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Copy Routers and End Milling Machines: A Time-Saving Investment
End milling machines are an important industrial tool for machining difficult to work with materials like PVC and metal. They can perform a vast number of functions ordinarily done by hand, thus speeding up and facilitating a faster and more efficient workflow. End milling machines are used to achieve a specific type of cut, including profile milling, tracer milling, face milling, and plunging.
End milling machines utilize pieces called end mills, which are used in a number of ways, including cutting blind holes or grooves, making holes in blocks of material, as well as cutting flat or beveled edges. End mills are made of carbide steel and are often coated with a layer of titanium nitrate to prevent sticking. End mills are available in both single- and double-ended options. They are considered extremely useful in that unlike a drill bit, end mills can cut in all directions.
Wakefield offers an end milling machine that was specially designed for milling sets of profiles (both aluminum and vinyl) in which the cutter unit needs to be changed several times in the same set. The machine is equipped with a quick-release cutter stack holder making different applications on profiles quicker and easier. The cutting zone is fully guarded to protect the operator in all the machining operations. Wakefield’s end milling machine has both a pneumatic vertical and horizontal clamp.
A copy router is used to create metal and PVC profiles, and is also especially useful in the window manufacturing industry. Some copy routers, such as the Libra-02 M/P, have been specifically designed with the window manufacturer in mind.
The Libra-02 M/P copy router easily opens key holes, slots, and other window and door accessory shapes in a range of sizes. In addition to being built with a heavy cast aluminum body and heavy cast back fence, the Libra-02 comes standard with:
- Pneumatic twin horizontal clamps
- Router bit
- Copy template
- Air gun
- Profile support bars
Wakefield takes safety seriously so our machines have been designed according to CE & UL & CSA safety directives.
Wakefield also offers specialty machines like Hydraulic Aluminum Corner Crimping Machines, Punch Press, and Drill and Staple Stations. Visit our video gallery for informational videos to learn more about Hydraulic Aluminum Corner Crimping Machines or Punch Press.
Contact us for further information on all of our forming and cutting equipment.