Three days, two partners, one huge success!

The premiere of RENISHAW & CHIRON DAYS from November 3 to 5, 2020 was a great success. In the words of Attila Gál, Sales Director at Renishaw Hungary Kft., it was »an event that has doubtless secured a place on the Hungarian events calendar for the future.«

High-speed manufacturing with machining centers from the CHIRON Group, Renishaw technology for machine calibration and optimization, process control, and automation: Visitors to the event could experience live the perfect fit between the portfolios of two leading providers in their field – at the first RENISHAW & CHIRON DAYS hosted by the Hungarian branch of Renishaw in Budaörs, near Budapest. The three-day event was organized by Attila Gál and Dénes Papp, Managing Director of ROLATAST Kft., a sales and service partner of the CHIRON Group. According to Dénes Papp, the Hungarian units have worked »together successfully for many years, and digital measurement systems from Renishaw are used in around 90 percent of the machines we offer.«

Renishaw, a leading provider of high precision metrology and healthcare technology based near Bristol in the UK, presented different calibration products. In live demonstrations, visitors could see how sensors perform workpiece and tool measurements as well as tool breakage monitoring. In addition, Renishaw showcased an EQUATOR 300 gage for high precision measurements during the production process, and a REVO 5-axis measurement system. It allows a full workpiece inspection to be carried out – including a surface finish analysis – with measurement precision down to the micrometer.

Two sides of one machine: Something new out of something old
One exhibit shown by CHIRON Group was a retrofitted machining center, the CHIRON FZ 12 W. It looked as though it had been cut in half and put back together again. »We wanted to show the impressive effect of a retrofit by our specialists at CMS – both visually and in terms of the productivity and future viability of a machining center. So we left the right-hand side in its original state and completely refurbished the left side,« says Zsolt Richter, Technical and Sales Support Manager at ROLATAST.


Special feature of the »new« FZ 12 W: The original Siemens SINUMERIK 810 controller was retained and the latest model, the SINUMERIK 840D sl, was added to it. This measure alone reduced the cycle time by 20 to 25 percent.

»For a lot of our customers, a retrofit is a good way of updating their production quickly while keeping costs manageable.«
Zsolt Richter
Technical and Sales Support Manager at ROLATAST

Another exhibit at the three-day event was a CHIRON FZ 15 S five axis with multiple clamping on the fifth axis, which enables incredible precision while maximizing productivity. The Renishaw RMP 600 RENGAGE high-accuracy probe was used for support.

In addition, customers could visit the CHIRON Group virtual showroom to find out about the different brands of machining centers and areas of expertise in the various fields of application. With just a few clicks, they could find »their« system, inspect it closely using 3D models and animations, and view examples of it in use.

»There is no doubt that we have strengthened both our partnership and our customer relationships thanks to the event.«
Attila Gál
Sales Director at Renishaw Hungary Kft.

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