Machining centers are common processing equipment on the market and are used by major processing companies. The machining center can complete the machining of multiple surfaces by clamping the workpiece at one time, so it has been favored by the machining industry. The difference between the machining center and other machining centers is that the machining center has an automatic tool changer, automatic tool changer CNC milling machine is a considerable advantage of the machining center. This automatic tool changer can automatically select the tool during processing and automatically exchange and install it on the spindle. There are two types of tool change in this category, namely, the manipulator tool change form and the manipulator's tool change form.
The manipulator tool change form generally appears on the machining center using the disc tool magazine and the chain tool magazine. The great feature of this kind of tool change form is that the tool change speed is very fast, and the entire tool change process can be completed in only 4s. And this form of tool change is done by the manipulator, which is more common in machining centers.
This form of tool change is mainly completed through the cooperation of the tool magazine and the spindle, and the tool storage direction in the tool magazine must be consistent with the direction of the spindle, otherwise, the tool change cannot be performed. When changing the tool, the tool magazine moves to the tool changing position in the direction of the spindle, the tool is directly taken out or put back by the spindle, and then the tool moves back to the origin. This type of tool change is generally found in machining centers that use bucket hat-type tool magazines. This type of tool change has the advantages of simple structure, convenient maintenance, and high-cost performance. The disadvantage is that the tool change speed is slow, and the entire tool change process takes 8s. This form of tool change is commonly used in machining centers. For more custom application of CNC machine tools, contact us by email.