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  • CNC precision machining centres, developed and build in the Kern machine tool plant in Eschenlohe, deliver optimum results in the most demanding machining
    assignments — around the clock, seven days a week. The Kern Contract Manufacturing division, which is based at our Murnau plant, draws on the know-how acquired by our Mechanical Engineering team in Eschenlohe. Conversely, our many years of experience gained in manufacturing practice continually flow into the ongoing improvement and optimisation of our machines. This close interlinking of Contract Manufacturing and Machine Engineering is what makes Kern Microtechnik unique!  

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  • Machines & Services

    • When developing our machines, we pay attention to every last detail. A Kern machine is imperturbable, µ-exact in operation and especially comfortable to operate. Kern Microtechnik’s high level of vertical integration guarantees that every machine leaving our factory delivers outstanding build quality, enduring process stability and reliable execution of its individual production tasks

      Flexible machines for future-proof production: Our sales organisation is not just about machines, but also about the processes that make it possible to produce sophisticated parts efficiently. Ultimately, it is the well-balanced combination of the operator, machine and process expertise that makes the difference. We contribute to creating the best conditions in all three areas.
        • Kern Micro Platform

          • Individual or series production – when it comes to maximum precision, the purchase of a machining centre from Kern Microtechnik is the right choice. Especially with the Kern Micro platform you can configure the optimum machine for your specific application spectrum and integrate it into your production environment.

            With the Kern Micro Pro there exists a stable and reliable solution for efficient part manufacturing in a price-sensitive market segment.

            The Kern Micro Vario is characterized by highest workpiece accuracy, reliability and many different options for the configuration, for example for graphite milling.

            And brand new- the Kern Micro HD. This machine represents the latest development of our machines for high precision series production and is industry-wide unrivaled when it comes to long-term ultra-precision, the highest possible surface quality and, to date, the unmatched cutting performance.
              • Kern Micro HD

              • DESCRIPTION

                Highest productivity without limits
                The Kern Micro HD is the solution for high-precision serial – and prototype – production and when the ques-tion comes up whether production is still possible.
                This system is based on the second generation of Kern Micro, which was launched in 2019, and relies on proven, high-quality Kern technology. It provides absolute reliability and stability over a long machine life.

                • Compact design and small footprint of less than 54 sqft/5 qm
                • Supreme machine stability with advanced Kern temperature management
                • High dynamics and productivity through integrated linear motor drives
                • Best quality and wear-free due to innovative Kern micro-gap hydrostatics
                • Multi-shift operation with no need for operator with integrated changer for up to 210 tools and a maximum of 60 workpieces
                • Certified interfaces for additional accessories and automation systems
                • Management and maintenance during operation without interruption while machine is running

                TECHNOLOGIES

                The new standard in precision manufacturing
                With the newly developed micro-gap hydrostatics, the linear drives and the advanced Kern temperature management, the Kern Micro HD is the new benchmark in precision, long-term stability and dynamics. Together with the know-how of our customers and the Kern application technology, the Kern Micro HD is unmatched.

                • Largest possible pivoting range on floor area less than 54 sqft/5 qm
                • Tool cabinet with quick-change plates for over 210 tools
                • Interfaces for all commercial automation
                • Intelligent thermal management for optimal temperature regulation of all machine components
                • Perfect ergonomics with full access to the working space as well as free access to the mounting area
                • One-box design

                SPECIFICATIONS

                Axes: travel
                X-axis: 350 mm
                Y-axis: 220 mm
              • Kern Micro Vario

              • DESCRIPTION

                Compact, extremely precise, incredibly powerful
                With its new design and advanced developments, the second generation of the Kern Micro sets new standards in flexibility, precision and productivity. Ultra-compact, trimmed for productivity and precision, flexible and application-oriented, the Kern Micro Vario generates the decisive competitive advantage – permanently and efficiently.

                • Compact design and small footprint of only 4 qm /43 sqft
                • Supreme machine stability with the advanced Kern Temperature Management
                • High productivity with unmatched accuracy
                • Best quality, flexibility and competitiveness
                • Multi-shift operation with no need for operator with integrated changer for up to 210 tools and a maximum of 60 workpieces
                • Certified interfaces for additional accessories and automation systems
                • Management and maintenance during operation without interruption while machine is running

                TECHNOLOGIES

                Flexible platform for highest demands
                With the sophisticated machine design, the unique Kern temperature management and the high-end components, the machine reliably delivers the well-known Kern precision and repeatability. The Kern Micro Vario is at home in the industrial environment. It is reliable, robust and durable – for every kind of application. Special editions for the perfect machining of graphite or for zirconia machining are also available on the basis of a Kern Micro Vario.

                • Production with minimal positional variance due to a positional accuracy of ± 1 μm
                • Largest possible pivoting range on a 4 sq. m floor area
                • Tool cabinet with quick-change plates for over 200 tools
                • Interfaces for all commercial automation
                • Intelligent thermal management for optimal temperature regulation of all machine components
                • Perfect ergonomics with full access to the working space as well as free access to the mounting area
                • One-Box design

                SPECIFICATIONS

                Axes: travel
                X-axis:350 mm
                Y-axis:220 mm
              • Kern Micro Pro

              • DESCRIPTIONS

                Solution for precise serial production
                Since its launch on the market, the Kern Micro has stood out from the competition by combining extreme precision with unrivaled flexibility and performance. Based on a mature machine platform, the Kern Micro Pro is a solution focused on the industrial environment and precision serial production.

                In many applications the focus is not on achieving a sub-2 μm precision on the workpiece, but rather on the machine’s series stability, integration capability and cost-effectiveness. The sleek Kern Micro Pro is designed to perfectly meet these requirements.

                • Minimal footprint of less than 4 m2
                • Uninterrupted monitoring and maintenance of lubricants during operation
                • Attractive purchase conditions and maintenance costs
                • High dynamics and productivity thanks to proven components and processes
                • Unmanned multi-shift operation thanks to an integrated changer for up to 210 tools and up to 30 workpieces
                • Certified interfaces for external units and automation systems

                TECHNOLOGIES

                Even more compact, even more efficient
                Due to the consistent focus on serial production, a machine was created that combines productivity, efficiency and reliability like no other. The system is based on proven, high-quality Kern technology and guarantees reliability and stability over a long machine life.
                • Production with minimal positional variance due to a positional accuracy of ± 1 μm
                • Largest possible pivoting range on a floor area less than 4 qm
                • Tool cabinet with quick-change plates for over 210 tools
                • Interfaces for all commercial automation
                • Intelligent thermal management for optimal temperature regulation of all machine components
                • Perfect ergonomics with full access to the working space as well as free access to the mounting area
                • One-box design

                SPEFICIATIONS

                Axes: travel
                X-axis 350 mm
                Y-axis 220 mm
            • Specialty Machines

              • Our machining centres Kern Evo and Kern Pyramid Nano have a long tradition at Kern Microtechnik and have become an integral part of the market.

                The Kern Evo is the result of many years of consistent development. This constant improvement process has enabled us to achieve maximum precision and productivity in the milling process with high and medium part quantities.

                The Kern Pyramid Nano is designed for applications that demand the highest precision and surface quality, even with large workpieces that require short machining times.
                  • Kern Evo

                  • DESCRIPTION
                    The result of intelligent evolution!
                    Every Kern Evo contains many years of consistent development to ensure ultra-high precision in CNC milling at high and medium volumes.

                    With its proprietary X-Y cross table, Kern Evo delivers maximum precision in a small installation space. The design allows maximum smoothness and excellent surface finish (Ra < 1 μm) even at high speeds and acceleration values.

                    Short distances between components and drives ensure minimal angle errors, while ultra-high resolution direct measuring systems guarantee maximum repeat accuracy in a working space of 300 x 300mm. Kern Evo can be optionally equipped with a 4th and 5th axis without compromising the stability and high precision of the basic machine.

                    With high quality components in all peripheral modules and easy automation, Kern Evo is widely used for unmanned 3-shift production in all industries that demand maximum precision on the workpiece.

                    TECHNOLOGIES
                    Advanced technologies for maximum precision
                    The incorporation of sophisticated, mature technologies makes Kern Evo perfect for highly stable serial production tasks:

                    • Production with minimal positional variance due to a positional accuracy of ± 0.5 μm
                    • Interfaces to all commercial automation
                    • Intelligent thermal management for optimal temperature control of the spindle and cooling lubricant
                    • Perfect ergonomics with full access to the working space as well as free access to the mounting area

                    SPECIFICATIONS

                    Axes: travel
                    X-axis: 300 mm
                    Y-axis: 280 mm
                  • Kern Pyramid Nano

                  • DESCRIPTION
                    Perfection in every dimension The Kern Pyramid Nano is designed for applications that demand the highest precision and surface quality, even with large workpieces that require short machining times. With the integrated workpiece changer, the Kern Pyramid Nano can also be used in unmanned operation, even for 5-axis simultaneous machining assignments.

                    Driven by hydrostatic bearings and guidings, Kern Pyramid Nano is one of the most precise CNC machining centers in the world. By focusing on reliability in serial operation, this machine achieves ultra-precision manufacturing of industrial workloads.

                    TECHNOLOGIES
                    Advanced technology for μ-accurate serial production
                    At the heart of the machine are the axes, which are mounted on hydrostatic bearings and therefore promise virtually wear-free precision throughout its lifetime. This means the quality and precision of all axes remain constant over extremely long time-frames. In addition, the hydrostatic system enables high acceleration with excellent vibration damping, bringing productivity and precision into perfect harmony. In combination with Kern’s proprietary temperature management system, an optimally configured machine system is guaranteed at all times.

                    Kern’s sophisticated, mature product technologies give Kern Pyramid Nano significant advantages in precision manufacturing:

                    • Hydrostatics for smooth and wear-free manufacturing of precision parts
                    • Manufacturing with minimal dimensional variance due to a precision of ± 0.3 μm
                    • Intelligent thermal management system for optimal temperature control of all machine components
                    • Interfaces to all commercial automation
                    • Perfect ergonomics with full access to the working space as well as free access to the mounting area
                    • Advanced jig grinding technology for processing the hardest materials

                    SPECIFICATIONS

                    Axes: travel
                    X-axis: 500 mm
                    Y-axis: 500 mm
                • Contract Production

                  • All our automation facilities offer maximum autonomy and reliable, unmanned machining 24/7.
                      • Kern Machine Support

                        • Our clear goal at Kern Service is maximum reliability, worldwide. Whether for previous purchases or new Kern machines — in an emergency, in case of changes or new developments, you can always rely on us.

                          Our qualified service experts are here to assist you and process your query without delay — so that your machine always delivers maximum productivity!
                            • Maintenance

                            • The regular maintenance of your Kern machine guarantees longevity, reliable operation and high value retention. In addition, maintenance prevents more expensive repairs, protects you from longer downtime and reduces production downtime costs to a minimum.

                              Contact us for your individual offer.
                            • Repair

                            • Our inventory of replacement parts is comprehensive, even for older Kern machines.

                              We offer a special Kern service for high speed milling spindles. We hold a permanent stock of refurbished, quality checked replacement spindles for all Kern CNC machining centers. In the event of spindle damage you will immediately receive a replacement — but you only pay for the refurbishing costs of your returned defective spindle.
                            • Remote Service

                            • Kern teleservice – worldwide fault management

                              In order to minimize waiting times, our trained service technicians worldwide can directly access your Kern machine via a secure internet connection. Through this process, components and control systems can be checked, a diagnosis made and the fault rectified. But it is always your decision when to give our technicians access to your machine. The Kern machine support teleservice can be retro-fitted to many existing Kern machining centers.
                          • Industry Solutions

                                • Automotive

                                • The Kern Micro and Kern Evo CNC machining centers by Kern Microtechnik are a supreme match for the extraordinarily high expectations and requirements which the automotive industry places on serial production machines. Kern machines distinguish themselves by exceeding the highest quality standards and delivering extreme process stability and reliability — while being specifically optimized for unmanned, 24/7 production.

                                  Kern machines are especially well suited to meeting the following requirements of the automotive industry:
                                  • Short set-up times due to modular programming for flexible production of entire families of parts
                                  • Integrated measuring technology for maximum part reliability
                                  • Professional service availability
                                  • Permanent process optimization in close coordination with the customer-specific Continuous Improvement Process (CIP)
                                   
                                • Dental Equipment

                                • Dental technology products, for example dental prostheses, require precision machines capable of rapidly milling highly varying workpieces made from very hard materials like titanium and ceramics. Dental prostheses are frequently made and fitted for the patient on the same day, placing especially high demands for reliability and flexibility on the CNC machining center being used.

                                  Kern Microtechnik possesses long-standing experience of the dental industry’s unique requirements. With the Kern Micro Kern Microtechnik has developed a universal machine capable of not only processing the widest range of very hard materials, but also of fast and precise milling of complex geometric forms. Thanks to extensive automation and short processing times, Kern Micro offers the dental industry sustained precision during continuous operation.

                                  Overview of the advantages for the dental industry:
                                  • Maximum vibration control enables optimal tool life
                                  • Fewer compensatory movements and reduced processing times due to optimized kinematics
                                  • 5-axis machining with optimal accessibility and pressure angles
                                  • Reduced maintenance thanks to intelligent chip flow
                                  • Comprehensive automation possibilities
                                • Micromechanics

                                • Micromechanics — the production of microscopically small components — requires high volumes of precision-milled parts. Our Kern Evo and Kern Micro machines are not only optimized for automated high speed manufacturing of watch plates and watch parts, but also for lightguide connection elements, medical endoscope heads and turbine wheels in the submillimeter range.

                                  In close collaboration with a wide range of watchmakers, the performance of Kern’s high precision machining centers has been perfected right from the start. For many years, Kern machining centers have met the exacting demands of these industries for (free-form) geometric complexity, precision and surface finish, setting new standards for machining capabilities in the microtechnology sector.

                                  The advantages of Kern machines for the microtechnology sector:
                                  • Intelligent chip management can be engaged for thorough cleaning and recycling of valuable materials
                                  • μ-exact probing allows maximum repeat accuracy during tool changes in processes with more than one clamping
                                  • Maximum process reliability ensures uniform quality and guarantees minimal waste
                                • High frequency

                                • The “digital revolution” has transformed mobile communications into a highly dynamic technology within a rapidly growing market. The key components in high frequency tech (and its complementary technologies) are subject to extremely stringent precision requirements. Despite this, they must also be producible in high volumes.

                                  The Kern Pyramid Nano enables serial manufacture of such parts (e.g. wave guides) — even when they are already end products.

                                  The advantages of Kern Pyramid Nano for high frequency technologies:
                                  • Hydrostatic guides and drives in all axes
                                  • Maximal reproducibility
                                  • Maximum smoothness and surface finish
                                  • High Z-stability across different speed ranges
                                • Tool manufacture

                                • In microtechnology, manufacturers of shaping and cutting dies and molds are often tasked with precise machining of very hard materials. All CNC Machining centers by Kern Microtechnik are perfectly suited to the direct milling of hardened steels or even carbide as well as milling with copper, tungsten copper and graphite electrodes.

                                  Direct hard milling with Kern – your benefits

                                  • High-quality surface finish due to HSC spindles with maximal smoothness, hydrostatic pivots and perfect contour control via iTNC530 or TNC 640
                                  • Milling of free-form surfaces with high precision through μ-exact spindle movements and 5-axis simultaneous milling
                                  • Very high absolute accuracy thanks to perfect calibration between tool and workpiece in all Kern machines
                                  • Short set-up times for small production batches

                                  Electrode milling with Kern — your benefits
                                  • Very high absolute accuracy as a basis for stable EDM processes
                                  • High-quality surface finish due to HSC spindles with maximal smoothness, hydrostatic pivots and perfect contour control via iTNC530 or TNC 640
                                  • Extremely high repeat accuracy: thanks to perfect thermal management every Kern machine enables absolutely stable unmanned serial production (using proprietary technologies)
                                • Research

                                • Our machines are making valuable contributions to high level research projects in internationally renowned scientific institutions throughout Europe, Asia, USA, Brazil, Cuba and South Africa. Whether with Kern machines at our customers‘ sites or at Kern’s contract production plant in Eschenlohe — Kern Microtechnik is an active development partner for high precision parts across a vast range of technologies and research fields:
                                  • Research in satellite technology
                                  • Nuclear fusion research (e.g. UK and USA)
                                  • Neurosurgery
                                  • Processing of hard to machine materials (high-alloy steel, titanium, sandwich materials)
                                  • CERN particle accelerator (Switzerland)

                                  All Kern machines offer the following advantages for research and development applications:
                                  • Maximum precision through absolute positional accuracy and perfect temperature control
                                  • Maximum reliability and adherence to all industry standards guaranteeing low maintenance and servicing requirements
                                • Jewelry

                                • The automated production requirements for high value jewelry items are every bit as demanding as those for Micromechanics/watches. Precision, surface finish and the ability to manufacture complex free-form geometrical shapes — ideally in a single pass — are all decisive factors when choosing the most suitable CNC machining system. The use of highly valuable metals like gold and platinum places extra importance on having an intelligent chip management system with 100% reclamation of raw materials.

                                  The Micro and Evo machines by Kern fulfill all of these requirements superbly. They are continually being optimized through close collaboration with internationally renowned watch- and jewelry makers. Kern Microtechnik’s patented quick-release plates vastly improve efficiency by enabling both tool changes and the processing of different articles with a variety of machining methods — even during unmanned operation over long periods.

                                  The advantages of Kern machines for the jewelry industry:

                                  • Intelligent chip management can be engaged for thorough cleaning and recycling of valuable materials
                                  • Zero point clamping systems permitting maximum repeat accuracy, even after tool changes
                                  • Maximum process reliability ensures uniform quality and guarantees minimal waste
                                  • 5-axis simultaneous processing allows complex free-form geometries in a single milling operation
                                • Medical technology

                                • Medical products, e.g. precision components in surgical instruments, are manufactured from premium, hard to process materials like titanium, chromium cobalt, stainless steel, ceramics or especially hard plastics (e.g. PEEK or polyacetal). Their ability to be easily and hygienically cleaned is particularly important, making the quality requirements correspondingly high for CNC machining centers used for the serial production of medical equipment.

                                  With the Micro CNC machining center Kern Microtechnik has developed a machine that superbly meets all of the medical industry’s criteria for supreme surface finish quality and geometric precision.

                                  Overview of the advantages for the medical industry:
                                  • Maximum vibration control enables optimal tool life
                                  • Fewer compensatory movements and reduced processing times due to optimized kinematics
                                  • 5-axis machining with optimal accessibility and pressure angles
                                  • Reduced maintenance thanks to intelligent chip flow
                                • Other Sectors

                                • The single greatest advantage Kern machines bring to precision manufacturing is their vast range of applications. For this reason, Kern machines have also been deployed with great success outside their typical industries.

                                  Whether processing differing materials and geometries in rapid succession or achieving maximum precision in high volume sustained production, our product and process development teams tune every Kern machine to the customer’s specific requirements — down to the last detail. Right from the beginning, we will help to prepare for the future requirements and technological developments of your specific industrial sector, making Kern Microtechnik your perfect partner for optimizing your manufacturing processes.

                                  Get in touch with our experienced development and sales engineers!
                                  We will work with you to develop an optimal solution that enables our machines and processes to meet your requirements and deliver the maximum increase in efficiency.