The latest addition to the FX Linear family from ANCA - one of the world’s leading companies for high-precision CNC grinders, software and automation accessories - is being exhibited for the first time ever at a German trade show. Just like the rest of the series, the new FX5 Linear 5-axis CNC tool grinder is based on state-of-the-art technology and is suitable for everything from light manufacturing to regrinding and even full production. A whole host of attractive new functions make life easier for operators. These include a touchscreen that is customizable with Windows, a hand-held pendant for easier set-up and an easy-access loader door for slide-out pallets.

Like the FX3 and the FX7, the FX5 Linear benefits from a compact design but still has a large working envelope. Especially when it comes to automation, the FX5 Linear offers a wider range of options and is more versatile than its little "sister" the FX3. For example, the FX5 Linear also features an automatic 2-wheel changer for an increased range of wheels and tool types, headstock cooling and an optional automatic clamp headstock. What's more, the FastLoad-FX compact loader enables unmanned operation when handling small volumes and mixed batches of tools.