What are the dangers of using a CNC machine?
Your CNC machine tool may hit temperatures of 150 degrees or more within. This could negatively affect the result of your machining job, the tool used, as well as the CNC machine itself. To avoid this, ensure that you regularly clear all channels and clean the machine to be free of dirt, soil and material.
What to do if your CNC machine overheats?
Make sure you unclog the filters and AC units of the dirt and debris that cause internal overheating. Be sure to wipe off the cutting fluids and metal shavings frequently to prevent the contamination of the machine. Check the machine for burns, scratches or distortions on the edges and corners of the finished material.
How can I tell if my CNC machine is working?
Check that the base, the gripper arm, tool holder, support arm and tool magazines are working properly and smoothly. Or examine the swivelling and mechanical arm action to see that they work properly. Do also keep the automatic tool changer and tool holders clean of chips and coolant.
What causes poor finishes on CNC machine tools?
Poor material finishes could be due to either bluntness in the tool used, or improper feed speed ratio. It may also be caused by the wrong dimensions of the tool for the job at hand in terms of the sizes, quality or match with the material.
What are the dangers of working in a CNC machine?
If a part is not programmed correctly, the machine may crash, damaging the part, tools, spindles and other equipment inside the hood. Modern CNC machines protect operators and bystanders from flying metal chips or broken tools with safety interlocks that don’t allow the door to be opened until all motion has stopped.
Is there a warranty on a CNC cutting machine?
Our complete line of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) cutting machines are built to provide the best cut quality, accuracy and reliability for the life of the machine. We offer a two year warranty and the parts used to make these cutting machines are non-proprietary.
What happens if you open the hood of a CNC machine?
“Catastrophic accidents can happen to inexperienced CNC machine operators who don’t understand the danger of opening the hood before the machine has completely stopped, as well as to those who purposefully break the rules,” Quarato says.
What are the safety rules for CNC machinists?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires employers to keep the workplace free of serious hazards, such as exposure to moving machine parts that could crush or amputate fingers or hands or cause burns or blindness.