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APM - Aerospace Panel Machine

Designed for panel machining and automated insertion for the aerospace and satellite industries. The Thermwood APM 6'x10' is a high-performance machine that speeds up the insertion process from months to hours.




APM - Aerospace Panel Machine

Designed for quick insertion of threaded fasteners into panels for the aerospace and satellite industries. The Thermwood APM 6'x10' is a high-performance machine that speeds up the insertion process from months to hours.
Available Table Sizes:  
6'x10'

  • 18 HP HSD Spindle (3,000-24,000 RPM) (Standard)
  • 6 Position Bar Style Automatic Tool Changer. (Standard)
  • 1/2" Thick Gridded Aluminum Vacuum Table with Moving Gantry (Standard)
  • At the Head Automatic Tool Changer (Standard)
  • Wireless Position Verification (Standard)
  • (1) One Vibratory Feeding Systems (Standard)
  • Glue Station (Standard)
  • Robotic Transfer Arm (Standard)
  • Pop Up Pins (Standard)
  • Absolute Linear Encoder (Standard)
  • Automatic Tool Length Sensor (Standard)
  • Automatic Lubrication (Standard)
  • Three-Dimensional Laser Compensated Axis Alignment
  • Control Nesting
  • Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives Throughout
  • QCore SuperControl
  • Machine Training and Installation
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Machine Standard Features

  • 18 HP 3,000 to 24,000 RPM SPindle w/Five Position At the Head Automatic Tool Changer

    18 HP 3,000 to 24,000 RPM Spindle w/Five Position At the Head Automatic Tool Changer

    One (1) 18HP, 3,000-24,000 RPM variable speed router equipped with a five (5) position at the head automatic tool changer. Maximum tool diameter is 2" and maximum length is 3". Includes five (5) HSK F63 tapered tool holders and five collets. Standard

  • 1/2" Thick Gridded Aluminum Vaccum Table

    1/2" Thick Gridded Aluminum Vaccum Table

    1/2" thick aluminum gridded table. 23/64" diameter vacuum hold holes spaced at 90 mm centers. Accepts all major brand vacuum pods. Removable vacuum plugs and magnetic wand included. Standard

  • Three (3) Vibratory Feeding Systems

    One (1) Vibratory Feeding Systems

    1 Vibratory Feeding System to feed inserts. Use rate of up to 10 inserts per minute. Part Position is vertical, diameter to diameter, center dowel down, single discharge. Standard

  • Glue Station

    Glue Station

    Automatically puts the correct amount of glue on the inserts. Includes (1) MM25 Dual Rotor Pump 4.0, (1) MM25 Controller for DualRotor Pump, (1) MM31 Dual Cartridge Pusher, (1) Fluid Kit for 2:1 Dual Q Cartridges, (2) Pressure Sensors for MM25 Dual Rotor Pump, (2) Extension Cales for Pressure Sensor. Standard

  • Robotic Transfer Arm

    Robotic Transfer Arm

    Automatically picks up the insert at the output of the feeders, invert the insert and rotate it under the glue outlet, then rotate it again and transfer it to the insertion tool. Standard

  • Wireless Position Verification

    Wireless Position Verification

    The Probe device can be used to acquire X, Y, and Z positions and will mounted piggyback to the router. Note: The Probe has an operating range of approximately 50 feet. Standard

  • 6 Position Bar Style Automatic Tool Changer

    6 Position Bar Style Automatic Tool Changer

    Mounts behind the rear of the table and holds the tapered tool holders.  When the program calls for a tool change, the head moves back and places the tool into an empty space, it then moves over and picks up the appropriate tool, and then continues the program. Standard

  • Automatic Lubrication

    Automatic Lubrication

    Provides positive pressure, air/oil lubrication to the linear trackway bearings and the ball screws  This has two major benefits:  First, it eliminates the lubrication points which must be servided each shift.  Second, it provides positive pressure to the bearing, preventing contamination from entering the bearing.  This allows the machine to function in difficult, dusty or hostile environments. Standard

  • Automatic Tool Length Sensor

    Automatic Tool Length Sensor

    Provides an automatic method of measuring tool length and entering tool length offset numbers into the control.  This automatically compensates for the new tool length, eliminating the need to precisely locate the cutter bit.  It provides a highly accurate method of adjusting tool length for pocketing or profile edges. Standard

  • Pop-Up Pins

    Pop-Up Pins

    Guides mounted to the table perimeter for locating sheets of material. They are flipped to the up position to locate the material and then retracted to clear the area during the machining cycle. Optional

  • Volumetric Laser Compensated Axis Alignment

    Volumetric Laser Compensated Axis Alignment

    The machine is calibrated in all axes using a three-dimensional volumetric laser interferometer. This type of calibration is the most sophisticated and most accurate available today resulting in machines that are extremely accurate. Others may use single axis calibration (not nearly as good) and others may not calibrate at all. Uncalibrated machines can generate dimensional errors that can become a real problem. Standard

  • QCore SuperContro

    QCore SuperControl

    The Thermwood QCore SuperControl is a feature rich, high performance CNC control system. Thermwood, the only major CNC router manufacturer that designs and builds its own CNC control, is a leader in implementing advanced control technology. As a result, Thermwood has been granted more patents on CNC router technology than all other CNC router manufactures in the world, combined. Standard

  • Machine Training

    Machine Training

    We are by your side during your 5 Day training course at our modern, state of the art center (devoted specifically to educating our customers). This is, by far, the fastest and most efficient way to learn. Our machine operator/programmer courses are located adjacent to the machine training lab, where students complete the prescribed projects on a specific training machine utilized only for training purposes. Then, when it comes time for practical applications on a full sized machine, Thermwood's training lab is equipped with a CabinetShop 45 outfitted with all major options and features. Real production-type parts are cut. What a confidence builder!  Standard

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