What is ATC CNC Router? ATC CNC Router is the abbreviation of Auto Tool Changer CNC Router, also be named as Heavy Duty CNC Router. An Automatic tool changer or ATC is used in the CNC Router machine to improve the production and tool carrying capacity of the machine. ATC changes the tool very quickly, reducing the non-productive time. Generally, it is used to improve the capacity of the machine to work with a number of tools. It is also used to change worn out or broken tools. It is one more step towards complete automation.
Normally there are two types of tool magazines. One is carousel type and with 8 positions or 10 positions or more positions. This ATC system is the fastest method of changing tools on a regular basis. Another is a linear type tool magazine. This tool magazine is very simple. But it is easy to operate and learn. And it is also very stable.