Difference between CNC Machine Center and CNC Milling Machine and The Classification

1. Brief introduction of CNC Machine center


The CNC machine center is developed from the CNC milling machine. The difference from the CNC milling machine is that the CNC machine center has the ability to automatically exchange processing tools. By installing tools for different purposes on the tool magazine, the processing tools on the spindle can be changed by the automatic tool changer in one clamping to realize multiple processing.


The CNC Machine center is a high-efficiency automatic machine tool composed of mechanical equipment and numerical control system suitable for processing complex parts. The CNC machine center is one of the CNC machine tools with high output and wide application in the world.


Its comprehensive processing ability is relatively strong. After the workpiece is clamped, it can complete more processing content. The processing accuracy is high. For batch workpieces with medium processing difficulty, its efficiency is 5 to 10 times that of ordinary equipment, especially it can complete many processing that cannot be completed by ordinary equipment are more suitable for single-piece processing with more complex shapes and high precision requirements or for small and medium batch production of multiple varieties. It concentrates the functions of milling, boring, drilling, tapping and cutting threads on one device, so that it has a variety of technological means.


2. The difference between CNC machine center and CNC milling machine


The CNC Machine center is equipped with a tool magazine, which stores different numbers of various tools or inspection tools, which are automatically selected and replaced by the program during the processing. This is the main difference between it and CNC milling machine and CNC boring machine. Especially for workpieces that must use tooling and special equipment to ensure product quality and efficiency. This will save a lot of time and cost for the development and remodeling of new products, so that the company has strong competitiveness.


3. Classification of CNC machine centers


(1) According to the spatial position of spindle processing, CNC machine centers are classified into horizontal and vertical processing centers.

(2) Classified according to process use: boring and milling machining center, compound machining center.

(3) According to the special classification of functions, there are: single workbench, double workbench and multi-workbench machining centers.

(4) Machining centers with single-axis, dual-axis, three-axis and interchangeable headstocks, etc.

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