Ajax Machine Tools Heavy-duty milling machine with upgraded features and latest version control system
UK – Ajax has extended its range of heavy duty, solid box-way CBM interactive bed-style milling machines with the launch of the AJCBM 800.
This is the first UK-built machine to feature the latest version of Heidenhain’s popular TNC 320 control system.
The company says that this new machine retains the original practical and cost-effective concept that made the Semco Mastermill 800. Like the Semco machine, the AJCBM 800 has an increased cross Y-axis of 500 mm to create overall working strokes of 800 mm x 500 mm x 500 mm and a new affordable control.
Upgraded features of the TNC 320 include: more modern appearance; user interface with high resolution 3-D graphics that enhances simulation and toolpaths, with either tool or workpiece transparency, accentuation of on-screen edges and tool-orientated colouring of the workpiece; new face milling and trochoidal milling cycles with a soft key activated cutting data calculator for spindle, cutting speed and feed rates; improved navigation, plus MOD menus and simplified cycle selection using conversational guidance, Ajax notes.