Is a five-axis machining center a pentahedral machining center?

It can be said responsibly that the five-axis machining center is not a pentahedral machining center, and there is a big difference.

The essence of a five-axis machining center is that a machining center selects two axes on the XYZ axis and two rotation axes. For example, on the X and Y axes, it is equipped with two rotation axes, A and B, and the Z axis can also be equipped. A C axis, how to choose depends on the specific requirements of customers. A five-axis machining center is a machining center with five axes, three spindles and two rotation axes. Almost most machining centers can be assembled into five-axis machining centers.

The pentahedral machining center is a special machining center. It has both the performance of a vertical machining center and a horizontal machining center. This machining center uses a compound milling head, which means that the milling head of the pentahedral machining center is It can be disassembled, and the milling head can be rotated at an angle to process surfaces other than the surface in contact with the table. Moreover, the pentahedral machining center can only be a gantry machining center, and the vertical machining center cannot use the compound milling head.

2 the difference between a five-axis machining center and a pentahedral machining center

In addition to the different structure of the five-axis machining center and the pentahedral machining center, the main difference is the processing range. The five-axis machining center is not only used in aviation, aerospace, military, precision equipment, high-precision medical equipment and other industries, but also widely used In the civil industry, such as wood mold manufacturing, bathroom trimming, automotive interior parts processing, foam mold processing, European-style home furnishing, solid wood chairs, etc. The five-axis machining center is a high-tech mechanical processing equipment, which makes the impossible possible, and all spatial curved surfaces and special-shaped machining can be realized. The workpieces that can be processed by a pentahedral machining center are relatively simple. Most of the time, they can only process box parts, but they have the performance of horizontal machining centers, which is not available in five-axis machining centers.