Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) accessories

Automatic Tool Changer for High Productivity

If you’re thinking about automating parts of your business, but don’t know where to start, consider your current tool selection process. Pausing your job manually to change your tool wastes a lot of time that could be better spent on something else, like expanding your product line or making new sales, for example. All things possible with an Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) – the perfect solution for increasing the productivity of your CNC Router.


There’s been a lot of interest in business automation lately, and many entrepreneurs are willing to share ideas to help you get started (Read: 12 Ways to Automate Your Business and Boost Efficiency). As part of our rebranding campaign, we renewed our focus in manufacturing automation to help you improve your business capabilities and reach higher profit margins. This is an integral part of our commitment to you that promises continued delivery of high-quality products and service. The ATC is a perfect example of this.  Its recent redesign added extra options for 10 and 14 station units to give more choice over the initial 7 and 21 station systems that were sometimes too small or too large.  More tool selection means more opportunities for cutting strategies, and this helps keep those creative juices flowing.

Other benefits:

  • Reduces total production time and makes processes more efficient.
  • It’s safer, as it eliminates the need for staff to change the tools directly.
  • Less risk of loss or damage to tools when manually changing them
  • Easier to use heavy and large multi-tools.


To set the system up with new tools a single function on the AXYZ SMARTConsole is used to tell the system to pick up each tool and automatically calibrate them on the tool length sensor, conveniently located directly on the carousel unit itself. Once this operation is complete, you’re all set and ready to start machining.  No operator involvement is required, and the system automatically selects the correct tool according to those defined in the program and finishes the job as quickly as possible.

The Automatic Tool Changer is compatible with all quick-release, high power routing spindles. As one of our most popular configuration options, the Automatic Tool Changer is compatible with all AXYZMETALWorkerTrident, and PANELBuilder CNC machines.


Before you can place an order, you need to make sure that your CNC Router is ATC ready. If you’re not sure, take a look at the gantry.  It should have enough space at the end to install the carousel, which will make the gantry asymmetrical in appearance. If that’s the case, then you’re all set to go!


Here’s a video of the Automatic Tool Changer in action – the perfect solution to increasing productivity on your CNC Router.


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