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The popularity and demand for CNC machines are extending due to the countless benefits. This technology not only provides merits to businesses but individuals as well. Such benefits include machine accuracy which in turn help to increase production and flexibility, leading to more outcomes. Well CNC machines can work with both spindle and router, depending on the number of factors listed below.
To hold tools a spindle is a rotating assembly that comprises a motor, shaft, and a taper. CNC spindle comes with a controller that controls the movement while it rotates on the axis. Electricity is needed for it to work. However, it can also rely on compressed air.
On the other hand, a CNC router motor cutting machine is controlled by a computer and is created and feasible for tasks that require repetitiveness. For example when working on wood, steel, foam, aluminum, and plastic. They also have spindles but instead of manually they have controlled computers and are administered by 3 linear axes and sometimes by 3 rotary axes.
CNC Router Motor Vs Spindle: Which Is Better?
1) Ease of Use:
A spindle is considered by professionals who have proper know-how about the working of spindles. To work on a specific task with continuous working for a long period without the issue of overheating or breakdown, a spindle is an ideal choice. A router period by an amateur. For a router, you just need to plug in and start it off. This makes it feasible for hobbyists.
2) Power Ratings:
A spindle is considered an industrial device that meets the international standard root. Therefore incredible equipment usage spindles should be given priority. While a router is commonly better for “peak” horsepower, which means they don’t require it to be as powerful a spindle.
3) Lifespan and Durability:
Spindles are deemed when heavy-duty work to be done or there is frequent machine use. In this case, a spindle is a better option. However, a router is subject to quick wear and tear if heavy-duty same pressure. Where a spindle can last up to 12,000 hours through its entire life( though depending on workload), a router will be unable to reach 1200 hours even. Therefore it is said the router is a brush-type motor which means when brushed is worn out, replacement is mandatory. The spindle is a brushless motor that boosts the lifespan and alleviates maintenance.
4) Noisy Levels:
A spindle brings brushless and works with high frequency, making it less noisy than a router. A spindle is known for being water-cooled which means they require proper setup consisting of a reservoir, piping, pump, and a cooling circuit in some scenarios using cooling circuits. This water-cooled setup including all these things is a must. However, a router is air-cooled, which means there’s no such requirement as the spindle.
5) Speed Accuracy:
Spindles run with VFDs, which means they are better at controlling the RPM and ensure more speed accuracy. While on thrasher hand the router doesn’t procure any feedback and variable speed which means it does not require the power of adjusting the RPM speed.
A CNC spindle price is ten times, more than the cost of the router. A router is an inexpensive device that is easily available and making it easy to replace frequently.
In CNC machinery that world spindles and routers hold their distinct benefits and one is supposed to choose either option depending on their workload. Make a spindle repair request today. Just print the doc, fill it, scan it, and send it back to us. https://mziprecision.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Spindle_Repair_Request_Form.pdf