Automatic Tool Change (ATC)
This is a process that the system changes and calibrates the tools without any operator
CAST is an abbreviation for Continuous Automatic Surface Tracking. It is a technology, developed by Accurate CNC, Inc, and is based on uninterrupted surface tracking and Z axis corrections to achieve constant tool penetration as it is set by the software.
The rate of measurements is preset able between 100 and 500 measurements/corrections per second. This process is fully automated in our systems using high accuracy linear gauges in order to track the material surface. In this case the tool penetration is dynamically controlled by the system and do not need any operator actions. All tool penetrations are
preset in CAM mode and precisely executed in CNC mode.
Semi-Automatic Tool Change
This is a process that the system goes to the tool change mode automatically, places the
milling head in the “tool change position” and prompt to the operator to replace the tool
with the needed one. The description of the needed tool is included in the prompt window.
Split Axes Design
This is a design concept that utilizes non moving gantry that
serves as main or second axis. Firmly mounted gantry achieves
maximum stability against the cross forces that apply to it during
the operations. The positioning of the axis is performed by moving
the work piece (machine table). Along with the advantages of solid
mounted gantry this design offers some disadvantages. Moving
machine table requires twice more space that doubles the machine
footprint. It makes difficult to observe the process of machining due
to the moving work piece. Deteriorates the rigidity of the machine table
and the dynamics of the movement in this axis. After many tests we decided
that in our application the moving gantry is definitely a better solution.
This parameter reflects the tool tip penetration in the surface of the material. I all models
it is the depth that the tool goes in the material related to its surface level.
This compensates any material unevenness and all other factors that can affect the proper milling process.
Other Recommended Links:
► System selector
► Company Information
► Myths And Truths about PCB Prototyping