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English translation: tool change hopper


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German term or phrase:Werkzeugwechselmagazin
English translation:tool change hopper
Entered by: Mats Wiman
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10:00 Jul 10, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: Werkzeugwechselmagazin
A machine used (here) in glass moulding.
P.S. Can anyone recommend a (online) dictionary for such terms for future ref.?
Clare Coupland
tool change hopper
used in automatic machines
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na +2tool changer magazineUlrike Lieder
natool change hopper
Mats Wiman



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tool change hopper

used in automatic machines

Mats Wiman
Local time: 03:04
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
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tool changer magazine

Not a single hit on "tool change hopper", some 28 hits on "tool changer magazine", and some 5,500 hits on "tool changer" in all sorts of flavors, tool changer system, automatic tool changer, tool changer module.

Additionally, this program assumes all tools to be measured are in the machine's tool changer magazine and that there is no tool in the spindle at the time this program is run.

The one second ATC is a 20-tool magazine, plus one in the spindle, makes 21 tools available for programming. The double arm tool changer is the fastest way to reduce tool change time during machining cycles. An additional benefit is its ability to search the tool magazine for the next tool prior to a tool change. The next tool prestaging reduces unnecessary tool searches during tool changes, therefore realizing a substantial benefit in shorter machine cycle times. The tool changer magazine is both random access and bi-directional, taking the shortest path to reach the next tool.

The ATC uses 2 Beta servomotors controlling both the tool change arm motion and tool magazine rotation. The use of Beta servomotors for the tool changer, increases positioning accuracy, speed, and reliability. Beta servos offer the fastest and most reliable maintenance free operation available. The tool change time is a very quick 1 second (tool to tool), and 2.6 seconds (chip to chip).

A value indicating which position the tool assembly
occupies in a machine tool's automatic tool changer magazine. This value is ...

... The disk type tool changer magazine is located between the upright columns close
to the work spindle but fully protected by an automatic door during machining ...

New Twin Automatic Tool Changer Option for Vertical Machining Centers
Elmira, N.Y.--The all-new Twin ATC (Automatic Tool Changer) option, featuring up to 40 tool capability, is offered on Hardinge VMC600II, VMC800II and VMC1000II vertical machining centers

Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) System includes:
· 10 HP Spindle
· Ten (10) Tool Indexing Turret
· ATC Controller
· Spindle Controller
· Tool Holders, Three (3)
· Cutting Bits 1/8" x 1/4" LOC, Three (3)
· Cutting Bits 1/4" x 3/4" LOC, Three (3)
· Collects, Three (3)
· *.250" (6mm), One (1)
· *.375" (10mm), One (1)
· *.500" (12mm), One (1)

A lot of these references also include pictures.

As for an online technical dictionary, try


Ulrike Lieder
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Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525

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