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Speedy ATC

A 40-taper, 24-pocket automatic tool changer (ATC) boasts a tool-to-tool change time reported at 1.9 seconds. The Dual Arm ATC uses a synchronous swing motion, picking up the new tool and old tool simultaneously to make the tool change in one continuous and smooth motion. The speed is expected to increase throughput on large production runs, as well as short runs with multiple tool changes.

The ATC accommodates 3-inch-diameter tools up to 15 inches in length and weighing up to 15 lb. The tool carriage is fully enclosed, which reportedly eliminates runout and protects tool shanks from debris. A patented locking drawbar delivers 2000 lb of force, which is said to hold the tool in place under severe cutting conditions.

Fadal Machining Centers
Chatsworth, CA
(818) 407-1400
www.fadal.com

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