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22-11-2018
Technologies to Boost Productivity of TOS Boring Mills

Technologies to Boost Productivity of TOS Boring Mills

Creating big parts on a boring mill usually takes hours. However, improving techniques and procedures and making use of the latest technology can help boost the productivity output of TOS boring mills.

It used to be that the only consideration when buying a boring mill was the weight and size of the largest part that the machine could produce. But with new machines capable of boring, drilling, milling, threading and other applications, questions about what and how technology can be utilized should also be considered. Here are three technological areas companies should look at before acquiring a boring machine.

 

1. Control Units

Improvements in CNC technology will have a major impact on boring mills.

The development of powerful processes mean better data flow, reduced processing times, and the capacity for larger programs to be designed. With CNC controlling all axes and peripheral tools, their movements will be faster and more accurate, thereby leading to increased production and lowered production time.

 

2. Programming

 Machine operation and programming go hand-in-hand, even if said machine is the relatively simple boring mill. The machinery is still large and comes with distinct manufacturing complications due to its size. Therefore, design for manufacturability (DFM) becomes crucial in the creation of parts. These days, the trend is to program the machine offline and then transmit the developed program to the equipment via a wireless network or LAN.

 

3. Linear Guideways

 Roller linear guideways will also determine how productive TOS boring mills can be. Enhancements done in this sector will allow machines to move faster and utilize less force to maneuver axes. With improved positioning accuracy, there's less energy expenditure. However, a proper foundation or pit might be necessary as new machines with linear guideways tend to be heavier.

It's time to bust away from the conventional boring and milling methods. Take advantage of everything technology has to offer to enhance your TOS boring mills and improve productivity.


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