Roland ZAT-540 Automatic Tool Changer
The Roland Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) further reduces the time and cost associated with product development. From roughing to finishing, this optional accessory enables the MDX-540 to mill prototypes completely unattended. It automatically changes up to four preset tools of different sizes. The ATC comes with an air-activated, high-precision spindle.
The SRP Player software offers total integration with the automatic tool changer to make it very easy to specify which tools you want to use. Since the ATC unit is completely automatic the machine starts the first process and when finished puts the tool up and gets the next tool it needs until the cutting is completed. You can set up a cutting before you leave work and when you come back in the cutting will be completed.
Combine the ATC unit and rotary axis unit and you have eliminated all the manual moving of the part and changing of the tools. The machine will mill the top change tools as need to complete the top then rotate the part 180 degrees and perform the milling on the bottom. You can also add additional rotation points in SRP Player software so the machine can rotate to any angle and perform a series of milling processes for example the front and the back of a part. And since the tool change and rotation is all automatic you can turn out the lights and leave the machine to finish the project.
When installing the ATC unit expect to spend an afternoon to fully install and learn how to use the added features.
The kit comes with all items wrenches, screws, bolts, ect. that is needed to complete the install.
If you have a cover on your machine you will only need to remove a couple of panels to access the required areas.
To connect the air you can use the included hose but you will need a coupling to attach it to your compressor, or you can attach your compressors hose to the machine. A fitting will be required the ATC Unit has a 1/4"NPT thread.
The ATC unit requires an air source. You will need a minimum of 105psi.
NOT INCLUDED ITEMS
Roland MDX-540 ATC Accessory Kit
This kit is included with the purchase of MDX-540A, MDX-540SA, but not included with the ZAT-540 add on kit.
These items will need to be pruchased seperately
Not Included - (1) US-SC15 Drill mill chuck setting base
Not Included - (1) US-PUH-10-10 10mm air hose
Not Included - (1) US-SPAN22 spanner wrench
Not Included - (4) US-DMC7-48 drill mill chucks
Use with the MDX-540, MDX-540S MDX-540A and MDX-540SA