Specification of Machine Tools – Lathe, Milling, Drilling, Shaping

Specification of Machine Tools – Lathe, Milling, Drilling, Shaping

A machine tool may have a large number of various features and characteristics. But only some specific salient features are used for specifying a machine tool. All the manufacturers, traders and users must know how are machine tools specified.

Specification of Machine Tools - Lathe, Milling, Drilling, Shaping
Specification of Machine Tools – Lathe, Milling, Drilling, Shaping

The methods of specification of some basic machine tools are as follows:

 Specification Of Centre lathe

• Maximum diameter and length of the jobs that can be accommodated
• Power of the main drive (motor)
• Range of spindle speeds
• Range of feeds
• Space occupied by the machine.

Specification Of Shaping machine
• Length, breadth and depth of the bed
• Maximum axial travel of the bed and vertical travel of the bed / tool
• Maximum length of the stroke (of the ram / tool)
• Range of number of strokes per minute
• Range of table feed
• Power of the main drive
• Space occupied by the machine

Specification Of Drilling machine (column type)

• Maximum drill size (diameter) that can be used
• Size and taper of the hole in the spindle
• Range of spindle speeds

• Range of feeds
• Power of the main drive
• Range of the axial travel of the spindle / bed
• Floor space occupied by the machine
o Milling machine (knee type and with arbour)
• Type; ordinary or swiveling bed type
• Size of the work table
• Range of travels of the table in X-Y-Z directions
• Arbour size (diameter)
• Power of the main drive
• Range of spindle speed
• Range of table feeds in X-Y-Z directions
• Floor space occupied.

Sachin Thorat

Sachin is a B-TECH graduate in Mechanical Engineering from a reputed Engineering college. Currently, he is working in the sheet metal industry as a designer. Additionally, he has interested in Product Design, Animation, and Project design. He also likes to write articles related to the mechanical engineering field and tries to motivate other mechanical engineering students by his innovative project ideas, design, models and videos.

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