) between the two work areas.
- Safety and noise reduction: The gantry features a guard that not only ensures operator safety but also minimizes noise impact on your environment.
This machine stands out for its versatility, precision, and ability to handle heavy-duty work across various materials while also optimizing productivity through its double-operation modes.
At StarlightCorp, we have different used versions of this machinery. One of the most apparent benefits of buying used machinery is the cost savings. Used Emmegi Satellite XT machines are generally available at a significantly lower price compared to new ones. This can be especially beneficial for smaller businesses, those with budget or time constraints.
Emmegi Satellite XL: Precision Milling with Unique Features
Similarly to the Satellite XT, the Emmegi Satellite XL utilizes a moving gantry structure for milling, drilling, thread cutting, and cutting on bars.
At Starlightcorp, we provide brand new, unused machines of the Emmegi Satellite XL.
- Spindle Power: It features an electrically-driven spindle with a power rating of 10 kW in S1, which is slightly lower compared to the Satellite XT’s higher-powered spindle at 15 kW.
- Tool Capacity: The Satellite XL has a smaller tool capacity, equipped with a 9-place tool magazine, in contrast to the Satellite XT’s larger 16-place tool magazine.
- Blade Size: Concerning blade size, the XL accommodates a 300 mm blade separately, while the XT version houses a larger 500 mm blade, making it suitable for more heavy-duty work.
- Accuracy Maintenance: The machine maintains its accuracy, regardless of any differences between the theoretical and actual dimensions of the workpiece during machining.
- Gantry Guard: On the other hand, similar to the Satellite XT, the XL includes a gantry guard for operator protection and noise reduction in the surrounding environment.
Choosing Between Power and Precision with Satellite XT and XL
In essence, the decision between the Satellite XT and XL depends on the specific needs of the machining tasks. The Satellite XT caters to robust, heavy-duty applications requiring power and versatility, while the Satellite XL focuses on precision and adaptability, ensuring consistent accuracy, especially with its error-correcting feature, without compromising efficiency. XT is also more expensive than the XL.
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