What does " machining center" mean?
The machining center is a kind of CNC machine tool. The one without a tool magazine is a CNC milling machine, and the one with a tool magazine is called a machining center, also called a cnc machining center.
The machining center is a CNC boring and milling machine that combines the functions of a CNC milling machine, a CNC boring machine, and a CNC drilling machine, and is equipped with a tool magazine and an automatic tool changer. The spindle axis (Z axis) of the vertical machining center is vertical, which is suitable for processing cover parts and various molds;
The spindle axis (Z axis) of the horizontal machining center is horizontal. Generally, it is equipped with a chain-type tool magazine with a larger capacity. The machine tool is equipped with an automatic indexing table or a double table to facilitate the loading and unloading of the workpiece, which is suitable for the workpiece to be loaded and unloaded. After a clamping. Automatically complete multi-surface, multi-process processing, which is mainly used for the processing of box parts.
The first machining center was first developed by Carney-Trek in 1958. It adds an automatic tool changer on the basis of the CNC horizontal boring and milling machine, which realizes the centralized processing of multiple processes such as milling, drilling, boring, reaming, and tapping after the workpiece is clamped once.
The machining center is a highly automated multifunctional CNC machine tool with a tool magazine and an automatic tool changer. After the workpiece is clamped on the machining center once, multiple processes can be completed for more than two surfaces, and there are multiple tool change or tool selection functions, which greatly improves the production efficiency.