Vortex milling cycles – increasing the removal rate with vortex milling!
With these milling cycles, high productivity rotary milling can be used on all portal milling machines for economical
machining with large infeed depths and in difficult-to-machine material.
The milling path calculations for effective machining are always made for one section or one contour only. The milling paths are stored here in Trochoidal milling together with a dip spiral and the tool data in the specified target layer.
Multiple functions in trochoidal milling
The functions ‘vortex onset’, ‘vortex mill around’, ‘vortex pocket’ and ‘Spiral pocket’ are designed for simple contours without nesting or overlaps.
Complex contours must be entered manually or edited conventionally.
The functions use several individual methods, which are combined into complex milling cycles.
All movements are performed with trochoidal milling using the same tool.
Vortex milling cycles in detail
All milling paths are stored with a tool stored in the specified destination layer
Tool target layer
Tool input (see ‘General instructions – The tool input’).
Input of tools and technology data for the calculations. The complete milling movement is performed with this tool. The vortex milling cycles are performed with the exception of the starter spiral in 2D with a cylindrical tool.
Each tool requires a geometry (cutting radius, tip radius) and valid technology data (immersion depth, flying height, working feed XY, immersion feed Z, spindle speed and changing station). If the tool data is incomplete or incorrect, then incorrect milling data may be generated.
Store milling objects in a milling layer (destination layer) (see ‘General instructions – The tool input’). The calculated milling paths are saved in the specified target layer. The milling sequence should be observed. The milling objects in the target layer can be edited with ‘CAM. CAM – Edit ‘ later.
This technology is ideal for extensive, complex milling and combination of all milling processes. The milling work is completely prepared at the programming station. With the help of the functions’ CAM. Norm / Zoom projection ‘and’ volume view ‘the working process can be controlled.