Choosing the right CNC spindle for your KUKA robot
KUKA Robots are some of the most versatile and adaptable CNC machines on the market, and a large part of this versatility is in the range of available CNC spindles which can be paired with these nimble robots, each one optimised for a different use. With such variety in their available functions, these spindles can tackle a phenomenal range of jobs – but with so many CNC spindles available for KUKA Robots, choosing the right one for the job can often seem daunting.
However, at CNC Robotics Ltd, we have narrowed this incredible range down to the four best all-round milling spindles, which come already attached to our KUKA robots. This means that you don’t need to worry about installing and configuring the spindle, as you can simply install the KUKA robot and get working!
The spindles available from CNC Robotics are designed to work with a wide variety of materials, from soft foam and polymers to hard metals and even stone or concrete. Simply ask the expert staff at CNC Robotics which of the four spindle types is best suited for your needs – they will be more than happy to help you!
All of the CNC Spindles for KUKA Robots available from CNC Robotics have been custom made by our partners, HSD – a specialist manufacturer of CNC spindles, to ensure high quality and high performance from your spindles.
What sorts of CNC Spindle Machine might my KUKA Robot need?
When you equip a KUKA robot with a CNC spindle, you may be doing so to achieve any one of a huge range of results. CNC spindles can be specialised to carry out a range of tasks, and if you need one of these specialised tools for a more niche job, simply get in touch with CNC Robotics. We’ll be happy to help, and can outfit your KUKA robot accordingly.
A drilling spindle is a spindle which is used to drill holes into hard or unforgiving materials, as they can provide a much more powerful drilling function than any other spindle. Related to these are boring spindles, which enlarge or finish the inside surfaces of a drilled hole, and tapping spindles, which can add screw threading to the inside of a drilled or bored hole.
Grinding spindles can be fitted with a grinding wheel, which allows them to dextrously shape and form surfaces, with a range of wheels available to provide various effects, from coarse grinding wheels to smooth polishing wheels.
More specific, niche CNC spindles for KUKA robots include tuning spindles, which are used only in conjunction with lathes, hobbing spindles, which cut the teeth into gears and cogs, and wheel dressing spindles, which are perhaps the most niche-specialised of all, as they are used only for making and maintaining abrasive contact wheels.
Of all of these, undoubtedly the most useful are milling spindles, which are the all-rounders of the CNC spindle world. Once attached to a KUKA robot, they can be equipped with a wide variety of tools and used for a huge range of tasks, which is why they are stocked as standard at CNC Robotics.
The CNC spindles stocked by CNC Robotics are all chosen for reliability, versatility and quality, ensuring you receive an excellent HSD milling spindle. However, if you need a specialist spindle, like those listed in this article, simply get in touch on 0151 523 8009 or visit our Contact Page today! The experts at the CNC Robotics head office will be happy to answer any questions you might have and help you to find the ideal CNC spindle for the job at hand.