Machine: Okuma MU5000
Tooling: Shell Mills, End Mills
Customer purchased four machine cells with pallet changers to cut a variety of parts. CAD/CAM had improved tool paths and feedrates, but there was still room for improvement.
Implementing TMAC’s adaptive control feature optimized the cutting conditions for the 3.5″ shell mill. The original cycle time was 1 min., 56 sec.
TMAC reduced cycle time to 1 min, 10 sec., a 40% savings, with no additional pressure being exerted on the tool than in the original cut.
Additionally, adaptive control optimized cutting a 0.25″ end mill. The original cycle time was 4 min., 4 sec.
TMAC reduced cycle time to 1 min., 55 sec., a 53% savings!
This reduced the load on the tool compared to the original cut. (0.78 Hp vs 0.685 Hp = 12% reduction).