rapid traverse

rapid traverse

[′rap·əd trə′vərs]
(mechanical engineering)
A machine tool mechanism which rapidly repositions the workpiece while no cutting takes place.
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the rapid traverse rates are 1,181, 394 and 1,417 ipm.
The machine, built on a single-piece cast machine bed, includes direct-coupled digital drives, which help deliver rapid traverse rates up to 60 m/min and acceleration up to 6 m/s sq.
Rapid traverse rates are 60m/min in X-axis, 60m/min in Z-axis, and 30m/min in Y-axis.
8hp main drive, spindle speeds up to 18,000rpm, rapid traverse to 1,970ipm, CAT40 tooling, 45-position tool magazine, 15.
7", Z-axis travel is 80", and rapid traverse rates of 315 IPM Z-axis.
When installed it weighs eighteen tonnes, but is still able to accelerate at 1g to 30m/min when cutting and 60m/min in rapid traverse.
With the redesign, the EMCOTURN 420MC has higher rapid traverse speeds in all axes, pre-tensioned cross-roller linear guideways and a more efficient drive motor.
The Z-axis has a rapid traverse rate of 42 m/mm, and the automatic tool changer provides an impressive tool-to-tool change time of 1.
The high-speed (75-meter-per-minute rapid traverse and 1-g linear acceleration) will be displayed at the two APEX shows in May, the Twin Cities event (with distributor M&M Systems) and Eastec (with Lynd-Farquhar).
Rapid traverse cylinders provide precise positioning control and sensitive mold-protection sensing through proportional-control valving driven by a real-time, closed-loop control.
In addition to the new VMX models, TM models, and standard VMX models, enhancements were released for the VMX Power of Two (VMX) packages and the VM models that include increases in spindle speeds, greater capacity automatic tool changers, and faster rapid traverse.
The rapid traverse rates of the X1, Z1 and Y axes measure 50, 50 and 36 m/min.

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