»The FACTORY5 machining centers perfectly round off our
product range below series 08, meaning that we can strengthen our offering for
the watch and jewelery industry, as well as medical and precision engineering.
This means that we can now optimally meet the demand of many customers for
compact, highly dynamic machines for microprocessing,«, explains Dr. Claus Eppler, Head of Research and
Development at CHIRON.
For Samuel Vuadens, founder and former CEO of Mecatis, and now
Managing Director of CHIRON Swiss, the advantage »lies in the strength of the
CHIRON Group. We were looking for an internationally renowned partner who
understands the effects of digitalization on the industry and with whom we can
work to further expand our expertise. The integration into the CHIRON Group
offers us the best opportunities for further stable growth, to distribute and
sell our products internationally, and to even tackle large projects. We are
also looking forward to intensive brainstorming with the aim of coming up with
additional innovative products and services.«
Samuel Vuadens, Managing Director of CHIRON Swiss. The trained mechanic and mechanical engineer who specializes in mechatronics began his professional career at Affolter Technologie, where he was already developing his first highly precise machines. In 2007, he founded Mecatis with Pierre Fournier and, in 2017, he developed the Micro5, which is not much bigger than an ordinary coffee machine.
highlight of FACTORY5's product range is the Micro5 milling machine. A
machining center with 4 or 5 axes, yet the »5« in the name stands for
so much more than this. It also represents the ideal ratio of machine size to workpiece – 5:1. In terms of weight,
it is also 5 times lighter than conventional machines in the same performance
class. Lightweight and small, the Micro5 can be set up almost anywhere and is
also quick and easy to move location without changing the machine settings.
The »5« also stands for maximum efficiency: When
compared with conventional CNC machines, the energy consumption during
the dynamic machining of microtechnical components is not just 5 times lower –
it is 50 times lower. This saves valuable resources and guarantees an even
quicker return on investment thanks to massive savings on energy costs.
Micro5 – one of the 1000 most
efficient solutions in the world
2019, the Solar Impulse Foundation awarded the Micro5 the world-renowned Label
#1000 for the 1,000 most efficient, most innovative and most environmentally
friendly technologies in the world. The foundation, which was launched by
Bertrand Piccard (son of the famous deep-sea researcher Jacques Piccard and the
first person to circumnavigate the globe in a solar-powered aircraft), brings
together start-ups, companies, institutions and organizations with the goal of
combining economical and ecological targets and demonstrating that the gulf
between economy and ecology is irrelevant.
smarter, better connected
FACTORY5 is more than just the brand name of all of the products and
services from CHIRON Swiss. There is a clear philosophy behind the name:
Experts and skills from the industry are brought together at a virtual
location, on a platform, in order to pool their expertise for the benefit of
the customers. In addition to production expertise – design, manufacture,
measure, service – this also includes management applications, such as MRP,
CRM, HR and even the automation of marketing campaigns. And, of course, »smart
machines« like the Micro5. Intelligent production tools, which form a
separate ecosystem when combined with other elements: www.factory5.tech –
a physical and digital factory with a vision for a greener, smarter and better
networked industrial world.
CHIRON Swiss SA
Founded in 2007 as Mecatis SA, CHIRON Swiss, which is based in
Isérables in the Swiss canton of Valais, is a dynamic company with a young
team. At present, the company, which is the youngest foreign subsidiary of the
CHIRON Group, has 18 employees. Flat hierarchies, intensive collaboration and
the input of individual ideas are central elements of the corporate culture.
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about the new Swiss colleagues, the production of the innovative machining
centers and one of the most beautiful views of all of the CHIRON Group's sites in a video: