Gantry Mill

Gantry mill is the heavy duty milling machines that can deal with tasks such as milling, boring, turning, grinding, and other machining tasks with multiple tools. The spindles of gantry milling machines are often specific types of models that can be driven for multiple ways.

The gantry of the gantry milling machines is like the bridge type but with the case of gantry, the columns are rooted in the ground that fixed firmly for the machines during the machining process, including heavy turning, heavy grinding, heavy drilling, heavy horizontal boring, vertical precision milling, etc. 

Double Column Supports Gantry Structure

The bridge mounted on double columns is the horizontal beam that is installed by the columns, and with this structure it often goes for the fifth axis. Regarding the column milling machine designed as 5 axis gantry structures as the working station, there are mainly three types of construction methods that constitute a 5 axis machine.

The swing head is the type that can achieve most processing angles. This kind of machines is considered very convenient if used properly, and the situation is the same to the other 4 plus1 and 3 plus 2 machining centers or gantry milling machines, or boring mills, while the gantry mill are with more practical advantages. The fourth and fifth axes are the A and B axis, and traditional gantry milling machines or milling machines are designed at least with three axes on the body itself, namely, x, y, and z.

The CNC double column gantry milling machine is designed to process large and thick work pieces that is not easy to deal with in ordinary circumstances. Machining large pieces by normal size column milling machines would cause strong and intolerant vibration to the machine frame especially during boring and turning, causing uncontrollable deviation from the targeted accuracy. Therefore, with the two columns, both horizontal and vertical cutting vibrations of the gantry milling machines are thus reduced and the rigidity of tools is enhanced. 

Gantry Milling and Rotary Tables

For the enhanced gantry milling machines, it can even do some of the lathes’ duties such as heavy vertical and horizontal turning as well as boring, drilling, grinding, and turning. With the gantry firmly rooted on the ground of the plant floor, spindle rotations and machine operations are highly reinforced in all kinds of machining tasks. For these efforts to be done, rotary tables are helpful roles to this thing. Rotary tables are essential components to most gantry milling machine tools and high end processing centers.

They are the most critical components for especially automatic processing in the machine tool industry, because the tilting capabilities they provide offers the possibility for further machining process. They are also used as parts of the automatic pallet changing devices for shorter cycle time for milling machining. Machine tool components and parts are a huge market in the industry in Asia. The export volume shares a large quantity that is not less than the export market of machine tool sector such as single machinery sales of turning lathes, milling machines, boring machines, grinding machines, and other horizontal or vertical based machine tools. This contributes a large number to the industrial machining, and the rotary tables are an important role in this sector that is sold all over the world for a wide variety of milling, grinding, turning, and other usages.

Gantry Mills and Vertical Machining

Vertical milling and drilling machining process are nearly the most commonly adopted methods in the sector of machine tools. Not only milling mills, but also turning lathes designers adopt this type of direction when they are doing the turning process. For the vertical machining of milling, boring, drilling, grinding, and turning to be done, the rotary table shall act more rather than just be a fixed working table like traditional lathes and gantry milling machines.

Besides the rotary tables that take a large portion of machine tool parts export business, there are many other components that are highly welcomed by the world markets.The inventory of those machine tool components are a very large scale, such as casted parts, various spindles arranged in either horizontal or vertical phases, motors of different kinds, servo equipment, saddle, locknut, mills’ tools, shells, hydraulic cylinders, chucks, claws, precision screws, tailstock, jigs, and many other parts.

For working tables to be applied on the milling based machine tools, they are mostly used as the fourth or even the fifth axis of the milling gantry machine. They are mounted on the base, and act as the additional A axis or A and B axes for the milling machines. In sum, both gantry milling machines and CNC gantry milling are machineries that work with the rotary table design so that the overall processing capability can be enhanced to a powerful extent.

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