Turning Capacity Assisted by Milling Performance

Posted on Dec 31, 2019


In the metalworking industry, CNC turn-mill centre is one of the most advanced technologies in the market in the production lines all over the globe. That is to say, with the advanced processing competence, a turn-mill centre can normally achieve all kinds of processing missions and task demands if the work piece size and relevant specifications are within its chuck and cylinder designs.


Since CNC turn-mill centres are very common processing equipment in the modern industry especially in the multi-tasking process missions, this is normally a CNC mill-turn lathe now with the milling functionalities and competence added into the milling machine frame, which is a milling machine that can conduct programmed (CNC) milling as well as programmed turning procedures or even mill-turn complex (multi-tasking).

This type of lathe machines is a complicated programmed turning cutter that can deal with a series of sophisticated cutting tasks and achieve shorter cycle time within a relative cost range. A CNC turn-mill centre lathe is also called a turning machine, which is a machine tool that rotates a work piece on the x-axis of rotation to perform various machining operations such as cutting, knurling, facing, and turning.

Such machining procedures 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 or major spindle components. Moreover, among all the important lathe accessories in the modern industry, power turret is a modernized and customized accessory of many CNC mill-turn centers, 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 from users of turning process.

Power turret accelerate the process

Besides, with the power turret, a CNC turn-mill centre machine, or say, a CNC turning center, can conduct not only turning, but also milling and multi-tasking machining tasks that were only possible on the machining centers in the old days. In the assembly plant of turning machinery, it is clear that many of these power turrets are driven by single motor with servo features, which can assure the best cutting effects and save the optimal energy consumption; at the mean time, they can also provide great rigidity onto the work pieces, rendering a perfect cutting performance on the line.

Tool magazine matters, too

Moreover, the power turret normally equipped with the tool magazine and the automatic tool changer, which are also the best sellers of Taiwanese machine tool accessory suppliers due to their higher price performance ratios compared with the global competitors. In fact, Taiwan’s tool magazine and ATC system offers the optimal tool to tool time for customers based on their cycle time engineering planned, and can help manufacturers keep up with the customers’ demands firmly and steadily.

Complicated cutting

Because many of the processing demands required for complicated curves and profiles, so one single cutting tool cannot satisfy all kinds of the machining demands, thus the power turret, with its autonomous tool mechanism equipped inside the turret body, can provide additional processing capabilities to the lathe machining during the processing procedure. Furthermore, since the cutting tools installed on the power turret are capable of spinning due to the servo motor installed inside as well, the milling performance of those power tools is not less than the traditional machining centers. The clamping mechanism of the vertical lathe machines is introduced as follows. 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.

In sum

Like other milling machines and CNC machine centers, turning lathes can also be equipped with power tools as well as to magazines to boost its functionality and versatility, granting wider processing possibilities to users. Ever since the machine tools are the most fundamental capital goods for manufacturers and play the critical role that determines the final output of the end products, the quality of the machine tool becomes the key point of the quality of the manufacturers’ final end products. The inventory of machine tools varies from time to time.

Now after the invention of the turn-mill centre, mill-turn center, machining centers and the programmed controlling system (CNC, computer numerical control), the standards of machining become more and more rigid compared with the standards before. Speaking of the machine models, though not as versatile as machining centers, are also very strong in machining all kinds of work pieces with complicated methodologies and are usually used for specific tasks for customized projects. Therefore, the precision issue is now even stricter than ever before. Consumers from the market demand for better quality, faster speed, and shorter waiting period, so the trend becomes harsh to manufacturers.

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