Double Column Machining Center Series Provides Highly Responsive Movement
YCM Technology introduces the “Aero” series of next generation high performance double column multi-axis DCV2018A/B-5AX machining centers. The “Aero” series is carefully engineered with high speed and efficiency to handle the demands specific to the aerospace industry.
A powerful Z-axis direct drive motor with no counter balance provides highly responsive, precise and backlash-free movement that greatly improve the finishing surface. The direct coupled drive on X-axis provides 50% speed increase resulting in faster acceleration. An optional 120 ATC unit is available, as well as a250mm Z-axis riser for greater daylight between the spindle and table top.
A reinforced double-column structure with smooth operation and low vibration is designed to enable better finishing and extend tool life. The internal double-A type ribbed-bed design offers full support for the table which allows the force to be evenly and effectively distributed to the foundation. Roller linear guideways on all three axes and multiple oversized slider blocks provide improved cutting characteristic. The Y-axis is designed with a large span in horizontal and vertical directions in order to withstand the headstock weight and machining force that promote optimal cutting conditions.
The five-axis universal head is equipped with a direct-drive motor. The machine also features cross roller bearings with high rotation accuracy that are capable of accommodating bearing loads in every direction, says the company. A Heidenhain encoder is standard for positioning the B- and C-axis headstock for high accuracy functionality. Additional features include a pneumatic positioning clamping system, over-travel protection and B-axis anti-drop function at power outage.
The alternative you choose to achieve five-axis machining benefits will be application driven and can have a significant effect on your bottom line.
In the last two years, there have been many exciting developments in high-speed machining relative to machining centers and controls, tooling and CAD/CAM systems.
With moldmaking the focus is on injection molding or other mold types that use wire EDM or CNC machining centers to create the mold components. Your typical machining center weighs several tons and has a relatively small working envelope compared to a CNC router. The mill’s massive construction lends itself to machining rigid materials with very tight tolerances. While this type of CNC is suited for injection molding components, it isn’t always the ideal tool for the job when we broaden our scope of moldmaking and the current opportunities in the marketplace