Established in Taiwan in 1979, BUFFALO MACHINERY is best known for its MICROCUT brand, which has been providing high-quality machines for most production lines at competitive prices since 1983. This year, the company has established a second brand - AXILE - which is aimed at the premium market and comprises 3- and 5-axis high speed machining centers. Integral to development work on the AXILE range is the innovative FEM (finite-element method) numerical method, which is based on static and dynamic model calculations. Indeed, BUFFALO aims to manufacture technologically advanced smart machines that meet all the requirements associated with Industry 4.0 from the outset.
To showcase this new strategy, BUFFALO is exhibiting the new AXILE G8 five-axis machining center at EMO Hannover 2017. The machine has been specifically designed to satisfy the high-end requirements in mold making, the aerospace and automotive sectors and the medical industry. To do this, the AXILE G8 uses sensors to capture crucial data relating to core components and split it into two streams. While one stream feeds into real-time data capture for monitoring puposes, data in the other stream is saved for long-term evaluation to enable lifecycle calculations and determine preventive maintenance intervals, for example.