What is the difference between a vertical machining center and a drilling and tapping center?
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Which CNC machining center is better for vertical machining centers and drilling and tapping centers to process batches of copper and aluminum parts? This is a long-standing question from customers who use machining centers. You choose the product that is better and more suitable for you.
The best high-speed drilling and tapping center for batch processing of copper and aluminum parts has its own high-speed tool changer magazine, which can drill, tap and mill, and process integrated parts.
CNC machining center bucket hat type tool magazine
The bucket hat type tool magazine, as its name is like a bucket hat, can be said to be the most basic tool magazine of the CNC machining center. If the tool magazine capacity is the same, the bucket hat type tool magazine is the cheapest tool magazine, and the largest capacity is also the smallest tool magazine. However, the failure rate of the bucket hat type tool magazine is relatively low.
Vertical machining center manipulator tool magazine
The manipulator tool magazine is also known as the tool arm type tool magazine or the disc type tool magazine. Like the bucket hat type tool magazine, this tool magazine is a tool magazine often used in general CNC machining centers, and can also be used in high-speed machining centers. The tool change time of the manipulator tool magazine is faster than that of the bucket hat type, and the capacity of the tool magazine is roughly 16 to 24, which is a good choice for batch processing. However, the clip on the handle of the manipulator's knife magazine will simply loosen after a long time of use, which will cause the knife to drop, and the cost is also higher than that of the bucket hat-type knife magazine.
Vertical Machining Center Simultaneous Tool Magazine
The synchronous tool magazine is the latest type of tool magazine, specially used for high-speed machining centers. It can be used on the direct-type spindle, so the general vertical machining center cannot use the synchronous tool magazine. The cost of this kind of tool magazine is much more expensive than that of the manipulator tool magazine, but the efficiency is very high, and the extremely fast tool changing speed is definitely worthy of the high-speed machining center.
Vertical Machining Center Clamp Arm Tool Magazine
The clamping arm type tool magazine is the traditional tool magazine of the drilling and tapping center. The tool change time of this type of tool magazine is relatively common. The standard tool magazines of many domestic drilling and tapping centers are the clamping arm type tool magazine. However, in recent years, the clamping arm type tool magazine has gradually been replaced by another type of tool magazine in the drilling and tapping center, and more manufacturers prefer another type of exclusive tool magazine for the drilling and tapping center.
Vertical Machining Center Flying Saucer Tool Magazine
The flying saucer type tool magazine and the clip arm type tool magazine are both dedicated tool magazines for the drilling and tapping center. The maximum capacity of the flying saucer type tool magazine is only 21 tools, and the tool change speed generally only takes 1 to 2 seconds, which is not faster than the clip arm type tool magazine. few. Its own drilling and tapping center is used for mass production, and reducing the tool change time is conducive to the improvement of production efficiency. The shape of this flying saucer-type tool magazine is similar to that of the robot tool magazine of a general machining center. The price is higher than the clamp arm type tool magazine.