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SORALUCE SL 6000  Milling Machine
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  1. Treat heavy and bulky workpieces using a gantry mill
  2. Milling - a modern manufacturing process
  3. Gantry type milling machines in operation
  4. Who manufactures gantry type milling machine?
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Treat heavy and bulky workpieces using a gantry mill

The gantry mill (also gantry type milling machine) is a bed type milling machine, where three translational axes of movement are assigned for the tools. The workpiece holder is fixed onto the rigid machine bed. The column is horizontally moveable in two axel directions, and the milling unit is bound perpendicular to the column. Due to this construction, the gantry mill is particularly suitable for heavy components.
  • Bed type milling machine
  • Particularly suitable for heavy workpieces
  • Particularly suitable for slim workpiece geometries
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Milling - a modern manufacturing process

Milling is a manufacturing process that is very similar to boring. The feed in movement occurs perpendicular to the tool axis. This puts considerably higher demand on the side track of the tool. Milling emerged relatively late as a manufacturing method. It emerged in conjunction with the development of machine tools during the industrialisation, and alongside the development of the steam engine. The first milling machine was built in 1818. Contrary to the lathe, it allowed for the manufacturing of prismatic components without rotational symmetry, which increased freedom in designing the workpiece. The moving column design shifts the translational movements of the tool carrier. When the workpiece is on the gantry type milling machine, it does not move. Therefore, this construction allows for the milling of very big and heavy components (even those whose the chipped-off sections weigh tonnes). The spindle of a gantry type milling machine can lie horizontally or vertically, and it can also be used as a universal milling machine.
CHIRON Gantry type milling machine in use
Just like all other machine tools, the operation of the gantry mill is conducted numerically.


Gantry type milling machines in operation

The gantry type milling machine is particularly suitable for the processing of big and heavy components whose load would be excessive for the workpiece carrier of shelf-mounted models. The machines can only work in two directions, which is relatively restricted. In principle, the third dimension of the workpiece can be any size. Gantry mills work best with particularly slim workpieces, for example, train tracks, train chassis, cylinder blocks or models for the manufacturing of casting moulds. The large amount of working space of a gantry type milling machine allows for the processing of several workpieces in one chucking, which reduces the set-up time.

Who manufactures gantry type milling machine?

Used gantry type milling machine interior
The gantry type milling machine is a special sort of bed type milling machine. Therefore, not all companies that manufacture milling machines provide this machine. Due to the increasing concentration of machine tool manufacturers, several traditional manufacturers of gantry mills are no long autonomous. Brand names that supply gantry type milling machines include CHIRON, GILDEMEISTER (DECKEL/MAHO/DMG MORI SEIKI), MATEC, MECOF, SHW, SORALUCE and ZAYER.
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