Many variables come into play when selecting the right CNC spindle for the job. For example:
Automatic Tool Change (ATC) spindles are available in a wide range of speed, power and features that use a clamping system for tool holders. The tool holders, typically HSK or ISO-style tapers, allow full integration with your CNC or robot so tool changes can be conducted with no manual intervention. This allows for a range of sizes and types of cutter, drill or shaper to be placed in tool holders off-line and used on a single machine. This can improve the capability of the machine and reduce overall production time.
Manual Tool Change (MTC) spindles are available in a wide range of speed, power and features. They can be single-ended or double-ended, which would allow for two tools in a single spindle or an arbor shaft on which to mount saw blade or sanding wheel. They require manually changing of the cutter, drill or shaper by hand at the spindle. This will require a set of hand tools and stoppage of the machine while the tooling is changed.
PDS offers several models of Hiteco 5-Axis Bi-Rotating Heads to meet a broad range of contouring machining needs. These heads are available with spindle speeds up to 24,000 rpm, in sizes ranging from 13.5hp to 47hp, and are designed to convert 3-axis machines to provide 5-axis contour profiling capability.
Now there’s a plug-and-play replacement with the same specs as the most popular router spindle on the market. The PDS Ultratech offers the same configuration of the HSD models 915, 919 and 929.
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