Additional CNC machining centre ECO 1520-C for ALCAN (Constellium)


In December 2011 an additional CNC machining centre, type „ECO 1520-C“ has been installed at ALCAN Singen Werk Neckarsulm. This machine starts operating as an iden-tically constructed twin to the already in spring delivered ECO 1520-C. These two ECOs are state-of-the-art two-gantry-machines with large motor assembly on four aggregate slides. Thus ALCAN is in a position to fulfil the rose requirements of their customers (Jaguar, Daimler, Audi etc.) even more effectively and with high quality. Actually different components will be processed for these automobile manufactures.

One of the two ECO 1520-C at ALCAN Werk Neckarsulm

ALCAN Singen GmbH is an aluminium processing company and with its manifold manufacture activities one of the biggest location within the Constellium group. The production areas include rolling products, press products, automobile components and systems, moulded parts as well as composite materials.

Operated body components of a well-known automobile manufacturer

Contact address:

Alcan Singen GmbH
Werk Neckarsulm-Dahenfeld
Industriestr. 11/13
74172 Neckarsulm
Phone: +49 7139 4797-0
Fax:      +49 7139 4797-222

Information about ECO 1520-C

  • Machine table: steel plate with an appropriate interface for placing existing devices; dimensions 2,000 x 1,500mm
  • Available working space for each machine table: 1x 1,600 x 2,000 x 450mm, 2x 800 x 2,000 x 450mm, 4x 400 x 2,000 x 450mm
  • Between the tables a centre partition is installed; the machine is completely enclosed with a sound insulating cabin with ceiling ele-ment  
  • Feed speed: X = 80 m/min; Y = 80 m/min; Z = 20 m/min
  • Aggregate equipment gantry 1 front side, aggregate group 1 and 2: each 4x routing aggregate 1.8 kW, max. 18,000 1/min, tool fixture HSK-C40
  • Aggregate equipment gantry 1 rear side, aggregate group 1 and 2: each 2x horizontal routing aggregate 3 kW, max. 12,000 1/min, collet chuck
  • Aggregate equipment gantry 2 front and rear side: each 1x fork head 24 kW, max. 21,000 1/min, tool fixture HSK-B80 with blast nozzle and minimum quantity lubrication for operating of aluminium
    each 1x disc tool changer for 12 tools, hollow cone shank HSK-E63
    each 1x pick-up place for a saw blade with max Ø 600mm
  • Cooling and lubrication unit which blows a mixture of oil and air to the cutting edge. Altogether 18 separately controllable nozzles.
  • Siemens control, type Sinumerik 840D sl in moveable control panel with 17" TFT-monitor including manual control unit, tele-service and Siemens Safety Integrated

3D-graphics of ECO 1520-C with protective cabin