The axis in beam drilling refers to the positioning system that guides the beam and ensures precision and accuracy during drilling.
The 3ADM ECO 7 Axis Three Spindle CNC Beam Drill Line can create long, slender and heavily detailed parts. The 7-axes involved are right-left, top-down and back-front, along with the axes defined by the spinning of the tool, rotation of the part and tool head and movement for clamping, re-clamping or removing the part.
The motions can be summarized as the following:
- X-axis translation
- Y-axis translation
- Z-axis translation
- A-axis rotation
- B-axis rotation
- C-axis rotation
- W-axis rotation (twisting of the arm itself)
A 7-axis drilling machine, as the name suggests, has seven axes, which are X, Y, Z, A, B, C, and W. The X, Y, and Z axes provide linear motion to the drilling head, while A, B, and C offer rotary motion. The W axis, which is also known as the fourth rotary axis, controls the angular tilt of the spindle head.
This high degree of movement imparts greater accuracy to the finished product without the need for post-fabrication processes. Due to the ability of a 7-axis CNC machine to mill while turning the part within the frame, you can produce extraordinarily complex shapes and features. A 7-axis CNC machine is especially useful in the aerospace and military industries.
In comparison, the 3ADM 10 Axis Three Spindle CNC Beam Drill Line has three additional X, Y and Z axes. The X and Y axes help with linear and rotary motions of the workpiece, whereas the Z axis offers control over the tool orientation, enabling the drilling head to adjust to different angles, ensuring accuracy and efficiency.
The addition of X, Y, and Z axes in a 10-axis drilling machine is particularly useful in deep drilling operations. They allow for the drilling head to approach the workpiece from multiple angles, thus minimizing tool damage, and enhancing precision and quality. The addition of X, Y and Z can control the depth of the drill, ensuring the correct penetration for each hole. Likewise, on the 3ADM ECO 7-axis , the beam is driven and brought to the next drilling position after single line drilling, whereas, on the 3ADM 10-axis, the beams can be drilled without driving them throughout the beams’ length of 20” (500mm).
The main difference between a 7-axis and a 10-axis drilling machine lies in their capacity for movement and precision. While both types of drilling machines accomplish basic drilling functions, the addition of the X, Y, and Z axes in the 10-axis model significantly enhances its versatility and functionality in deep drilling operations.
Marking unit, rotary and axial progress movements are done by servo motor. Only blocking clamp jaw and blocking clamp jaw table’s movements are hydraulic.
It can be marking at the field 60×150 mm. Height of letter = 12 mm. | It can be marking at the field 2,38×6”. Height of letter = 1/2”
There is not any necessity move the profile during marking. Because marking head carries out the rotary and the axial progress. Marking head press power is determined with the hydraulic cutting adjustment.
Scribing Marking Unit (Optional)
Marking unit is included in ATC as a regular set. It rotates 18,000 rpm at 6 bar | 87 psi air pressure and performs marking with carbide insert on the tip. It is possible to adjust the marking depth to any desired depth and the adjusted depth is guaranteed with marking unit which features +/- 7.5mm | +/- 0,3” offset.