Planer mills are machine tools with two methods of removing stock from workpieces. In the first method, the planer head holds a single-point tool in a fixed position, and the workpiece moves beneath the tool removing stock. In the second, the milling head holds tooling such as endmills and inserted shell cutters for removing stock in typical milling practices.
The planer mill is well suited for long straight cuts or for when cuts of varying angles are required. The milling head can remove a large amount of material quickly. Its cuts are similar to those of a lathe but linear instead of helical.
Specs for Our Planer Mills
- Table size of 54″ x 240″
- Dozens of different shaped single-point tooling
- The largest cutter for the milling head has a 12″ diameter and can cut up to 0.300″ in A36 hot roll steel.
Examples of Planer Milling Work/Jobs We Do
- Providing accurate, flat surfaces on work pieces that are long and narrow
- Removing a large amount of material with high accuracy
- Establishing datum surfaces on weldments for use in set up for later machining