5 tips for purchasing universal milling machines!

5 tips for purchasing universal milling machines!

11 Dec 2017

Many users do not know how to choose the universal milling machine they need correctly. Today we will talk about how to choose to the suitable milling machine. Before choosing, the following factors need to be considered:

1. Uses and functions

2. Using field

3. Budget

4.Production

5. Development

Let's analyze these factors one by one.

1. Uses and functions

There are many types of milling machines, such as vertical milling machine, horizontal milling machine, bed type milling machine, profiling milling machine, universal milling machine, drilling and milling machine, CNC milling machine, gantry milling machine, etc.. Different milling machines have different uses.

For example, a metal processing vertical milling machine is suitable for machining flat, keyway, dovetail groove, bevel and some irregular workpieces, because its spindle is perpendicular to the worktable. Vertical mill machine is widely used in manufacturing factories, mines, workpiece processing and other fields.

Horizontal milling machine is also suitable for factories and professional businesses. Its spindle is horizontal, suitable for machining the side of the workpiece, as well as the use of horizontal milling cutter milling straight slot.

Profiling milling machines are designed primarily for the complex workpiece and special-shaped workpiece, so they can work on workpieces that can not be machined by conventional milling machines. These machines are usually based on the workpiece to be selected.

Universal milling machines usually have vertical milling and horizontal milling two functions, and universal milling head can rotate 360°. It can be suitable for a variety of processing occasions, more flexible and convenient.

2. Using field

Some clients use limited space for machines. In selecting the milling machine, whether the size of the machine and the future maintenance is convenient should also be considered. If the workshop is very small, or in the ship, family basement and other places to use, it will bring some trouble to the installation, use and debugging. When the machine tool is used normally, the space occupation is small, but the space needed for installation and maintenance is very large. Therefore, the customer must communicate with the universal milling machine tool manufacturer, and more consultation before purchase.

3. Budget

Budget is also considered when purchasing equipment. Some enterprises will consider buying some high-end machine tools because of sufficient funds. And some companies with insufficient budget can choose some medium and low grade machine tools according to their own product requirements, and the quality of machine tools produced by these small and medium-sized manufacturers can meet the needs. The management cost of large enterprises is three to five times that of small and micro enterprises. The management cost of small and medium-sized manufacturers is not high, so the machine will be more cost-effective than some large enterprises.

4. Production

Product output is a very important factor to consider when selecting machine tools. If you need to process a large amount of workpiece, you must choose a higher degree of automation, good quality mill machine. In addition, whether the after-sales service is perfect also need to consider.

Although the milling machine with higher automation degree has higher price, it is three to five times more efficient than ordinary machine tools in use. Because of the high output, the equipment will be used for a long time. Ordinary machine tools can be used continuously for 16 hours, and some high-quality equipment can be used continuously for 20 hours or even 24 hours.

5. Development

Short term use and long term use are often considered when purchasing machine equipment. Some enterprises only purchase equipment for a batch of orders, and they will sell machines after processing. In this case, special machine tools and single function machine tools are usually chosen. If there is a long-term use plan, it is necessary to consider the stability of the equipment and the comprehensiveness of the function.

Through the comprehensive evaluation of the above points, DXMC believes that it can provide you with a lot of valuable reference to purchase universal milling machine equipment, so that your procurement can be more reasonable, more economical and more effective.

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