ZX Facing & Contouring Heads

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The ZX Facing & Contouring heads offer the greatest versatility of all from the Cogsdill ZX Tooling range. These heads have a single tool slide onto which top tooling is mounted into qualified locating holes. This provides for repeatable set-ups.

With appropriate top tooling, these heads can perform boring, facing, O.D. turning, grooving, taper boring, radius forming, chamfering, recessing, and threading. Large parts can be machined without having to remove the work piece.

Internal through coolant is standard across the range.

Product features:

  • Perform Lathe-type operations on boring mills
  • Maximum application flexibility – machine I.D.s, O.D.s, faces, tapers, radii, and contours.
  • Large Diameter Range (from 0mm to 1700mm on ZX900)
  • Accepts industry-standard top tooling components and inserts (Modular tooling packages also available)
  • Qualified tool location points in tool slide for accurate and repeatable set-ups
  • Extremely rigid and durable design
  • High material removal rates
  • Backlash-free operation

ZX300 rear interface with shank

Operating principles

ZX Facing & Contouring heads offer the greatest diameter range of movement (up to 254mm / 10.0 inches) in one set-up. Six standard head sizes are available with actuation ratios of 2:1 and 1:1, depending on the model selected. Special modifications are available on request to accommodate unique part requirements. See comparison table for further information.

Modular tool slide adapters are available to meet the machining requirements of most components. These adapters are also offered in a range of commercially available tooling systems such as Capto®, ABS®, KM® and others.

ZX300 Loading Head onto Bonnet
ZX300 Boring Close
ZX300 Ring Grooving Closeup
ZX420 Overturning

Multiple Functions. Maximum Flexibility.

The most versatile solution to increase the productivity of your HBM.

ZX420 Taper Boring
ZX Ring Grooving
ZX900 Overturning
ZX300 BOP Machining
ZX420 Boring Tool
ZX300 Ring Grooving Action
ZX300 Loading
ZX420 Threading

Facing & Contouring Heads video highlights:

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Cogsdill ZX300 with KM boring system on a Doosan DBC130 HBM

Cogsdill ZX300 Facing Head Ring Grooving

Cogsdill ZX900 Facing Head

We hold ZX200, ZX300 and ZX420 heads in stock.
Available for immediate shipping!

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ZX 200

ZX200-TC Facing and Contouring Head

  Specifications
Slide Length 200mm
Maximum Stroke 38mm
Maximum Boring Diameter ⌀500mm
Maximum Speed 800RPM
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ZX300 Facing Head to suit HBM machine

ZX 300

ZX300-TC Facing and Contouring Head

  Specifications
Slide Length 300mm
Maximum Stroke 75mm
Maximum Boring Diameter ⌀800mm
Maximum Speed 500RPM
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ZX 420

ZX420-TC Facing and Contouring Head

  Specifications
Slide Length 420mm
Maximum Stroke 102mm
Maximum Boring Diameter ⌀980mm
Maximum Speed 350RPM
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ZX 500

Z500-TC Facing and Contouring Head

  Specifications
Slide Length 500mm
Maximum Stroke 102mm
Maximum Boring Diameter ⌀1060mm
Maximum Speed 300RPM
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ZX 700

ZX700-TC Facing and Contouring Head

  Specifications
Slide Length 700mm
Maximum Stroke 127mm
Maximum Boring Diameter ⌀1330mm
Maximum Speed 250RPM
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ZX900 side-on

ZX 900

ZX900-TC Facing and Contouring Head

  Specifications
Slide Length 900mm
Maximum Stroke 127mm
Maximum Boring Diameter ⌀1700mm
Maximum Speed 150RPM
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Comparison Table

ZX Facing Head Comparison
TECHNICAL DATA UNITS ZX 200-TC ZX 300-TC ZX 420-TC ZX 500-TC ZX 700-TC ZX 900-TC
A – Tool slide length mm 200 300 420 500 700 900
B – Body diameter mm 200 300 305 400 500 700
C – Radial stroke mm 38 75 102 102 127 127
D – Tool slide slot widths mm 14.29 x 1 14.29 x 2 14.29 x 2 14.29 x 2 14.29 x 2 14.29 x 2
E – Distance between slots mm Centre 63.5 63.5 63.5 63.5 63.5
F – Tool slide width mm 70 127 127 127 127 127
G – Facing head width mm 200 248 248 248 250 250
H – Facing head length mm 307 343 343 343 370 370
L1 – Maximum boring diameter mm ø 381 ø 650 ø 770 ø 850 1120 1500
L2 – Maximum boring tool length mm 210 270 310 310 310 310
L3 – Maximum facing diameter mm ø 500 ø 800 ø 980 ø 1060 ø 1330 ø 1700
KM/Capto Adaptors
L4 – Tool slide adapter width mm 65 102 102 102 102 102
Maximum speed RPM 800 500 350 300 250 150
Stroke ratio 2 to 1 1 to 1 1 to 1 1 to 1 1 to 1 1 to 1
Feed mm/Rev 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4
Max. Torque da Nm 100 800 800 800 1000 1000
Weight Kg 107 168 175 205 170 200
Repeatability accuracy mm 0.003 0.003 0.003 0.003 0.003 0.003
Backlash mm +/- 0.025 +/- 0.025 +/- 0.025 +/- 0.025 +/- 0.025 +/- 0.025
Boring accuracy H7 H7 H7 H7 H7 H7
Max. chip removal on 080M46 steel
Facing D.O.C./mm 3 4 4 6 6 6
Boring D.O.C./mm 3 4 4 6 6 6
Rapid traverse M/min 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5
Surface finish Ra 1.6 1.6 1.6 1,6 1.6 1.6

Industry Standard Tool Slide Adapters

Contouring heads, featuring a single slide onto which various top tooling can be installed

Modular tool slide adapters are available to meet the machining requirements of most components. These adapters are also offered in a range of commercially available tooling systems such as Capto®, KM® and others. External turning, grooving, taper boring, radius forming, chamfering, recessing and threading can all be finished in one set-up without removing the component from the machining table.

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special tool adpater

Special tool slide adapter

side mount km63

Side mount ‘KM63’

end mount km63

End mount ‘KM63’

tool slide extension plate

Tool slide extension plate

ZX Facing central mount

Central mount ‘KM’

ZX Facing end-mount

End mount ‘KM’

ZX Facing side mount

Side mount ‘KM’

ZX Facing central open ended square shank

Central mount open-ended square shank

ZX Facing side cylindrical shank

Side mount cylindrical shank

ZX Facing centre cylindrical shank

Central mount cylindrical shank

ZX Tool Capto KM Tooling Cylindrical Cylindrical Cylindrical Cylindrical Square
C5 C6 C8 KM50 KM63 KM80 32mm 40mm 50mm 60mm 25mm
ZX200-TC
ZX300-TC
ZX420-TC
ZX500-TC
ZX700-TC
ZX900-TC

Many other different types of top tooling are available on demand, such as tool slide extension plates to extend the diameter range of your Contouring Head.

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