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A heavy equipment manufacturer is using a 6-axis robotic arm equipped with a drilling spindle to very precisely make holes in structural steel up to 1 inch thick. The solution is one-third the cost of traditional drilling but performs many other applications and requires just one operator.
Designed around the BTA deep-hole drilling process in cylindrical parts, Sunnen’s heavy-duty SHDD Series performs similar processes including counterboring, pull boring, trepanning, bottom forming, and skiving/roller burnishing.
The geared drive system and electronic variable speed (EVS) motor on JPW Industries’ 20-inch Powermatic PM2820EVS enable the drill press to easily pre-drill and drill for assembly, spindle sanding, fixturing, and countersinking.
The Auto Drill 30 station for ESAB’s Suprarex HDX and Numorex cutting machines increases productivity by combining multiple processes. Operators can produce finished, or nearly finished, parts using one automation system.
Kays Engineering Inc., which makes the DeHoff, Eldorado, and TechniDrill brands of gundrilling machines, has grown from small welding and repair shop to a 60-employee leader serving customers in 30 countries across five continents.
Why buy a new machine when you can convert an existing piece of equipment for much less money? Somex MAX spindles and accessories can be added to transfer machines, special-purpose machines, and turning machines to perform deep hole drilling.
With its powerful performance, lightweight size, small footprint, and hole capacity, the HMD904 is the most popular model in Hougen Manufacturing’s line of magnetic drills. Upgrade improve safety and lower maintenance requirements.
Understanding the application and being aware of common challenges can help make a difficult operation both productive and profitable. An ANCA product manager explains the different types of cutting tools for deep hole drilling and how to overcome common challenges.
Offering operational flexibility, improved performance, and effortless operation, UNISIG’s next-generation UNE Series deep-hole drilling systems are equally effective in high-volume/low-mix and low-volume/high-mix production environments.
Walter delivers high precision and productivity with the Supreme DB133, a solid carbide micro drill that prolongs tool life in steel, cast iron and nonferrous materials. They’re available in diameter range from 1/32-5/64 in. and 0.5 to 2.95 mm
Star SU’s single-flute solid-carbide gundrills are engineered and manufactured to meet part print requirements when working with the complete range of titanium and stainless steel materials.
Custom DeHoff 3060 boring machine features Beckhoff CNC controls and 40-horsepower spindle motor with 4-speed gearbox to meet rigorous material-removal requirements. Workpiece loading and fixturing can also be customized.
Lucifer Builds Custom Dual-Chamber Furnace
A Midwest company has put a new Red Devil unit into service to heat treat steel parts in-house. Cost effective and customized with safety features, the RD8-KHE18 furnace offers space-saving working dimensions of 12 x 14 x 18 inches in both chambers.
Smart Visual Inspection Technology Meets Metrology Products
A new Mitutoyo-Kitov agreement will lead to the integration of Kitov technologies in Mituoyo’s metrology solutions. Look for future development of more solutions to come from the new partners as they combine Mitutoyo’s measurement technologies with Kitov’s planning and inspection technologies.
Unison Ups Product Support Scope, Accessibility with ‘UltimateCare’
The rebranded service program facilitates selection of the right maintenance solutions, and also offers additional services such as CAD modellng, component prototyping and process optimization. Customers can choose services ala-carte or in tailored, bundled agreements.