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Horizontal Machining Centers Whilst the Taiwan-made vertical machining centers are mostly used for mold making purposes, horizontal machining centers, on the other hand, is the vital equipment for mass production.

The design concepts,

For instance, if a workpiece

production procedures, quality

can be finished using a good

expectations, inspection

hori zontal machi n ing cent er

standards and application

in three minutes, then to have

ranges of vertical machining

that same workpiece processed

centers and horizontal ones

on a cheaper machine taking,

are completely different. For

say, three and a half minutes,

example, the machining cycle

would add up to a 33% loss

time for a mold maker could

in efficiency. This would not

be the second priority. With

generally be acceptable in the

the tool change time being 10

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modern manufacturing scenario

seconds or even half a minute, the key

deceleration, the reliability and speed

as simply opting for an economically-

point is that the mold surface, curve and

of the tool changer (ATC) and pallet

priced machine could not be justified in

corner must be extremely sharp and

changer (APC), the protection of the

a factory’s output efficiency.

perfect. But for horizontal machining

ATC / APC mechanism (from being

The accuracy and reliability of

centers, cutting efficiency and machine

damaged by cutting fluid or chips), and

both the ATC and APC are two critical

reliability is extremely critical. Such high

thermo deformation control, etc. In the

challenges. To achieve the optimum

expectations include spindle rotation

end, the ultimate target is that every

performance of the APC, it is best for

and the axial motion’s acceleration and

second counts!

the pallets to be mechanically clamped

Show Preview of Taipei Int'l Machine Tool Show (TIMTOS 2013)  

TIMTOS 2013 will be held next March, from the 5th to 10th. It will be one of the biggest showcase on mahine tool products in Asia.

Show Preview of Taipei Int'l Machine Tool Show (TIMTOS 2013)  

TIMTOS 2013 will be held next March, from the 5th to 10th. It will be one of the biggest showcase on mahine tool products in Asia.

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