Turning Center and Machine Technology

Posted on May 5, 2020

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Turning Center and Machine Technology

Nowadays, in the metal processing sector of modern industry, the turning center is also called turning and milling machine tool, also known as CNC turning center. This is a machine tool that has both turning and milling functions, and rotates the workpiece through a rotary axis to perform various machining operations, such as cutting and turning with the existence of a turret. This type of machining task is handled using a turret tool that is suitable for the workpiece and creates objects symmetrical to the spindle, which is driven by the spindle and assisted by movable tools and other related accessories.

Custom point of View

For classification purposes, milling and turning machine with turrets are divided into two main types base on the way of clamping the workpiece. These are vertical cnc turning centers and horizontal cnc turning centers. For the vertical type, the workpiece is clamped vertically, so the cutting tools are installed in the same direction, and the machining can be performed vertically. Compared with the horizontal method, this way of clamping is more secure and fixed due to the effect of gravity. The manufacturers of vertical lathes usually turn vertical lathes into first-class manufacturing equipment for users in various industrial fields pursuing high precision uses, such as the automotive industry, aerospace sector, sports equipment applications, and other areas with larger-sized workpieces. This is a common consideration.

When it comes to mill turn machines with turret function, there must be a power turret. The CNC turning centers can only be achieved with the help of power turret technology. Many power turrets are driven by a single motor with servo function, which can ensure the best machining effect and save the best energy consumption. At the same time, they can also provide high rigidity for the workpiece and ideal cutting capacity. In addition, the tool magazine and automatic tool changer (ATC) are also the best-selling products of Taiwan machine tool accessories suppliers. Taiwan's tool magazine and ATC system provide the optimal tool to tool time to customers based on their cycle time engineering, and can help manufacturers keep up with the order demands. Through the vertical clamping mechanism, the spindle of the vertical lathe is 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 machining centers, lathes can also be equipped with power tools and tool magazines to improve their functionality and versatility, and providing greater processing possibilities for industry insiders in the global market.

 

Smart cutting and processing

In order to improve processing efficiency, the power turret is a modern standard accessory for many CNC lathes. As one of the most important accessories for CNC lathe users, Taiwan suppliers are committed to this business and have developed many well-known power turrets. And power tool companies that meet demand have formed lathe users in the global market. Many power turrets are driven by a single motor with servo function, which can ensure the best machining effect and save the best energy consumption. At the same time, they can also provide great rigidity for the workpiece, and providing ideal cutting performance. Are there other options? Yes. Another multifunctional machine that can perform drilling and tapping (and sometimes boring) tasks is a machining center. The machining center is a highly developed machine tool that can handle many precision machining tasks.

 

Milling and turning

The beginning of the mill turning function is described below. The machine center was developed from a milling machine in the middle of the last century. Since then, the development of this particular type of machine tool has developed well in the industry. Since then, the machine center has been widely used in various industries and has worked hard for a wide range of industries. Regarding the milling process, it is a machining process that uses a spinning tool to remove workpiece material by advancing the tool into one or more workpieces. Therefore, the processing method can be performed in different directions. In addition to turning, milling also involves a variety of operations, ranging from a single tiny part to heavy and large milling tasks. Similar to turning, milling is one of the most commonly used machining methods, and provides precise tolerances and higher standards.

Due to practical and production value, the development of milling methods is very popular in industry and in the market. Conventional lathes are relatively difficult to achieve the production and effective performance of workpieces with complex profiles. With this expectation, the following development and machine center concepts were gradually formed. Like other 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 greater processing possibilities. The power turret is a modern standard accessory for many CNC lathes, and is one of the most important accessories for CNC lathe users. There are many other modern accessories that can accelerate and improve turning performance of milling machines, such as APC, ATC, tool magazine and other auxiliary accessories.

 

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