An Introduction to CNC Mill Turn Machine and Its Accessories

Posted on Mar 5, 2019

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An Introduction to CNC Mill Turn Machine and Its Accessories

CNC mill turn machines, also known as CNC turning machines, or mill turn centers, are machine tools that rotate work piece on a rotation axis based on a turning method to perform various machining operations, such as cutting, drilling, deforming, end face machining and turning. These machining processes are performed using machining tools to create objects symmetrical to the axis driven by the spindle.

CNC Mill Turn Machine Introduction and Its Accessories Introduced and Explained.

CNC Mill Turn Machine (CNC Turning Center)

CNC mill turn machines, also known as CNC turning machines, or mill turn centers, are machine tools that rotate work piece on a rotation axis based on a turning method to perform various machining operations, such as cutting, drilling, deforming, end face machining and turning. These machining processes are performed using machining tools to create objects symmetrical to the axis driven by the spindle.

 

What does mill-turn mean?

In the past, turning could only be done on a turning machine, while milling was only done on a milling machine. Due to technical issues at the time, these two types of processing methods were rarely integrated.

However, with the widespread use of power turrets and live tools, these two functions can be integrated on the same machine, making the process easier. These multi tasking machines are called CNC mill turn machines or mill turn centers. According to the way the machine tool clamps the work piece, these mill turn centers can be divided into two main types, namely vertical mill turn centers and horizontal mill turn centers.

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Why there are vertical and horizontal arrangements?

In the vertical mill turn centers, the work piece is clamped vertically, and the cutting tool is installed in the same direction for vertical machining. Due to the gravity effect, the vertical clamping is much more strong and stable. Manufacturers of vertical turning machines usually extend their products to higher-end manufacturing equipment like mill turn centers, to meet various processing requirements that pursue high precision, such as the automotive industry, aerospace, and sports equipment, and other industries with larger-sized work pieces.

In the vertical clamping mechanism, spindle of mill turn centers is located behind the chuck. The spindle can be belt driven or equipped with other types of drive mechanisms. Like milling machines and machining centers, lathes can also be equipped with power tools and tool magazines to improve their functionality and versatility and provide users with a wider range of machining possibilities. Power turret is a modern standard accessory of CNC mill turn machine, and as one of the most important accessory for users of CNC mill turn machine. Taiwan has many well-known power turret and power tool companies to support lathe users in the global market.

Many power turrets are driven by a single motor with servo function, which can ensure the best processing effect and save the best energy consumption. At the same time, they can provide high rigidity for the work piece, thus providing ideal cutting capacity for user’s CNC mill turn machine.

 

Power turret and ATC

As mentioned earlier, the integration of milling and turning functions is possible thanks to the power turret. In such a multi-functional machine, the tool magazine will be equipped with an automatic tool changer to make the tools working lively.

In addition to power turrets, tool magazines and automatic tool changers (ATC) are also the best-selling products of Taiwan machine tool accessories manufacturers. Tool magazines and automatic tool changers produced by Taiwanese suppliers can provide customers with the best T to T timing based on their cycle time engineering, thus helping business owners cope with various order demands.

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The advantages of Taiwan’s turning centers

Compared with global competitors, Taiwanese suppliers are more aware of how to provide the best solutions and services based on the user's situation, so that the existing machine tools and accessories in the manufacturing plant are optimized to meet the modern processing needs of their customers.

 

Other important accessories

Turning spindles, fixing chucks and hydraulic cylinders are well-developed in the Taiwan accessory market. Coupled with CNC mill turn machine, a series of lathe products and accessories have been widely used in processing plants around the world.

 

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