Automatic Tool Changer for CNC Machines

By Jay Soni

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Tormach Inc.’s Automatic Tool Changer with 10 tool rack for 24R CNC router cuts a variety of material accurately.

Tormach Inc has announced the release of a new Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) for its 24R CNC Router. The ATC features an ISO20 ATC Spindle with a 10-tool rack and automatic lifting dust shoe.

24R CNC ATC with 10 tool rack | Courtesy of Tormach Inc.

The 24R CNC router basically performs cutting and shaping operations on a variety of materials. The 24R is designed to accurately cut with an advanced control, rigid cast-iron bed, welded steel stand, water-cooled chiller, integrated vacuum table, and more than a 2’ x 4’ work envelope, it is the perfect choice for 2D and 3D cutting needs.

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“The new ATC is designed for maximum efficiency,” said Reid Halvorson, Lead Engineer for the 24R ATC. “It makes operators’ lives easier by giving them the ability to multitask. And since the machine can automatically change tools, it reduces potential operator errors as well as scrap parts.”

Key specifications of the 24R ATC include :
Spindle Specs:
  • 1.5 kW
  • 10,000 – 24,000 rpm
  • ISO20 Spindle Taper
  • Integrated Power Drawbar
  • Integrated PDB (Power Draw Bar) Open Sensor.
  • Positive Air Pressure Spindle Nose Seal
  • Liquid cooled
ATC Rack Specifications:
  • 10-Tool Capacity
  • Max Tool Diameter = 1.75”
  • Max Tool Gauge Length = 4.25”

The ATC also features repeatable tool lengths, which provides faster tool changes. The new lifting dust shoe feature allows users to check the router’s cutting action while the machine is running and leading into a cut.


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