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Fluted-Bit Cutting Machine
The customer manufactures a machine that cuts a metal cylinder into fluted cutting bits for milling machines. The operation employed a mechanical cam follower to tie the bit's rotational speed to the traverse motion of the bit relative to the cutting tool. The cut depth was manually adjusted using a hand crank. This arrangement was acceptable when the company had a cam for the bit they wanted to grind, but in certain cases it required that they make a cam before they could machine the bit or use an expensive CNC screw machine instead.
Motion Control Requirements:
Controlled by a multi-axis step and direction controlled, microstepping motors and drives are attached to four axes for smooth, programmable motion at all speeds. the traverse and rotation axes are synchronized along a straight line to cut a bit at a required pitch while the alignment and chamfer axes remain stationary during the cutting process. The controller's operator input panel and math capabilities allow the operator to enter the bit diameter, pitch, depth, and angle.
Parker Hannifin Corporation, Compumotor Division,
5500 Business Park Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
707-584-7558 or 800-358-9068
Email: Technical Support
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