ATC stands for automatic tool changer. An ATC CNC router
adopts an electric spindle which automatically loosens or clamps tools by the movement of the internal cylinder. And the electric ATC spindle quickly auto changes the cutting tools without stopping work.
An ordinary CNC router only adopts one cutting bit on the spindle. And the operator needs to stop the machine and then manually replaces the tool, so the processing efficiency is relatively low.
The CNC router changes tools automatically and greatly saves the processing time and manpower. The intelligent tool change function of the machine depends on the control system and tool magazine. The control system controls the movement of gantry and spindle. And the tool magazine carries multiple cutting tools. When the first tool completes its machining work, the spindle moves to the tool magazine and releases the tool. Next, it automatically grabs the next tool for subsequent processing. Automatic tool changer function is the final trend of CNC router development. It is the best choice for large and medium-scale processing projects.
There are two types of tool magazines: linear tool magazine and disc tool magazine. Next we look at the differences between the two types.
The linear tool magazine is a linear device that uses multiple tools. The tool magazine can be installed under the gantry or behind the worktable according to user requirements. For example, if the user wants to change the tool faster, the manufacturer can install the tool magazine under the gantry. If the user wants to leave enough processing area, the tool magazine can be installed behind the worktable.
The ATC CNC router machine AKM1325C uses this linear tool magazine. Equipped with a 9.0KW ATC spindle, the processing speed is fast, the stability is good, and the precision is high. Choose the Syntec control system and Delta servo motor, which is simple and convenient to operate, strong in anti-interference ability, and the machine runs smoothly.
Disc Tool Magazine of ATC CNC router
Different from the linear tool magazine, the disc tool magazine completes tool switching through its own rotation. The tools on the tool magazine are installed parallel to the center of the spindle. The disc tool magazine can be installed in different positions according to user requirements. The tool switching process only takes a few seconds.
The 5 axis cnc router machine
produced by ACCTEK uses this disc tool changer. The tool magazine is fixed on the side of the gantry, always at the same horizontal line as the spindle. The tool change speed is faster. Equipped with Italian Hiteco 12KW spindle, professionally used for 5 axis CNC router machine. It has strong cutting ability and low noise, which can ensure the machine to work for a long time.
ATC CNC router are very popular in various engraving industries, especially in the furniture industry. ATC CNC router can switch tools quickly without stopping work and deal with various furniture styles. It has the function of cutting, engraving, grooving, drilling, etc. This machine can not only process common furniture like cabinet and doors, but also can make wave boards, screens for indoor decoration. The ATC CNC router helped furniture manufacturers expand the market and brought more customers.
If you want to improve workshop production efficiency and expand market now, then it is time to choose an ATC CNC router for your shop.