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Purchasing Machine Tool Options and Accessories

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Below, you will find some of the most common options installed or considered when purchasing a machine tool..

Control related options

Program Memory
Tool Life management
Program memory
Macro programming

Machine tool options available (List)

Parts Catcher
Barfeeder Interface
Work light- cheaper from integrator
3 stage signal light- cheaper from integrator
Autodoor, pneumatic or servo
M-codes available- Sometimes cost extra
Tool Breakage detection
Coolant Chip Flush-Look at the corners in the machine
Scales for greater accuracy
Robotic automation

High Pressure coolant

Fixture options

Height of proposed fixture
Light curtains
Part present detection
Hydraulic/pneumatic clamping
Two hand anti tie down


Fully integrated into control? Save on crashes
M-codes available- Sometimes cost extra