Why the Townsend Machine is a Hit in the Aircraft construction Industry

Why the Townsend Machine is a Hit in the Aircraft Construction Industry

Townsend machine is a machine used in the aeroplane/aerospace manufacturing industry. The term “aerospace” means the technology used to produce, operate and maintain an aircraft. With the advancement in technology various types of machines have been introduced in the market to ease and speed up work involved in this field.With the increasing need to travel around the world, different companies have come up with various machines to help speed up the manufacture of aeroplanes and to boost capacity in this sector. It is from this need that the townsend machine was introduced in the aerospace industry. Here, we will explore in detail the use of the above machine in Aircraft construction and its advantages.

About Townsend Machines

Developing planes is very expensive and the having a solution that cuts the cost is always welcome. The perfect solution lies in a machine that can perform several functions at the same time. This is exactly what the Townsend does. It eases the operations of planes and reduces the cost of making one. This machine is an automatically operated machine with various parts performing different functions. The various parts of this machine are:

• Hopper blade
• Hopper
• Drilling attachment
• Tool bar
• Cut cam lever
• Knock off wheel assembly
• Pick off ARM
• Machine spindle
• Tool holder
• Operators controls
• Variable speed control
• Cam shaft
• Variable speed control spindle

Each of these parts has a distinct function. From the speed control to the wheel assembly to the tools holder, this is the much-needed solution to aeroplane development problems. In Townsend, the different parts of the machine have specifications that developers have found really useful. There are three types of the Timesend depending on the machine size. These are high speed, No. 2 and No. 3. The No. 3 is the largest with a floor space of 53 x 36 and the High Speed is the smallest with floor space of 44 x 38 while the No. 2 has a 46 x 34 floor space. All three machines have the same spindle speed of 2,800 RPM. As for the weight, the No. 2 weighs 1000 lbs and is the lightest option while the High Speed weights 1,900 lbs. The longest blanks in the No. 2 and High Speed are 3” while in the No. 3, they are 5″.


• Drilling
• Cycling
• Chip removal
• Positioning
• Tool change
• Quality improvement


• Return on investment
With the ability to perform different functions at the same time, this reduces the cost which could have been incurred to acquire different machines to perform the same functions.
• Quality output
This is witnessed in the fact that Townsend machine is able to produce surfaces which are smooth thus giving quality output to its users.
• Time saving
It saves time in the sense that it is able to perform different tasks at the same time
• Increase opportunities.
With its good qualities, it increases future prospects of customers turning to it for their use.