tool changer

tool changer

[′tül ‚chānj·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
In program-controlled machines and robotics, a mechanism that allows the use of multiple tools.
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The DT-2 is a BT30 taper machine that features a 15,000-rpm inline direct-drive spindle (option: 20,000 rpm) and a high-speed 20+1 side-mounted tool changer.
The injured man had only been in the job for two weeks and had been promoted from operator to tool changer.
With a 22-station tool changer, integrated tool-length measurement and a footprint of only 1 [m.
Designed to streamline the production process, the DWX-50 features five-axis simultaneous machining capability and a five-station automatic tool changer with tool length sensor for added production convenience.
The cell includes an ABB robot with Force Control (FC) module and tool changer, IRC5 controller, holding fixtures with tool changer flange, input/output devices, finishing tools, and safety system.
The new product utilizes three drill spindles each accompanied by an optional 5-station automatic tool changer.
It was also equally important that the machine had a good-sized tool changer (ATC) to enable such continuous machining to occur and to give us a high degree of manufacturing flexibility and autonomy.
Included with the M75 are a spray-mist coolant system, 10-station automatic tool changer with a database and tool-length sensor, Microsoft Windows-based control software, computer, flat-screen monitor and hand-held remote, and a safety protective enclosure with lock out/tag out capability.
An arm-type dual servo-driven 24-tool capacity automatic tool changer changes tools in one second.
We looked at it, got the drawings from Mazak, and realized we could modify and elevate the tool changer to be able to handle a 30"-long rod, which is being consumed during the machining of the blisks.
The Panel Mate Series comes standard with: 4-ft by 4ft, 4-ft by 8-ft or 5-ft by 10-ft full coverage tables; HSD g spindle multi-drill block option; 8- or 10-position tool changer rack; programs load via standard Ethernet connection; and comes with Express Software by ArtCAM, Becker vacuum pump, high-flow vacuum table and full rack of tool holders with chuck nuts.
You can change tools manually when prompted by the software or use an automatic tool changer.