The universal angle head, also known as the universal milling head, refers to a milling head whose milling output shaft can be rotated in both horizontal and vertical planes.

Universal Angle Head

From the machine coordinate system, it is the milling head that the milling output shaft can rotate around the machine’s Z-axis and X-axis (or Y-axis).

The axis around the Z axis of the machine tool is called the C axis, and the axis around the X axis of the machine tool is called the A axis, so that the machine tool has five coordinate axes and has five-axis machining function.

So sometimes the universal milling head is also called the AC axis milling head.

The universal milling head is a common accessory for machine tools and one of the most core and technically advanced components of the machine.

Classification of universal angle heads

The universal angle head is mainly divided into two types, mechanical and electrical.

The mechanical type is divided into automatic and manual types.

The universal angle of the head is mechanical or electrical, and the manufacturing process is extremely complicated.

At present, the high-end universal milling head technology is mainly in the hands of Western machine tool giants.

It is gratifying that some large domestic machine tool factories have developed and manufactured universal milling heads, breaking the monopoly and blockade of foreign technology!

The function of the universal angle head

The universal milling head is a common accessory for machine tools and one of the most core and technically advanced components of the machine.

The general mechanical universal milling head can greatly expand the processing capability of the machine tool.

The five-axis machining universal milling head can be used to process key components in aerospace, nuclear energy and energy fields, such as blades for aircraft engines, nuclear power pump blades, thermal power turbine blades, nuclear submarine propellers, etc.