What is ATC CNC Router?
ATC stands for automatic tool changer. An ATC CNC router adopts an electric spindle which automatically loosens or clamps tools by the movement of the internal cylinder. And the electric ATC spindle quickly auto changes the cutting tools without stopping work. An ordinary CNC router only adopts one cutting bit on the spindle. And the operator needs to stop the machine and then manually replaces the tool, which affects the processing efficiency in a negative way. The invention of automatic tool changer CNC router represents the most technological CNC router. It changes tools automatically and greatly saves the processing time and manpower. The intelligent tool change function of the machine depends on the control system and tool magazine. The control system controls the movement of gantry and spindle. And the tool magazine carries multiple cutting tools. When a tool completes its machining work, the spindle moves to the tool magazine and releases the tool. Next, it automatically grabs the next tool for subsequent processing. Automatic tool changer function is the final trend of CNC router development. It is the best choice for large and medium-scale processing projects. Linear tool magazine and disc tool magazine. Linear Tool Magazine Linear tool magazine is a linear device on which there are multiple cutting tools are adopted. This tool magazine can be installed under the gantry or behind the workbench according to user’s requirements.