MC 304 Ariel

  • Gantry type structure to guarantee stability for heavy duty application
  • Electrospindle of 8,5 Kw
  • Automatic tool magazine with 12 positions
  • DPM version with automatic clamps positioned by head
  • MMI version with automatic motorised vices
  • 180° head rotation for machining on 3 sides
  • Pendular loading for seamless production
  • Full CAM-3d software
  • Integration with external software
  • Optional angle drive unit to machine profile sides
  • 7430mm (292.51″) working length
  • Open ends to allow machining of longer profiles
  • Zero stops at each end to work multiple profiles
  • Automatic centralised lubrication syste
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Mecal MC 304 Ariel 3 or 4 Axis

high speed machining of aluminum – Steel – Brass – Copper and PVC materials. The Ariel can be used in numerous applications including, windows, doors and curtain walling, automotive, aerospace, engineering, internal partitions, sign manufacturing, air conditioning and refrigeration.

Ariel is a gantry type vertical spindle CNC machining center configured either in 3 or 4 axis, ideal for heavy duty profiles especially in industrial sector, where thickness become a challange and tolerances are important.


X axis stroke mm


7460 / 9460 / 11460

(293.7 / 372.44 / 451.18)

Positioning speed X-axis m/min




Y axis stroke mm




Positioning speed Y-axis m/min




Z axis stroke mm




Positioning speed Z-axis m/min




A axis stroke (spindle rotation) deg ± 90°
Electrospindle rated power kW 8.5
Cooling system Air
Tool holder cone HSK-F63
Tool magazine N. 12
Max rotation speed rpm 24000
Weight kg


± 6500 / 7500/8500

(14400 / 16600 / 18800)

Subject to technical changes

Gantry structure
Gantry type structure to guarantee stability for heavy duty application
8.5 kw Spindle
Spindle of 8,5 kw at 24.000 RPM with HSK-F63 tool holder
4 Axis Machining
4 Axis machining capability to rotates the spindle at any angle from -90° to + -90° using a powerful servo drive system.
Loading Zones
The Atlas machine have a dual zone feature as standard. The machine can work in PENDULUM mode any job in either zone, or as one job using the full length of the machine
Mecal CAD CAM 3D
Designed to be the most advanced and easy to use system currently available. All of the basic programming is available with pre-loaded macros which are applied by a simple drag and drop process. The graphical 3D presentation is a clear and accurate representation that can be viewed from any angle to check for errors, and it demonstrates the orientation for the workpiece to be correctly loaded.
Tool Magazine
12 position automatic tool magazine is mounted centrally to reduce tool change times to an absolute minimum.
The machine is supplied with a mesh fence on rear and both ends with a split light curtain at front allowing loading in either zone while the machine is operating in the live zone.
Spindle Upgrades
8.5kw air cooled with axial encoder to facilitate rigid tapping functions. 10kw liquid cooled with axial encoder and HSK F63
Clamping Choices
DPM-where the clamps are sequentially positioned by the spindle carriage. MMI-this choice has each clamp motorised to move individually to position. Both versions have 8 clamps as standard, additional items can be added to suit application.
Centre Stops
The optional pneumatic centre stops combine with the standard end stops to allow loading of 4 pieces.
Additional Magazine
Commonly used to mount the angle drive heads.
Aggregate heads
Angle drive with 2 tools can be orientated in either Y axis or Z axis direction, the required direction must be specified on ordering. Angle drive with sawblade can be orientated in either Y axis or Z axis direction, the required direction must be specified on ordering. Optional additional magazine may be required for auto change of the unit. The tools within the angle drive have to be manually changed
Simulator Software
Job simulator software which shows an accurate simulation of the actual job in real time very graphically. Indicating timings and potential process errors.
Belt Conveyor
A rubberised belt conveyor to transport captured swarf and offcut pieces to the end of the machine where a collection container can be placed.
Swarf Drawers
Set mobile of steel swarf collection drawers
Bar Code Reader
For receiving job data when integrated with a double mitre saw that has the thermal label printer. The job data is usually provided by external software.
Tool presetting
Automatic tool length measuring device
Multidirectional Probe
Multi directional probe with detection based on XYZ axis orientation