Like the C 250 and the C 400, the C 650 uses a modification of Hermle’s tried-and-tested gantry-type design, with a mineral-cast machine bed that is manufactured in Hermle’s own brand new mineral casting foundry in Zimmern ob Rottweil. The integrated, rigid clamping table can deal with workpieces up to a maximum of 3000 kg (1050 x 900 x 600 mm) in the 3-axis version, making it ideal for toolmaking, mould construction and machine construction. The swivelling rotary table of the 5-axis version can accommodate workpieces up to 1500 kg (Ø 900 x 600 mm), allowing for highly precise machining.
The traverse path in the stainless-steel-clad working area comprises 1050 x 900 x 600 mm with a vertical table clearance of 775 mm and a door aperture of 1050 mm. Ideal parameters for simple and safe crane charging.
The C 650 has an build in tool magazine for 42 tools. Two additional magazines with 50 or 88 extra magazine pockets are optionally available. The control panel of the C 650 is also designed to swivel easily to the magazine loading location, so the operator can enter the tool data directly into the tool table in the control system. The 200 mm high platform, adapted to the loading point, puts the operator in an optimal, ergonomic position to load and unload the tools.