An Introduction to CNC Mill Turn Machine and Its Accessories

Posted on Mar 5, 2019

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A CNC mill turning machine, is also called a CNC turning machine, that is a machine tool that utilizing turning method as the basis to rotates a work piece on an axis of rotation to perform various machining operations such as cutting, drilling, deformation, facing, and turning, and these machining processes are conducted with tools that are applied to the work piece and to create an object with symmetry with the axis which is driven by the primary spindle.

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

CNC Mill Turn Machine (CNC Turning Center)

A CNC mill turning machine, is also called a CNC turning machine, that is a machine tool that utilizing turning method as the basis to rotates a work piece on an axis of rotation to perform various machining operations such as cutting, drilling, deformation, facing, and turning, and these machining processes are conducted with tools that are applied to the work piece and to create an object with symmetry with the axis which is driven by the primary spindle.

What does mill-turn mean?

In the old days, turning is only conducted on a turning machine, that is, a lathe per se, while milling, on the other hand, is conducted only on the milling machines. Such two types of cutting methods are rarely integrated due to the barriers in technology then.

However, now as the power turrets and live tools are widely applied, these two functions are able to be integrated into one, making the machining much more convenient. In regard to the ordinary working conditions, turning machines are categorized into two main types according to the way that clamp the work pieces. Those are vertical lathe and the horizontal counterparts.

Why there are vertical and horizontal arrangements?

For the vertical mill turn centers, the work piece is clamped vertically and the cutting tool is thus installed the same direction so that the machining is conducted vertically. By this way, the clamping is much more stern and fixed due to the gravity effect compared to the horizontal methodology and manufacturers of vertical turning machines usually made their vertical turning machines into great manufacturing facilities for users in a variety of industrial sectors that pursue for high precision, such as automotive industry, aerospace sector, sport equipment application, and other fields with larger size work pieces.

Regarding vertical clamping mechanism, the spindles of vertical turning lathes are also located behind the chuck, while some may be belt-driven, and some may be other types of driving mechanisms. Like other milling machines and machine centers, turning lathes can also be equipped with power tools as well as too magazines to boost its functionality and versatility, granting wider processing possibility to users. Power turret is a modern and standard accessory of many CNC turning machines, and as one of the most important accessories to the users of CNC lathes, Taiwanese suppliers aim at this business and have developed many well known power turret and power tool companies that supports the demands form lathe users all over the world market.

Many of these power turrets are driven by single motor with servo features, which can assure the best machining effects and save the optimal energy consumption; at the mean time, they can also provide great rigidity onto the work pieces, rendering an ideal cutting capabilities.

Power turret and ATC

As we have discussed earlier, due to the utilization of the power turret, the integration of milling and turning are thus possible. As a result, in such mechanical design, the tool magazine would be accompanied with an automatic tool changer so that the tools are working lively.

In addition to the power turret, tool magazine and the automatic too changer (ATC) are also the best sellers of Taiwanese machine tool accessory manufacturers. Tool magazines and ATC systems made by Taiwanese suppliers offer the optimal T to T timing to customers based on their cycle time engineering, and hence can help business owners cope with the order demands.

The advantages of Taiwan’s turning centers

Compared with the worldwide competitors, Taiwanese know how to provide comprehensive services to global customers with the best planning according to the users’ circumstances, so that the productions that are installed with the machine tools or accessories are actually face lifted to the latest version of their mill turn functionality that is modern to the order requests.

Other important accessories

Turning spindles and fixing chuck and the corresponding hydraulic cylinders are also well developed in Taiwan. Together with the CNC turning center market, there are a bunch of lathe products and accessories that are widely spread in the world across different industrial sectors and applications.

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