Positive Effect of Technology on Boring Milling Machines

Positive Effect of Technology on Boring Milling Machines

Boring milling machines are among the most versatile technologies in the industry, especially if the right tools and accessories are used for the job. When large parts have to undergo machining, this could take a lot of time but the production is enhanced with the help of technology paired with the machine. If the right accessories are incorporated into the boring mills, the machine is able to do multitasking such as drilling, milling, and boring; not to mention threading, which involves creation of prismatic parts.

 It is undeniable that the machine’s performance as well as its productivity are positively affected by the incorporation of CNC technology. With the help of powerful processors, production time is greatly reduced, which makes it possible for bigger programs to be used in order to design and create tools that are used for machining parts that are more accurate and more complex in nature. The power of CNC technology is so developed that it has now helped along the manufacturing supply line to perform at much faster rates. For boring milling machines and its end users, this technology resulted in higher levels of manufacture accuracy as well as in an increase in speed through reduction in do-overs and material waste. CNC software has the ability to control not just the axes of the machine but also the peripheral tools that are used such as milling heads and rotary tables. When the movements of axes are faster and more precise, the boring machine is able to produce more components in less than the usual time.

Here are some of the accessories and tools that affect the performance of boring milling machines:

-        Rotary tables. A table is generally made up of a bed, slide, and a clamping plate that can rotate. Hydraulics are used in the table’s clamping system and are placed in various points in order to stop the process when required. There is now a higher demand for rotary tables when performing boring operations because they make it easier to machine large parts as well as those that have complex parts that require a high level of tolerance.

-        Tilting spindle. This is one of the latest technologies used in boring machines. The latest one was manufactured for the sole purpose of creating hubs for wind turbines because it has the ability to go inside a work piece with a specified angle and still perform a difficult task not possible with other tools. Angular heads are now unnecessary with the use of a tilting spindle coupled with CNC technology.

-        Tooling. This is one of the most important aspects of boring operations and with technology it was improved further. The speed of the spindles is further improved with the aid of new coatings.


Very informative article.
Posted by: Ibrahim | September 12, 2016, 3:34 pm
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