Slotter Machine Definition:A slotter machine is a machine tool in which material is removed for producing desired shapes. It is used for producing Machining cylindrical surfaces and flat surfaces.
Now we will study types in detail,
Types of Slotter Machine:
The slotter machine can be classified into two types:
Puncher Slotter Machine
Precision Slotter Machine
Puncher Slotter Machine:The puncher slotter is a rigid and heavier machine designed mainly for the removal of a large amount of metal from large castings or forgings. The length of the puncher slotter is sufficiently large which may be as long as 1800 to 2000 mm.The ram of the slotter is driven by a spiral pinion meshing with the rack teeth cut on the underside of the ram and the pinion is driven by a variable speed reversible electric motor which is similar to the planer.The feed is also controlled by electrical gears.
Precision Slotter Machine:It is a simple and lighter machine. It is operated at high speeds and the machine is mainly designed to take light cuts for accurate surface finish.The machine can handle a number of identical works on a production basis by using special jigs. These machines are fitted with a whit worth quick return mechanism.