Palmgren's Compact VMCs Suitable for Short, Production Runs
Palmgren’s line of compact VMCs are suitable option for small shops that require a second machine or an additional spindle.
Palmgren’s line of compact vertical machining centers are designed to meet the needs of production lines, short runs applications, one-offs and prototyping of small parts. The machines’ small footprint makes them a suitable option for small shops that require a second machine or an additional spindle, and their solid, rigid construction improves accuracy and repeatability, according tot he company.
Each compact machining center features a 10-tool magazine with an automatic tool changer and a user-friendly portable handwheel. In addition to the 10.0" × 31.0" model, the line of vertical machining centers includes 7.0" × 24.5" and 8.5" × 27.0" models.
Accuracy is not just inherent to the machine—it also depends on how the machine is used. Try these techniques to let a new or existing CNC machining center achieve its potential precision.
The recipe for best results is simple: Start with a rigid machine, add a high pressure through-the-spindle coolant system, then combine these with the right drill geometry plus the right speeds and feeds.
The force that holds the toolholder in the machining center's spindle can weaken over time. If you haven't checked drawbar force in a while, this may be the weak link in your process.