Movements of the Vertical Mill Head
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WARNING: Machine tools present a safety hazard. Improper operation can result in severe injury. These topics are for non-laboratory study only and are not to be used in conjunction with the operation of any tool or machine described herein. Never use a machine tool without the supervision of a qualified instructor.
1:Viewing the Movements Overview of mill head movements.

2: Head Rotation Longitudinal Direction How to tilt the head to accommodate various longitudinal angles.

3: Head Rotation Cross Direction How to tilt the head to accommodate various cross angles.

4: Moving the Turret How the turret and ram are used to accommodate large and cumbersome parts and how to adjust the turret

5: Moving the Ram Adjusting the ram to allow the mill head to move in and out of the turret

6: Rough Alignment of the Mill Head Using a machinist's square as a method to rough align the mill head

7: Tramming the Head Using a test indicator to precisely align (tram) the mill head.

8: Help with Tramming Hints and suggestions.

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