New drilling machine takes a bow
The recent EMO exhibition in Hannover, Germany saw the debut of Vernet Behringer’s new HD-X combined drilling machine. The company claims this unit has been developed as a result of information gained from the market, and keeping a watch on the design demands.
The model features an additional ‘X’ axis on three spindles and is said to be a very practical addition to the company’s HD CNC drilling machine range.
Vernet Behringer’s HD range is designed for high speed drilling with solid carbide, carbide tips and HSS. The HDX machines add to the range and are said to offer higher productivity and increased accuracy.
As well as the X-axis carriage for the overall positioning of the part, each spindle is able to move 500mm independently in the X-axis. This enables, drilling ‘off-centre’ holes simultaneously in three planes, the machining of groups of holes within a 500mm envelope without unclamping or clamping, and the milling of slots with material fully clamped giving vibration free machining.
Machines are currently available with capacities from 700mm × 400mm to 2000mm × 600mm.