The newly redesigned 5600 CNC Mill, larger than the 5400 CNC Mill, is a state-of-the-art machining system that provides training in computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and computer-numerically controlled (CNC) milling. The 5600 CNC Mill curriculum, industry standard software, and high-precision equipment enable course planning for beginning to advanced levels of CAD, CAM, and CNC operations. Training on the 5600 CNC mill helps student gain skills that are transferable to jobs in manufacturing.
The 5600 CNC Mill is of a heavy-duty construction and provides compatibility with industrial machine tools. Students can mill parts made of soft or hard materials such as plastics, waxes, aluminum, and brass. The 5600 CNC Mill features an on-board microprocessor that allows the operator to download a part program directly to the mill, thereby eliminating the need for a dedicated computer for operation. The 5600 CNC Mill also supports low voltage communications with robotic units and devices to create automated work cells ideal for flexible manufacturing systems (FMS) and computer integrated manufacturing (CIM). Each of the mill's three axes is driven by its own stepper motor and the spindle speed is continuously variable and programmable to a speed range of 0 to 3400 rpm. The Level 4 (Windows) mill software uses today's EIA standard G- and M-codes and features Tool Path Simulation to simulate tool motion on a monitor. CAD/CAM Link II?software is also available, which allows students to display intricate CAD and CAM designs using the software's true three-dimensional capabilities. All Lab-Volt Automation CNC machines have been designed for complete safety.