The gantry planer consists of a gantry frame and a horizontal long bed planer.
The gantry planer is primarily utilized for planing large workpieces and can also process multiple parts simultaneously on the workbench, making it an essential machine in the industrial sector.
The table of the planer has a linear reciprocating motion through the door frame along with the workpiece, and the idle stroke speed is higher than the working stroke speed.
The beam usually comes with two vertical tool holders. The tool holder slide can rotate at an angle in the vertical plane and can be fed transversely along the beam.
The planer can perform vertical or oblique feed motion on the tool holder.
The beam can be adjusted up and down on the two columns.
Additionally, a side tool holder that can move up and down along the column is installed on the two columns to extend the processing range. When the table returns, the tool can be lifted to avoid scratching the workpiece’s surface.
The drive of the machine tool table can be achieved using the generator-motor unit or the thyristor DC speed regulation mode. The speed regulation range is broad, and it can obtain high driving force at low speed.
Some planer beds are equipped with milling heads and grinding heads, which are modified as gantry milling machines and gantry grinding machines.
The workbench can be used for both fast main motion and slow feed motion, and it is mainly used for machining heavy-duty workpieces in one installation, such as planing, milling, and grinding planes.
China’s first gantry planer was launched in April 1953 at the No. 2 Machine Tool Plant in Jinan.
Input Power: Three-phase four-wire (~380V±10% 50Hz).
Working Environment: Temperature range of -10°C to +40°C, relative humidity below 85% (at 25°C), and altitude below 4000m.
Device Capacity: Less than 1KW.
Dimensions: 1410mm × 725mm × 1535mm.