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- Offer Profile
- Breton S.p.A. is a global
leading company manufacturing machines to process natural stone and metals
as well as compound stone processing plants.
Breton S.p.A counts more than 900 employees, 7 branches abroad and a
200-million-Euro annual turnover.
Breton has grown and ascertained itself on the market thanks to its winning
philosophy dedicated to research and development, ongoing improvement,
innovation and high-quality products and services.
Breton offers the most complete range of equipment, machines and plants to
carry out all the industrial operations of marble, granite and ornamental
stone in general: from the cutting of blocks to the finishing and packaging
- High speed vertical machining center for milling
superalloys, steel, aluminium and composite materials.
XCEEDER is a range of high-speed vertical machining centres for milling
medium size workpieces in superalloys, steel, aluminium and composite
materials. It has been designed and developed by Breton S.p.A to satisfy
demanding machining requirements across various industrial applications such
as the aerospace industry, precision engineering and die manufacturing.
The gantry structure, Metalquartz technology, rotary tilting work table with
direct drive are significant and innovative features ensuring a high
production output and performance enclosed in a compact design.
The improved structural rigidity compared to a conventional metal or
engineered polymer structure is designed to absorb up to 10 times more
vibrations offering high machining performance when milling complex
workpieces with 5 axes. The thermal symmetry of the machine structure and
thermal stabilising system ensure maximum machining precision when
operational and production conditions vary.
The machining centre is supplied with four different electrospindles which
incorporate a heat control system:
a 55 kW spindle with a 300Nm torque in S1, 480Nm in S6 with a rotation speed
of 14,000 rpm is designed for intensive milling operations and the right
solution for machining special alloys as titanium and Inconel;
a second 40kW spindle with a 100NM torque in S1 and rotation speed of 18,000
rpm ensures maximum machining flexibility and performance across different
materials as steel and light alloys;
a third 40kW spindle with a 51Nm torque in S1 with a rotational speed
reaching up to 28,000 rpm;
a fourth 40kW spindle has been purposely designed and developed for
precision finishing and milling operations for aluminium and composite
materials and reaches a rotational speed of up to 40,000 rpm.
ULTRIX 1200 EVO
- Vertical working center for milling, turning and grinding
of medium-big components in super alloys, titanium, steel, aluminum and
ULTRIX 1200 EVO guarantees to double the useful volume by reducing
the footprint by nearly 30%. The vertical spindle simplifies the positioning
of the workpiece and the tilting table allows for better accessibility,
easy cleaning and removal of the chips by rotating the A axis. The machine
assures excellent dynamics, even for high-production machining of
aluminum parts in simultaneous 5 axes.
One or two angular heads, whose loading / unloading is automatically
handled, are placed on the rear side of the machine. The body of the head is
hydraulically locked to the RAM, thus allowing to transfer the entire torque
of the electrospindle. The tool change is also automatic, ensuring
The working area is entirely covered with stainless steel which makes it
lighter, easier to clean and perfectly resistant to wearing caused by chips.
All axes are pressurized to prevent infiltrations.
Significant material removal can be performed thanks to the innovative
600 Nm electrospindle and hydrostatic RAM.
Even the dedicated turning bar has been improved, allowing it to
reach up to 450 mm extension.
The A-tilting axis is moved by two direct drive motors and locked
with a double brake. At the same time, the table rotates by means of a
direct drive motor granting rotation speed up to 45 RPM with a torque of
- High speed 5-axis CNC multitasking machine
The Ultrix machines are multitasking 4/5-axis cnc
machining centres with a vertical spindle, rotary tilting table, mobile
crossbeam and gantry structure.
This range includes various models: 800 4-axis, 800 RT and Ultrix 1000 and
1000 RT HD.
The table rotates around the C axis and reaches speeds of 100 rpm for
milling operations and up to 1000 rpm for turning operations. The A tilting
axis can reach speeds of 50 rpm.
The linear axes travel at speeds of 60 m/min. As the Ultrix multitask
centres offer a number of different machining operations in one centre -
turning, milling, boring and grinding - downtimes for workpiece
repositioning are eliminated. The vertical design of these Breton machining
centres is the ideal solution for machining workpieces with diameters
greater than the height of the piece.
The Ultrix machining centres turn workpieces both horizontally and
vertically combined with the tilting motion of axis. The turning bar with a
150mm vertical travel and positioned to the side of the vertical RAM it is
possible to turn workpieces with heights greater than travel Z. This
solution allows for, amongst other important features, to use very short
tools instead of the conventional longer tools which are prone to abrupt
jerks when machining and the use of vibration damping bars is limited just
to intensive turning operations when machining very hard and resistant
materials. The Ultrix range of machining centres can be fitted with a
turning/milling spindle which allows varying tool positions and facilitates
changeover from vertical to horizontal turning operations on the same
workpiece optimising, in this way, both machining operations and tool
consumption. With this range of machining centres it is possible to turn in
diagonal workpieces up to 1000mm.
- High speed 5-axes mill and turn CNC machines for milling
- turning - grinding big parts
Materials: Superalloys (titanium, Inconel etc.), steel, aluminium and
Our 5-axis mill-turn machine MAXIMA is the perfect solution for turning,
milling, boring and tapping workpieces with complex 3-D components used in
the aeronautical, energy and precision engineering industries. A single
machine for transforming raw materials into a finished product minimising
workpiece repositioning times.
These new Breton mill and turn machining centres are powerful and dynamic
thanks to the robust structure and milling/turning table available in
diameters up to 3,000 mm with an operational torque of up to 28,000Nm and
12,000 kg capacity.
MAXIMA has choice of configurations allowing you to perform complex
machining jobs with maximum flexibility, performance and efficiency with
work ranges spanning from 2500x2500x1200 mm up to 10000x3500x2000 mm and
over. The linear axes in the MAXIMA range can reach speeds of up to 60 m/min
and table rotational speed up to 500 rpm.
- Vertical machining center for aerospace and automotive
The FLYMILL HD range offers two models - FLYMILL HD 1000 and 1300 - and the
main difference between these two models is vertical and horizontal travel,
2,500mm and 3,500mm, whereas longitudinal travel for the models start at
3,000mm. The amply dimensioned table, structural rigidity and operational
travel distances allow these machining centres to operate in a single area
or in a shuttle configuration, linear axis speed is 40m/min and can reach up
to 60m/min, making them ideal for the aerospace and automotive industry.
The twist heads, with a continuous rotation of axis C, axis A rotation up to
135°, 85kW, and rotational speed up to 100 rpm, make this solution the
perfect choice for high-speed machining operations of complex workpieces as
it operates along the 3 dimensions in simultaneous. Machine operation and
programming is simple and user friendly. Thanks to the possibility of axis
“A” rotating 135°, it is possible to machine complex undercuts without
repositioning the workpiece.
A choice of high-performing electrospindles are available for the range of
heads for FLYMILL DD HD and which reach rotational speeds of up to 14,000
rpm and 300Nm torque (continuous operation) offering high-speed machining
both for rough milling and finishing operations and ideal for composite
materials, light alloys, thin steel and superalloys.
- 5-axis machining center for milling steel, aluminium,
composites and resin
The 5-axis FLYMILL range of machining centres offers four models –
FLYMILL 1000, 1300, 1600 and 2000. The main difference between the models is
vertical and horizontal travel – 2,500mm, 4,000mm and 3,500mm – whereas
longitudinal travel spans from 2,000mm to 8,000mm and over.
The amply dimensioned table, structural rigidity and operational travel
distances allow these machining centres to operate in a single area or in a
shuttle configuration, linear axis speed is 40m/min and can reach up to
The twist heads, with a continuous rotation of axis C, axis A rotation from
-105° up to +120°, rotational speed up to 100 rpm and 40kW electrospindle,
make this solution the perfect choice for high-speed machining operations of
complex workpieces as it operates along the 3 dimensions in simultaneous.
Machine operation and programming is simple and user friendly.
Thanks to the possibility of axis “A” rotating 120°, it is possible to
machine complex undercuts without repositioning the workpiece.
A choice of high-performing electrospindles are available for the range of
heads for the CNC FLYMILL machining centres and which reach rotational
speeds of up to 40,000 rpm and 137Nm torque (continuous operation) offering
high-speed machining both for rough milling and finishing operations and
ideal for composite materials, light alloys, thin steel and superalloys.
All the electrospindles are thermally stabilised and a purpose software
specifically designed compensates any thermal expansion and drift to ensure
maximum machining precision in varying operational conditions.
- High speed vertical machining centre, with 5 axes, for
milling of medium and big size parts.
Rigidity and high dynamics are distinctive features of this this 5-axis
machining centre making it ideal for machining a multitude of components and
products at high speeds with maximum milling performance.
Matrix thanks to the speed of the linear axes which reaches up to 40m/min,
to the Direct Drive head with a rotational speed of up to 100 rpm and to
continuous rotation of axis C, this 5-axis high-speed machining centre is
the perfect solution for specific production requirements as profiling
complex workpieces with 5 continuous axes ensuring and guaranteeing maximum
machining precision and performance.
The direct drive twist head which can be positioned at any angle thanks to
the powerful hydraulic brakes also allows for fitting spindles up to 40 kW
with a rotational speed of up to 28,000 rpm incorporating into this machine
powerful milling performance across a choice of materials as light and
specials alloys which are used primarily in the aerospace industry for
manufacturing precision components.
Matrix thanks to the various machine configurations and choice of models
offered it is possible to have axis X from 2,500mm up to 3,900mm, axis Y
starting from 2,000mmm up to 8,000mm and axis Z from 1,000mm up to 1,600mm,
and the perfect solution for machining medium and large size workpieces in
steel, aluminium, resin and composite materials.
- Five-axis upper gantry machining centre
A COMPETITIVE SOLUTION
Five axis gantry machining centre: high-speed precision machine for milling
complex three-dimensional work-pieces which require accurate machining and
continuous axis interpolation.
MATRIX 1000 is the ideal five axis gantry machining centre to satisfy
production requirements across a multitude of industrial applications from
aerospace industry to automotive, die-manufacturing and design.
A superior head
The electrospindles offer always the best machining performance thanks to
the cast-iron fork designed head which offers structural rigidity with
efficient vibration damping properties.
High-speed, Performance and Precision
The carriage and beam travel on properly dimensioned recirculating roller
guideways ensure machining precision and stability. Axes are moved by a
ground ball screw and double preloaded ball nut assembly. Maximum axis
precision is achieved thanks to the micrometric technology applied. Axes are
powered by digital drives and ultimate generation brushless servomotors.
- High speed vertical mould machining centre, with 5 axes,
for milling of medium and big size parts.
Interpolated 5-axis high-speed mould machining centre, the ideal solution
for milling medium size workpieces in steel, aluminium, composite materials
Speed, flexibility and compact design: Matrix 800, designed for high-speed
machining requirements and the ideal choice for die and tool manufacturing
and the aerospace industry, offers high performance and efficient machine
dynamics all in a compact design satisfying problems related to limited
space and production logistics.
Matrix 800 has a work area of X = 2000, Y = 1600÷2500 and Z=800 and combines
a compact design with precision machine dynamics and performance with an
axis speed reaching 40m/min and accelerations up to 3m/sec2.
The dual-drive gantry structure, a significant feature of Breton machining
centres, offers a large work area guaranteeing maximum operator freedom of
movement always respecting and conforming to the stringent safety directives
and standards in force.
Matrix 800 is designed for easy access to the work area facilitating
workpiece loading and unloading operations even when machining large size
components, and incorporates reliable safety features and solutions combined
with machining performance and efficiency.
The performance Matrix 800 offers the operator is further enhanced by the
electro arc welded heat treated structure adequately reinforced for improved
- High speed 5-axes CNC machining center for milling
BRETON launches EAGLE, a new range of high-speed 5-axes cnc milling
machining centres with a gantry design and highly-dynamic mobile crossbeam
specifically designed and developed for machining composite materials,
resin, light alloys and the ideal solution for high-speed production
requirements and for precision 5-axis milling operations on the five faces
of the workpiece in just one setup.
EAGLE has choice of configurations allowing you to perform complex machining
jobs with maximum flexibility, performance and efficiency with work ranges
spanning from 2000x2500x1000 mm to 10500x5000x2500 mm and over.
Maximum production flexibility thanks to the possibility of setting up the
work area for machining single pieces or for shuttle batch operations.
Maximum operational flexibility thanks to improved visibility of the work
area and to the double access, front and rear, facilitating loading and
unloading operations, tooling and machining monitoring.
- Multi tasking high speed vertical machining centre ideal
for the aerospace industry, with 5 axes, for milling, trimming, routing &
drilling of medium and big size parts.
RAPTOR is a multi tasking machining centre is designed for machining complex
3-D components for the aerospace industry.
Rigidity and high dynamics are distinctive features of this range making it
ideal for machining a multitude of components and products at high speeds
with maximum milling performance.
RAPTOR 1200/2T, thanks to the speed of the linear axes which reaches up to
80m/min and to the rotary tilting head with a ± 200° rotation of axis C and
0° to +115° rotation of axis A offers operators the possibility of 5-axis
machining complex profiles ensuring maximum precision and machine dynamics
also when milling undercuts.
The twist head which can be positioned at any angle, is ideal for fitting a
20 kW spindle with a rotational speed of 28,000 rpm giving this centre high
milling performance when machining composites and resin which are materials
used primarily in the aeronautical industry.
The closed structure and drive assemblies mounted on the top part of the
machine, ensure maximum operator safety and maximum machining precision and
SINGLE-WIRE MACHINES AND BLOCK SQUARING SYSTEMS
DIAMOND WIRE SHAPING MACHINES
SPLITTING MACHINES FOR SLABS
SLAB/STRIP CALIBRATING AND POLISHING MACHINES
EQUIPMENT FOR SLAB PROCESSING LINES
STRIP CUTTING MACHINES
SLAB CUTTING MACHINES
COMBINED SAW BLADE + WATERJET CUTTING MACHINES
WATERJET CUTTING MACHINES
CNC STONE CENTERS
5 AXIS MACHINING CENTRES
AUTOMATIC PLANTS WITH MULTI-LEVEL STORES
MACHINES AND PLANTS FOR ENGINEERED STONE MANUFACTURING
- Slabs and tiles of engineered stone, manufactured using
calcareous or siliceous aggregates, bonded with polyester resin
Creativity and imagination of the designer are the only limitations to the
many aesthetic possibilities, colours and uses of BRETONSTONE® slabs which
satisfy modern architectural requirements, surpassing the technical and
aesthetic features of natural stone and many other “non stone” materials.
BRETONSTONE® slabs are used across a broad range of furnishing applications
such as kitchen worktops, flooring, raised flooring, internal and external
cladding, vanity tops, bathroom furnishings for small or large, public or
private projects for houses and large commercial areas.
When preparing this type of stone product various types of natural stone
aggregates are used (quartz, granite, silica sand, marble etc.) and it is
also possible to add other original and extravagant stone-like materials
(mother of pearl, lapis lazuli, coloured glass, mirrors, metals etc.) giving
the finished product its rare beauty and uniqueness.
The final product can be designed and developed satisfying the specific
technical and aesthetic requirements of the architect or interior designer
by mixing different types of stone materials of different sizes and colours
varying the colour, composition and aggregate content of the mix.
- Large-sized blocks using calcareous aggregates bonded
with polyester resin.
BRETONSTONE® blocks measure from 1.8 up to 4.8 cubic meters. The production
rate of a BRETONSTONE® block plant, depending on the model and layout,
varies from 1,000 up to 8,000 square meters of finished product per working
day. Special Breton vertical saws with ultrathin blades are used to cut the
blocks into slabs, resulting in minimal waste and excellent evenness of the
The cut slabs have a final thickness which can vary from 7 to 30 mm, or even
greater if required (thickness depends on the particle size of the
aggregates used in the mix and on the intended use of the finished product).
The height of the slabs can vary between 125 and 165 cm, and the length from
306 to 334 cm. The slabs can be sold as they are or transformed into
finished products of the size desired.
Final calibrating and polishing of the slabs is accomplished by Breton’s
famous Levibreton line of machines, recognized for their superior production
and quality levels. After the calibrating and polishing lines come other
specialized machines as required for cutting and chamfering tiles, which are
then bundled and wrapped and stacked on pallets by automatic equipment.
- Monolayer thin slabs (and tiles) of engineered stone,
manufactured using calcareous or siliceous aggregates, bonded with Portland
The Bretonterastone® Slabs plants produce tiles and thin single layer slabs
which are made by combining and compacting the materials using a “vibration
vacuum process“. The stone mix consists of stone aggregates, fine mineral
particles and inorganic based bonding agents.
Slab sizes measure up to a maximum 68x153 cm, with a finished thickness
ranging from 15 to 35 mm.
Tile sizes available are 30x30 cm, 40x40 cm, 40 x 60 cm or 60 x 60 cm with a
finished thickness, depending on size, from 9.5 up to 30 mm.
These slabs can be sold as they are or can be transformed into finished
The stone materials constitute up to 76% of the weight of the finished
product and can be either siliceous (granite, quartz, quartzite, porphyry,
sand etc.) or calcareous (marble, limestone, dolomite etc.) with sizes
ranging up to 10-12 mm.
The bonding agent used is a Portland cement mix (“hydraulic” inorganic
agent), generally Class I mixed with water to a water / cement ratio usually
not higher than 0.30 and compounded with normal fluidifying agents used in
the concrete industry.
With Bretonterastone® plants it is now possible to produce “P.M.C.”
(“Polymer Modified Concrete”) products by simply adding to the concrete mix
common polymers such as resins or polymeric latex (for example acrylic
latex) enhancing the technical properties
and features of the finished product.
The production rate, depending on the plant model and layout, varies from
520 square metres up to 2,700 square meters per working day.
- A Bretonterastone cured at high temperatures and
pressures and manufactured with siliceous aggregate bonded with a cement
paste composed of Portland cement and a natural high-reactivity bonding
BRETONTERASTONE AVANTGARDE® is a Bretonterastone cured at
high temperatures and pressures and manufactured with siliceous aggregate
(quartz, granite etc.) bonded with a cement paste composed of Portland
cement and a natural pozzolanic high-reactivity bonding agent.
BRETONTERASTONE AVANTGARDE® is a GREEN PRODUCT free from any organic
additive, same as BRETONTERASTONE Classic®.
BRETONTERASTONE AVANTGARDE® thanks to its HI-TECH manufacturing technology
has improved technical features compared to BRETONTERASTONE Classic®, and
exceptional technical features compared to traditional terrazzo tiles:
- has higher mechanical resistance
- has higher resistance to stains and chemical agents
- has greater dimensional stability
- has greater resistance to frost
- is free from carbonation and efflorescence phenomena - is free from alkali
/ silica reaction phenomena
- Large-sized blocks using calcareous aggregates bonded
with Portland cement or Polyester Resin
The Bretonterastone® Blocks plants produce large-sized blocks which are made
by combining and compacting the materials using a “vibration vacuum
The stone mix consists of stone aggregates, fine mineral particles and
inorganic or organic based bonding agents. Blocks measure 308 x 125 x 75 cm
and are then sawn into slabs measuring 308x125 cm with a finished thickness
ranging from 9 mm (15 mm if an inorganic resin is used for bonding) to 30 mm
These blocks and slabs can be sold as they are or the slabs can be
transformed into finished products to the size required.
The stone materials constitute up to 94% (78% if an inorganic resin is used)
of the weight of the finished product and are calcareous (marble, limestone,
and can have sizes up to a maximum of 60-90 mm.
The type of bonding agent can be:
- Portland cement mix (“hydraulic” inorganic agent), generally Class I mixed
with water to a water / cement ratio usually not higher than 0.30 and
compounded with normal fluidifying agents used in the concrete industry.
- Unsaturated polyester resin (organic bonding agent) compounded with
additives to enhance adhesiveness.
With Bretonterastone® plants, and when using Portland cement as bonding
agent, it is now possible to produce “P.M.C.” (“Polymer Modified Concrete”)
products by simply adding to the concrete mix common polymers such as resins
or polymeric latex (for example acrylic latex) enhancing the technical
properties and features of the finished product. The production rate,
depending on the plant model and layout, varies from 1,500 square metres up
to 3,000 square meters per working day.
BRETONSTONE CEMENT® SLABS
- Large-sized engineered stone slabs bonded with the
most advanced cementitious binder
BRETONSTONE CEMENT® slabs feature superior
characteristics in the sector of cement-based products for building and
architecture: they stand out for their excellent technical characteristics,
refined ap-pearance and the numberless obtainable colour effects.
Breton exclusive patented technology allows manufacturing slabs with a very
high content of stone aggregates and a low percentage of high-density and
high-resistance binding paste so as to give the slabs outstanding technical
- very low porosity and consequent low water absorption
- high resistance to freezing/thawing cycles
- high resistance to buckling stresses
- high resistance to wear
- resistance UV rays
- incombustibility (non-flammability)
All these characteristics make the BRETONSTONE CEMENT® slabs an
extraordinary product for the most varied applications in modern building