In CNC milling, a machine cutting tool rotates and moves back and forth along the surface of a workpiece, removing material. A horizontal mill operates with its spindle in a horizontal position.Some of the major machine manufacturers that make CNC Horizontal Milling Machines are Haas Mills with its EC model, Mazak with ita HCN models, Okuma and lastly Kitamura
Column: The support of the horizontal mill, may have a single or double column - this includes a heavy base and contains internal components such as oil and coolant reserves. Near the spindle, it usually holds the spindle motor.
Arbor: The shaft which is inserted into the spindle. There are many types of arbors including the standard milling machine arbor, screw machine, slitting saw milling cutter and end milling cutter, for example.
When selecting a Horizontal mill, take into consideration both your current and future needs for size, speed, versatility, power, and precision. Machines will vary by X, Y & Z travel, size, taper, the number of axes, the spindle rpm (revolutions per minute), spindle motor power, and tool capacity. For the right applications, a horizontal mill will provide many years of reliable service.