Sherline Headstock Tool Changer system
Item Number: 702160
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Basic package includes:
-TC-10 tool changer control box
-Sherline headstock tool changer
-2 ea, SK-15 toolholders with
-2 ea, ER-11 collets.
-12 ft Airline tubing and
-1/8 npt quick connect fitting.
The basic package is for the Sherline mill owner, desiring to have rapid and repeatable tool change capability. The tool changes are accomplished by swapping pre-loaded cutting tools installed in precision tool holders with ER-11 collets. The user simply presses the blue button to release the tool from the spindle. The basic package is compatible with the IMService automation package, or the user can build his own rack and interface to a CNC controller. The TC-10 has an opto isolated relay internally, that can be actuated with a simple 5-12vdc signal. In use, the headstock assembly is swapped for the standard Sherline headstock, and uses the customer's pulleys and belt, motor and controller, mounting bracket, etc. from the Sherline mill spindle.
Required for manual operation:
-Sherline mill spindle
-100 psi air supply
Automation package includes:
-Opto isolated Magnetic relay box for spindle and aux
on/off control 120/240 vac 10 amp max
-Data cables for relay and TC-10 controls
-Tool holder rack
-Panel connector for wiring into a CNC controller
-Instructions included with electrical diagrams
-Sample toolchange macros
The Automation Package adds the capability to make fully automated tool changes during CNC program operation. Write a program that includes spot drilling, drilling with different size drills and milling with different sizes and shapes of end mills. The CNC machine will run each section for a given tool and automatically stop the spindle and coolant, drop off the current tool, pickup the next tool, restart the spindle and coolant and repeat the process for each tool needed to make the part.
Required for automation package:
-Mill homing switches
Extra tool holders and collets
Machine brackets for other than Sherline mills