For axis movements we use direct drive motors, which allow us to eliminate backlash and vibration sometimes caused by the deflection belts and obtain a greatly superior dynamic response.
Removing drive belts also eliminates “noise”, making it possible to achieve superior finishing quality, even on the most complex surfaces.
High dynamic and high precision 5 axis monobloc vertical gantry machining centre
Available in various configurations to provide a perfect answer to the needs of specific applications, including moulds and dies, aerostructures, and composite materials machining. This machine is ideal for hi-feed roughing, semi-finishing and finishing of medium-size workpieces in steel, lightweight alloy or special composites.
Breton Matrix E1
- Compact size1
Matrix E1 features an excellent ratio between machine dimensions and axis strokes. This makes it possible to work on large size workpieces in the same footprint, compared to others available on the market. The cross stroke (Y=2,500 mm) and the longitudinal stroke (X=2,000 mm), allow a reduction of the machine depth, thus enabling the operator to carry out check operations in optimal visibility conditions.
- Superior force, speed, and precision2
Superior force, speed, and precision
A fully thermo-symmetrical structure equipped with the Thermal Shield system, reduces structural deformations without resorting to costly cooling systems. The use of direct drive motors for axis movements eliminates backlash and vibration caused by drive belts.
Matrix E1's heads feature large bearings that provide the stiffness needed for the heaviest duty machining. The use of high-resolution encoders and liquid-cooled axes guarantee high accuracy.
- Versatile application3
Breton Matrix E1 allows high-speed roughing operations, with exceptional performance even in the semi-finishing and finishing phases. The availability of a wide range of electrospindles, which can be installed on different heads, allows Matrix E1 to work efficiently on different materials such as hardened steel, aluminium and composite.
The wide range of available accessories allows a flexible configuration to meet the needs of different sectors, such as Aerospace and Mould&Die.
- Reduced installation times and costs4
Reduced installation times and costs
A monobloc structure of reduced size and weight simplifies the shipping process. Matrix E1 is delivered already assembled, greatly reducing installation time and costs. Matrix E1 monobloc structure means simple flat foundations are sufficient. Careful design of the anchorage points minimises the amount of cement and chemical anchors required to fix Matrix E1.
- Operating costs reduced by half5
Operating costs reduced by half
The use of an advanced lubrication system eliminates dirt, stains on parts, hazardous vapours and reduces maintenance and operating costs.
The Rexroth CytroPac hydraulic control unit, in turn, reduces consumption through variable pressure management.
The use of the Thermal Shield system, applied to the thermo-symmetrical structure of Matrix E1, guarantees optimal control of thermal expansions without using expensive cooling systems.
An efficient chip evacuation system and the use of stainless steel covers ensure a clean work area at all times and reduce operator intervention.
A host of advantages with a monobloc machining centre
Matrix E1 stands out due to its rigid monobloc structure in arc welded steel designed to guarantee robustness and to damp possible vibrations during the heaviest duty machining work. Given the absence of mating surfaces between columns and work table, reworking and adjustment phases have been eliminated.
The chip evacuation augers incorporated in the structure can be replaced with dust suction systems for machining of composite materials. Bridge and RAM among the most robust in their category: this guarantees stability in roughing work while maintaining high dynamics and accuracy in finishing work.
The direct motors on all linear axes improve precision and dynamic, thus eliminating backlash and vibration caused by drive belts. The control of thermal expansions is guaranteed by the thermo-symmetrical structure and by Thermal Shield, improving both precision and repeatibility over time.
Breton Matrix E1 arrives already assembled and can be installed on flat foundations, which reduces installation time and costs.
Heads available on Matrix E1
Head-mounted spindles Ghibli
For axis movements we use direct drive motors, which allow us to eliminate backlash and vibration sometimes caused by the deflection belts and obtain a greatly superior dynamic response./ 01Direct drive motors on the linear axes
The efficient chip evacuation system, operating at the sides of the work table with augers and chip conveyor, makes it possible to keep the work area clear of accumulated chips and safe for operators, who can therefore direct their attention towards higher value activities./ 02Chip evacuation integrated in the structure
The work area clad with modular stainless steel panels guarantees a greater cleaning and avoids deterioration due to a constant exposure to dust and chips./ 03Stainless steel work area
The hydraulic power and pneumatic control units of Matrix E1 are grouped together in a compact and orderly manner in a dedicated area to facilitate diagnostics and maintenance. The modular and scalable upper part is fitted for possible future additions to the machine with accessories and/or automations.
For cleanliness and safety, a fluid collection tray is fitted at the base of the cabinet to prevent the release of pollutant liquids into the environment./ 04Optimised maintenance corner
Matrix E1, like other Breton products, is optionally available with a wide range of turning tables that can be integrated into the basement. This allows combined milling operations on cylindrical elements or complex geometries/ 05Available with positioning table
Matrix E1 can be fitted with various types of tool magazines, all of which fully compatible with the new tool changer – now even faster and more compact. On the one hand this allowed us to design the column to make it as stiff as possible, and on the other hand it offers the freedom to expand or alter the magazine to accommodate evolving requirements./ 06Tool changer incorporated in the column
Other versions of Breton Matrix E1
Version comparative table
|Matrix E1 800 K20||Matrix E1 1000 K20|
"X" axis travel
"Y" axis travel
"Z" axis travel
"X" axis rapid feed rate
"Y" axis rapid feed rate
"Z" axis rapid feed rate
"A" axis travel
-105 - 120 °
-105 - 120 °
"A" axis rapid speed
"C" axis travel (RANGE)
-305 - 305 °
-305 - 305 °
"C" axis rapid speed
Tool taper type
Dimensions of the workbench (length)
Dimensions of the workbench (width)