1/4/2016

3 Design Elements for Effective Turning on a 5 Axis Machine

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Here are three design elements that enable this five-axis machine to effectively turn workpieces, even if they aren’t symmetric.

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The rotary table balance control system on this five-axis machine enables 600-rpm turning of non-symmetric parts weighing as much as 8,818 pounds.

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In a recent print article, I wrote about three design elements said to enable the MCT five-axis machine platform from Burkhardt + Weber, part of Industrias Romi SA, to be effective at turning operations. These include:

  1. Turning tool adapter (Because turning with a tool in the main spindle limits production and damages bearings.)
  2. Table balance control (Because parts to be turned on a five-axis machine often aren’t symmetric.)
  3. Thermal isolation system (Because introducing heat isn’t helpful here.)

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