Elkana CNC Services appointed agents for Chiron CNC vertical milling and turning machining centers

Elkana CNC Services has announced that they have been appointed the agents to look after the sales, service and maintenance of the Chiron brand of machines in South Africa.

The Chiron Group, headquartered in Tuttlingen, is a global company specialising in CNC controlled vertical machining and turning centers. It has production and development facilities on four continents, along with sales and service offices and trade missions. The Group, which specialises in the high-tech segment, achieved sales of about €498 million with around 2 100 employees in 2018.

The Chiron Group specialises in the development and manufacture of automated vertical machining centers for the machining of complex workpieces at minimal costs and also provides comprehensive services and digital support for optimal machine operation. The optimisation of the life cycle cost is the main focus of the company. The company boasts that it has one world’s fastest tool change systems. Key customer sectors are the automotive, mechanical engineering, medicine and precision engineering, and aerospace industries.

The single-spindle Chiron FZ16 S machining center is designed for special precision requirements in 5-axis machining

Founded in 1921 as a workshop for the manufacture of precision mechanical equipment and surgical instruments, the Chiron-Werke made a successful entry in the development and manufacture of vertical machining centers for metal-processing operations during the 1950s. Since 1957, the Hoberg & Driesch group of companies in Dusseldorf, Germany has owned Chiron-Werke.

Service and maintenance
“Elkana CNC Services is an independent service and maintenance company since,” said founder Emmel Kambouris.

“Our focus is on maintenance and servicing of various CNC equipment and will remain so going forward,” explained Kambouris.

“Chiron needed someone to look after the CNC machines that are operating in South Africa from a service perspective. I have been doing this unofficially for some time now and have considerable experience on their equipment.”

“Their machines are bracketed in the high-end segment of CNC equipment and are renowned for their precision machining operations. The Chiron brand has been neglected in South Africa and they (Chiron) needed someone to address the situation.”

The Chiron DZ08 FX Precision machining center. The machining centers of the Chiron Series 08 are among the most versatile machines in the compact class

“As I say our main focus will still be on maintenance and servicing of various CNC equipment along with installation and commissioning of new CNC equipment and second hand machines. Our services include shutdown maintenance, long-term maintenance contracts, equipment breakdown services and various electrical and mechanical repairs including, but not limited to, maintenance service and overhauling of spindle bearings, ball screws and end bearings, turret repairs, lubrication, pneumatics, IO Boards and Fanuc drives, as well as software changes.”

“We have a team of service technicians, including myself, that can work on virtually any brand of machine, whether it is imported from the Far Eastern countries, China or Europe,” added Kambouris.

For further details contact Elkana CNC Services on mobile 083 8811 280 or visit www.elkana.co.za