FZ 18 Series
Quick, Precise,Compact,
and Multifaceted

The impressive thing about the FZ 18 Series is the consistent realisation of a clear platform and modular strategy. The machines are available either with a fixed table or with a workpiece changing unit, with an NC swivel rotary table, with a basket changer and 20 tools or with the chain magazine with up-to 195 tools. Every user can invest in the machine which is optimally tuned to his specifications, which avoids unnecessary extra costs.

The highlight of the FZ 18 Series is th
e Long Bed model with up-to 236" X-Axis travel for extra long parts and efficient machining in the pendulum mode with multiple set-ups.

All Chiron machines are based on the vertical moving column principle and offer a series of advantages just from its basic design. The accuracy of the machine is independent of the workpiece weight, so that the highest possible accuracy is always achieved.
FZ 18 Basic Machine   Basket Tool Changer   Mag. Tool Changer=K   Rigid Table=S
Work Changer=W   5-Axis Machining   FZ 18L Long Bed   FZ 18L Long Bed
FZ-08 Model   FZ-12 Model   FZ-15 Model   FZ-18 Model
FZ 18 - Basic Machine  
Axis Travel's X/Y/Z {from} 24.8"/15.75"/15.75"
Spindle Power {up-to} 43 hp
Spindle Speed {up-to} 20,000 rpm
Spindle Taper SK-40/HSK-A-63
Tool Capacity 20/56/195/2x30/2x83
Chip to Chip time {approx.} 1.9s/2.4s
FZ 18 Series
FZ 18L High-Speed
MPC Multi-Pallet Changer
Chiron Turnkey Engineering
Chiron Company Profile
Chiron Products 2009
Chiron General
FZ-18 Introduction Video Short
Chiron Corporate Video
Chiron Turnkey Advantage Video
FZ-18S Cutting Demo Cast Iron Bracket in Trunnion
FZ-18S 5-Axis Machining Large Aluminum Casting
FZ-18S Cutting Demo Cast Iron Casting in Trunnion
ATC Basket Changer Concept
Multi Pallet Changer MPC
Model Discription
FZ 18S Tool Basket S=Rigid Table
FZ 18KS K=Tool Mag. S=Rigid Table
FZ 18W Tool Basket W=Work Changer
FZ 18KW K=Tool Mag.  W=Work Changer
FZ 18S 5-Axis Tool Basket S=Rigid Table
FZ 18KS 5-Axis K=Tool Mag. S=Rigid Table
FZ 18L Tool Basket L=Long Bed
FZ 18KL K=Tool Mag. L=Long Bed