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CNC Mill Training System (Heavy Duty)
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CNC Mill Training System (Heavy Duty)



The CNC Mill Training System provides training in computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) using an industrial-grade, microprocessor-driven, heavy-duty CNC mill. The system allows students to practice computer numerical controlled (CNC) code programming and editing, learn to operate mill components, controls, and tools, set a programmed reference zero, follow the steps necessary to machine a part to programmed specifications, and apply the machine code language to current mill technology.

The CNC Mill can machine pieces of soft materials such as plastic and wax, as well as harder materials such as aluminum, mild steel, and brass. It consists of a milling table, a headstock carrying the spindle motor, and a cast-iron vertical column with dovetail slide. The CNC mill is mounted on a solid steel chassis and is equipped with R8 tooling. The stock to be milled is secured in a vise that holds it to the milling table. Two ball screws, each driven by a stepper motor, are used to move the table along the X axis (left and right) and Y axis (backward and forward) to feed the stock through the periphery of the end mill. A third ball screw, also driven by a stepper motor, is used to move the headstock along the Z axis (up and down) for positioning the end mill. The speed of each stepper motor can be programmed separately for feed rates up to 508 mm/min (20 in/min). A 746 W (1.0 hp) dc motor rotates the spindle at speeds programmable up to 3400 rpm. The end mill can be changed to accommodate different stock materials and milling designs.

A computer is used to create NC part programs with G and M machine codes or their conversational code equivalents. The created programs are downloaded to the on-board microprocessor of the CNC mill, which stores and executes them. Since the CNC mill connects directly to the serial or Ethernet port of a computer, or directly to a network, no additional interface card is required. The computer is free to be used for any additional applications, since it is not dedicated to the control of the mill.

Features & Benefits

  • Key-released emergency stop push button
  • Ability to restart programs from stopping point after safety interruption
  • On-board embedded microprocessor
  • Stand-alone manual mode operation
  • Batch mode for independent operation or operation in CIM cells
  • Software program included with a full 3D tool path emulator and an easy-to-use graphical interface that allows the programming of up to 20 tools
  • 12-key membrane keypad with 20-character by 4-line LCD display
  • Feed rate and spindle speed override
  • Stall indicator
  • Mill constructed with machined cast-iron bed and head stock
  • 746 W (1 hp) motor
  • Enclosed bed and work area
  • Rear panel input for 5250 TTL control
  • Pneumatic vise output
  • Connects to host computer through RS-232 or Ethernet port
  • Low-voltage communications with robotic units
  • Sturdy construction, with larger, more powerful components than the light-duty CNC Mill, Series 5400

List of equipment

Qty DescriptionModel Number
1 Wax Milling Stock Set 5404
1 CNC Mill (Heavy Duty) 5600-B
1 CNC Mill Software - 1 User 5660
1 CNC Mill Software (User Guide) 36189-E
1 CNC Mill (User Guide) 85977-E

Additionally required equipment

Qty DescriptionModel Number
1 Personal Computer 8990

Optional Equipment

Qty DescriptionModel Number
1 Wax Milling Stock Set 5403
1 Wax Milling Stock Set 5404
1 Plexiglass Milling Stock Set 5405
1 Plexiglass Milling Stock Set 5406
1 Engraving Plate Set 5407
1 Plexiglass Milling Stock Set 5408
1 Aluminum Milling Stock Set 5409
1 Plexiglass Milling Stock Set 5441
1 Quick Tool Changing System 5601
1 Quick Tool Changing System 5601-1
1 Four-jaw Chuck Set 5603
1 Heavy-Duty Milling Vise 5604
1 Intermediate Milling Set 5607
1 Collet Set 5609
1 End Mill Set 5612-1
1 Engraver Tool Set (for Model 5600) 5613
1 Engraver Tool Set for Model 5600 (Project Lead the Way) 5613-1
1 Pneumatic Vise (Heavy Duty) 5616
1 CNC Mill Software - 1 User 5660


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