CMS Cronus

High speed 5 axes CNC machine

Numerically controlled machining center designed according to CMS’ philosophy: the machine is the result and culmination of experiences developed in the aerospace and automotive sectors. The structure and the technical solutions adopted, along with the selected components, ensure a highest level of component finish, high machining speeds, reliability, structural rigidity, operating flexibility and outstanding productivity.

cronus machine is available also with:

  • APC extractable tables allow the loading and unloading outside the working area
  • rotary table (TR): simplifies loading/unloading outside the machine and allows pendulum cycle using the complete working area
  • double bridge with twin operating units
  • 5-axis hybrid solution: milling + waterjet cutting system with catcher
  • fully automatic universal system for holding complex shaped parts (UHF), designed and produced by CMS


cronus does away with the problem of workpiece sizes; even in the extremely complex sectors like boating, wind power and automotive. Above all, thanks to the aeronautical design concepts applied to the frames, CMS has made no compromises on performance with volumetric accuracies 21% lower than the segment average.

Thanks to Aero-Design technology, the frames of the machining centre boast structural rigidity up to 23% higher than the average in its category, with a high capacity of vibration absorption. In addition, recirculating roller guides and zero backlash kinematics allow the achievement of unprecedented accuracies on such types of machining centres. The combination with state of the art acceleration and speed ensures, as a result, the perfect balance between precision and speed for the most demanding productions such as automotive and aerospace.

High operating power, geometric precision and reliability even in the most complex machining operations lead to a single result: producing better workpieces more quickly. Cronus has been designed to adapt to your manufacturing reality and make it even more efficient and competitive.

As a rule, the problem of fixing complex workpieces is solved by means of dedicated equipment for each single workpiece; therefore, the solution is expensive both in terms of realization and logistics (storage and handling) but above all it is not efficient for productions with single lots or very small batches as it often occurs in aerospace. CMS has developed a universal and automatic clamping system, capable of reconfiguring itself in a few seconds to adapt to the (sometimes) extremely complex shapes of each new workpiece. Zero downtime: a revolution in the effeciency and management of production.

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