Tri-Tech Precision’s Model 5414 five-axis programmable head attachment is said to attach to virtually any three-axis CNC milling center to provide five-axis machining and drilling capability. The tool is suited for mold, aerospace, specialty automotive, energy and instrument manufacturers as well as generalist job shop owners.
The updated model offers enhancements such as an upgraded spindle with high-precision bearings designed to further increase rigidity and deliver a smoother surface finish. According to the company, the upgraded worm gears offer improvement in accuracy over previous models. The tool also includes an Inpro spindle seal intended to eliminate potential spindle contamination.
Built to handle complex machining including full five-axis profiling, contouring, slots and holes, the attachment’s sturdy construction uses A2 tool steel in the drive block and main bevel gears and 17-4 stainless steel in the spindle and worm gear housing. High speed options are achieved through either a mechanical speeder or a pneumatic spindle that does not lose torque or rpm under load. High speed spindle options offer 20,000 to 40,000 rpm capabilities. The attachment allows access to all points machine’s work envelope. Rapid tool change is provided by an HSK tooling system.