How do Swiss type machining parts work?

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How do Swiss type machining parts work?

Swiss type machining parts are similar to CNC machining parts or turning centers, but are faster and more accurate than traditional CNC machining parts. This is because Swiss type machining allows milling, drilling, turning and tapping to be accomplished on each Swiss type machine. Swiss type machining parts manufacturing began in Switzerland to produce collets for watch balance springs, allowing them to compete with American watch manufacturers by making high precision parts in high volume. Most Swiss type machining parts today are made in Japan by Star, Citizen, and Tsugami.

 

  • How do Swiss type machining parts work?

  • How to maintain Swiss type machining parts?

  • How to clean Swiss type machining parts?

 

1. How do Swiss type machining parts work?

In a conventional CNC machining parts that has a fixed headstock, the workpiece is held in a chuck or collet and extends into the Swiss type machining parts enclosure as a cantilever or can be supported on the end by the tailstock. What distinguishes Swiss type machining parts from other types is that its headstock moves. Bar stock passes through a chucking collet in the headstock, which clamps onto it. The bar emerges into the tooling area through a guide bushing, which locates the bar radially during Swiss type machining parts. The headstock moves precisely back and forth in the z-direction, taking the bar with it. Bar stock material is turned rapidly within the Swiss type machining parts and advanced through a guide bushing. Only the portion of bar stock being machined is exposed, which allows the material to be tightly held, virtually eliminating deflection and increasing accuracy.

The turning tools carried on gang slides contact the bar very close to the guide bushing, usually within 1 mm to 3 mm. The motion of the bar provides the feed for this cutting action. Gang slides carry holders for fixed single-point or other tools, and may support live tooling. Swiss type machining parts have a secondary spindle, back working tool stations, and sometimes one or more turrets that carry more tools, as well.

 

2. How to maintain Swiss type machining parts?

Swiss type machining parts maintenance may seem like a boring chore compared to the other tasks of running a successful machine shop. When a machine breaks down, it can cost a business owner thousands of dollars, not only for the cost to repair the breakdown but in lost profits too. With lots of mechanical moving parts and high-tech pieces, breakdowns are inevitable. However, a short consistent checklist and long-term preventative plan can help reduce the risk of costly stoppages.

Doing a few minor checks at the end of each day or each shift can help catch a problem before Swiss type machining parts snowballs into a major breakdown.

Check fluids. Swiss type machining parts require adequate fluid levels, such as lube and hydraulic fluid. Working daily with Swiss type machining parts will give you a good baseline for how quickly the fluids need to be replenished. When Swiss type machining parts start using fluid at a higher rate, have Swiss type machining parts checked. Excessive fluid use can be a sign of problems.

Give grease. Grease is the smooth operator that keeps all the working parts moving and grooving. Not all machine shops check grease points each day, but we recommend looking at all moving parts for dry spots. A quick shot of grease goes a long way to reducing unwanted wear.

Renew with a rag. Wipe down all the surfaces to show a little shine by cleaning away the shop grime. Wiping Swiss type machining parts down daily will also keep the smaller metal shavings from building up in damage-prone areas, such as the way cover seals.

 

3. How to clean Swiss type machining parts?

(1) Make sure Swiss type machining parts enclosure is cleaned and chips are completely removed from under the way covers and ballscrew area. Perform a full-enclosure cleaning of Swiss type machining parts.

(2) Check that all lubricants are at normal levels and functioning properly.

(3) Perform fine adjustments on the automatic tool changer so it continues to change tools flawlessly with no hang-ups or jams.

(4) Complete a thorough inspection of the spindle and spindle drivetrain of Swiss type machining parts to ensure there are no contaminants that would affect the overall life of the spindle.

(5) Check spindle belts of Swiss type machining parts for tension, oil, chips and wear to avoid unnecessary or untimely downtime and avoid compromising a part during cutting operations.

(6) It is recommended to perform a ballbar test to check the circularity and alignment of Swiss type machining parts' planes.

 

Learn more something about Swiss type machining parts can know how do Swiss type machining parts work and how to maintain Swiss type machining parts. If you want to buy high-quality Swiss type machining parts with reasonable price, JST Industry can help you to open up a further and larger market, it is wise to choose us as your business partner, whether you need any plastic prototyping or customized parts. We also provide other Swiss type machining parts and CNC turning parts, we appreciate that you contact with us.

 



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