Clay Processing Mill for Sale

A milling machine is a machine tool used for the complex shaping of metal and other solid materials. Its basic form is that of a rotating cutter or end mill which rotates about the spindle axis (similar to a drill), and a movable table to which the workpiece is affixed. Zenith high quality clay processing mill for sale will play great role in the whole clay mining production line. Here is the detailed information of clay processing mill.

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Clay processing mill

There are two main types of clay processing mill for sale from Zenith: the vertical mill and the horizontal mill. In the clay processing vertical mill the spindle axis is vertically oriented. Milling cutters are held in the spindle and rotate on its axis. The spindle can generally be extended (or the table can be raised/lowered, giving the same effect), allowing plunge cuts and drilling. There are two subcategories of vertical mills: the bed mill and the turret mill. Turret mills, like the ubiquitous Bridgeport, are generally smaller than bed mills, and are considered by some to be more versatile. In a turret mill the spindle remains stationary during cutting operations and the table is moved both perpendicular to and parallel to the spindle axis to accomplish cutting. In the bed mill, however, the table moves only perpendicular to the spindle’s axis, while the spindle itself moves parallel to its own axis. Also of note is a lighter machine, called a mill-drill. It is quite popular with hobbyists, due to its small size and lower price. These are frequently of lower quality than other types of machines, however.

A clay processing horizontal mill has the same sort of x-y table, but the cutters are mounted on a horizontal arbor across the table. A majority of horizontal mills also feature a +15/-15 degree rotary table that allows milling at shallow angles. While end mills and the other types of tools available to a clay processing vertical mill may be used in a horizontal mill, their real advantage lies in arbor-mounted cutters, called side and face mills, which have a cross section rather like a circular saw, but are generally wider and smaller in diameter.

Because the cutters have good support from the arbor, quite heavy cuts can be taken, enabling rapid material removal rates. These are used to clay processing mill grooves and slots. Plain mills are used to shape flat surfaces. Several cutters may be ganged together on the arbor to mill a complex shape of slots and planes. Special cutters can also cut grooves, bevels, radii, or indeed any section desired. These specialty cutters tend to be expensive. Simplex mills have one spindle, and duplex mills have two. It is also easier to cut gears on a clay processing horizontal mill.

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