What's new at IMTS 2016



     International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS)

     Date: September 12-17, 2016

     Venue: McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, USA

     Booth: North hall, Stand 7414


Visit us for a preview of the new TX7 Linear


Be sure to visit the ANCA stand for a sneak peek of our new premium tool grinder. 

Built upon the industry benchmark TX7+, the TX7 Linear has been updated with ANCA’s latest innovative developments to meet the ever increasing demands of precision CNC tool grinding. The newest addition to ANCA's tool grinder portfolio incorporates a number of new technologies including the LinX linear motors and a new user control panel with a touchscreen monitor and tilt adjust to suit any operator height.

The TX7 Linear will be performing dry grinding of automated endmill production with the LaserPlus


A range of ANCA machines on show


FX3 Linear

The FX3 Linear will demonstrate the regrinding process of various endmills and drills under coolant. The machine will be fitted with the iView tool measuring system.

FX5 Linear

Loading and unloading of tools and blanks will be performed on the FX5 Linear, that will also be displaying the new FX Nachi Robot - a low-cost loader that is fully contained within the machine canopy. Accessories shown on the FX5 Linear include the LaserPlus, Auto-Stick and wheel probe for auto wheel qualification. 

MX7 Linear

A dry grind of punches and tools will be demonstrated on the MX7 Linear, using RFID technology on the RoboMate loader. Other accessories on the machine include the LaserPlus and MicroPlus workholding and tool support system.


Dry cycling of a root form cutter, as well as laser measuring and compensation will be shown on the TXcell. Accessories on the machine include the auto wheel qualification, Auto-Stick and LaserPlus.


The EDGe will be demonstrating the erosion of various PCD tools under coolant, as well as the iView and FastLoad.




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Consisting of the Flexi-Chuck assembly for workholding and the Overhead Top Clamp assembly (OTC) for tool support, the MicroPlus reduces tool runout to less than 3 micron. 

PREMIER Collet Adaptor

ANCA's premium range of collet adaptors use a new totally internal clamping mechanism to prevent possible runout.


Come and test-drive our new software releases


ToolRoom 2016

ANCA software application specialists will give visitors the opportunity to try ANCA's recently launched ToolRoom 2016. Flexibility to design complex tool geometries has always been one of the strengths of ToolRoom software. New features in ToolRoom 2016 expands its ability to define and grind a wide range of custom tool geometries.


ToolDraft saves time as a CAD 2D drawing of a tool can be quickly created by clicking on the ToolDraft icon in CIM3D. Many different views and dimensions are easily added to the drawing ready to give to the operator to grind, or to a customer for approval. There is no more need to export the 3D tool image to an external and non-tool dedicated CAD package.


The latest CIM3D release contains updated icons, toolbars, new mouse wheel support and enhanced modern look that provide upgraded functionality. CIM3D delivers advanced tool simulation quality and an upgraded user interface for high performance and increased efficiency. 



We look forward to seeing you at IMTS 2016! For information on the show, visit the IMTS website.

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