The 4-axis CNC router machine is based on the ordinary 3-axis CNC router machine and adds a fourth axis. It has two machine forms. One is a rotary axis CNC router machine with a fourth axis, which is also called a false 4 axis because it can only be linked with three axes at most; the other is a 4-axis CNC router machine with a swing head, which can perform four-axis linkage processing, also known as real 4-axis CNC router.
After understanding this concept, you can choose the right 4-axis CNC machine according to your actual needs to bring the maximum benefit to your workshop. This article will introduce these two different types of 4-axis CNC router machines for your reference.
4 Axis CNC router machine with rotary axis
The CNC router machine AKM1325C with auto tool changer is a very popular processing equipment for woodworking projects. It is suitable for various engraving industries such as furniture manufacturing, wooden door production, advertising signs, handicraft processing, etc., and has a wide range of uses. Adding a fourth axis of rotation to the machine side allows it to complete plane engraving and cylinder machining.
The rotary axis CNC router machine has certain limitations when processing 3D projects. It can only do some regular, symmetrical cylindrical carving projects. Suitable for processing table legs, chair legs, Roman columns and other products.
Swing head 4 axis CNC router machine
The swing head 4-axis CNC router machine
is a real four-axis CNC router machine, which can make all four axes of X, Y, Z and A work simultaneously. Accordingly, it is capable of sculpting various 3D items of regular, irregular, symmetrical and asymmetrical. A true 4-axis CNC router machine gives you more flexibility, it can engrave or mill cylindrical blanks at any angle from 0 degrees to 180 degrees.
The ATC 4-axis CNC router machine AKM1325-4A is equipped with a disc auto tool changer, loaded with 12 tools, and can complete the processing of many complex patterns. Yaskawa servo motor ensures higher engraving precision of the machine. The high-power Yaskawa absolute AC servo drive system greatly shortens the settling time, realizes high-speed acceleration and deceleration, and has a fast response speed.
The real 4-axis CNC router machine can make grooves on cylindrical objects at any angle, while the fake 4-axis CNC can only open 90-degree grooves. The swing head 4-axis CNC engraving machine is more flexible, and the work efficiency and the types of shapes that can be processed are higher than that of the rotary-axis 4-axis CNC engraving machine, so the real four-axis can be used for a wider range of production and processing.
The working nature of the swing head 4-axis CNC router machine requires that its hardware and software configurations are higher than that of the rotary-axis 4-axis router machine, so its price is also more expensive. If you only process cylindrical items with regular symmetry, then the rotary axis 4-axis CNC router machine can meet your needs, and its price is very cheap. Everything depends on your actual processing needs to choose the type of CNC machine.
This article provides you with two types of 4-axis CNC router machines
to suit your 3D CNC projects. If you have other CNC plans, you can communicate with us online, ACCTEK will provide you with a customized CNC router machine.