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Saphir S3/S4 with 3/4 axis – Saphir SL3/SL4 with linear drives

The Saphir is the perfect solution for customers setting highest value on quality and precision.
This HSC precision milling machine is especially designed for professional use when manufacturing sophisticated tool and mold making products.

Materials like graphite, copper and hardened steel can be produced in best surface quality without any refinishing.

This machine is mainly characterized by FEM-optimized components, brilliant damping through mineral composite, precision guideways, highly dynamic drives and a powerful control.

Various accessories and many special solutions leave nothing to be desired.


Saphir S3 • S4 • SL brochure (pdf)

 Applications:  Electrodes, steel moulds, micro electrodes, embossing tools, prototypes, minting dies, parts for watches


Materials: non-ferrous metals, steel up to 65 HRC, graphite

Technical data:
  Working area  
X x Y x Z mm
  500 x 600 x 300
  Axis drive  
  Digital AC servo drive
  Speed rate  
  Up to 20
  CNC control  
  andronic KM3060
  Milling spindle  
kW • 1/min
  Up to 16 / up to 80,000


Design characteristics
  Portal design in cast mineral composite construction guarantees for optimum rigidity and damping
  FEM-optimized component design
  Amply dimensioned backlash-free preloaded precision rail systems and ball screws
  Modern machine design and optimum ergonomics
  Modern 32bit multi-processor path control
3D infrared edge sensor

For change into milling spindle
Wireless IR receiver
Rubin ball 3 mm
Measuring speed max 3m/min

Laser tool measuring system

For touchless measuring of tool length and diameter on rotating tool
Sender, receiver, software

Tool changing system for 16 tools

Various tool cones with gripper groove Sk and HSK (up to 32)
Position control
Position encoding

Rotary table 4th + 5th axis

Centric height 120 mm
Swivel area 0-90°
Precision gear 90:1

Milling spindle packages

Various manufacturers
Capacity 1 – 6.5kW
Rotational speed up to 80,000 RPM
Air or water cooling

Direct path measuring system

Heidenhain diadur glass scales
Encapsulated system
High position accuracy
High repeat accuracy

Pallet clamping system

Various manufacturers
For rapid and highly precise tool clamping


3D Laserscanner

For scanning of moulds
fully integrated inside KM4 Control


We will be glad to inform you about further options

KUHLMANN Fusslogo-Triangel

KUHLMANN Werkzeugmaschinen + Service GmbH • Heinrichstrasse 1-6 • 37431 Bad Lauterberg / Harz • Germany
Phone: +49 55 24 92 47 0 • Fax: +49 55 24 92 47 27 • info@kuhlmann-cnc.de