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Both CNC lathes and CNC machining centers are automated equipment, which plays an essential role in modern industrial processing and production, but what do they have in common? What's the difference?
Definition of CNC lathe: CNC lathe is a high-precision, high-efficiency automated machine tool. Equipped with a multi-station turret or power tower, the machine will have a wide range of processing performance, can process straight cylinders, oblique cylinders, arcs, and various threads, grooves, worms, and other complex workpieces, through linear interpolation, arc interpolation, Complementary function compensation, and achieved good economic results in mass production of difficult parts.
Definition of CNC machining center: CNC machining center is a CNC system composed of mechanical equipment suitable for high-efficiency automatic machine tools for processing complex parts. The comprehensive processing ability is strong, and more processing contents can be completed after clamping the workpiece at one time.
Common points of CNC lathes and CNC machining centers:
1 They all have CNC systems and high-processing machine tools with mechatronics.
2It has a tool magazine and tool holder device, which can realize automatic tool change during processing.
3 It can be completed by one clamping multi-channel processing operation.
The difference between CNC machining center and CNC lathe is noticeable:
1. Different processing objects:
CNC lathes mainly process rotors, and the main objects are cylinders, cones, etc.;
The CNC machining center processes multiple curved surfaces with a broader range, such as body parts, special-shaped parts, sheet metal parts, etc.
2. Different control axes:
The CNC machining center has at least three axes X, Y, Z, can 4-axis and 5-axis linkage. Most of them have only two-axis CNC lathes.
3. Movement mode: The main movement of the spindle of the CNC machining center drives the rotational movement of the tool; the main action of the CNC lathe is the artifact of the rotational motion caused by the spindle.
4. Different tool numbers: Many tools are stored in CNC machining centers, generally no less than 14 and a maximum of 24. Typically, a CNC lathe is only equipped with four tools.
As a new type of processing equipment, CNC machining centers and CNC lathes do not exist or both. When purchasing equipment, you must first understand your actual processing needs and then select the appropriate processing equipment according to the different characteristics of the equipment.