Boring milling machines because of these various alternatives, there are boring mills where multitasking machining is possible. Before, upon purchase of a boring mill, a costumer has to ask only a few questions regarding the machine and the most important are the maximum weight and size of the parts that can be processed using the machine. With the recent development, more questions are necessary in order to know what boring mill to purchase. Here are some of the additional questions.
- Control. There are now developments in the CNC technology which resulted to various changes in all of the process that are used in the manufacturing supply chain. There are powerful processors that have made better results such as creation of larger programs, better data flow and processing times are reduced. The CNC is the one responsible in controlling all the axes of the machine and the peripheral tools used like milling head and rotary table. Parts are produced faster and with higher accuracy because of the more precise movements of axis.
- Automatic Head Changers. Latest boring mills are commonly equipped with ATCs or automatic head changers. This is helpful in doing various operations without moving the part. Examples of heads are fully articulated, right angle and universal.
- Linear Guide ways. These are equipped with roller which makes the movement faster and the force needed is reduced when positioning the axes of the machine. The position is more accurate than before while using less energy. The overall accuracy of the process cannot be blamed on only two factors such as the machine used and the components within it but in other factors as well such as the foundation of the shop floor and the need for a pit.
- Programming. A machine cannot operate well without proper programming thus the two are very important to one another’s operation. For large machines, any downtime can create chaos therefore the programmer must have a thorough understanding of the process in manufacturing and the ability to adjust the tool offsets, speeds and feed rate if needed.