New high speed drilling line from FICEP
Italian steel processing equipment manufacturer FICEP has launched a new CNC high speed drilling line called RAPID.
Said to be suitable for angles and flats, RAPID is also said to offer high productivity, quality, flexibility, accuracy and lower production costs.
FICEP says RAPID offers faster drilling and scribing speeds at minimum cost, slotting in any direction, angle heel milling, and other machining features. With the option of using indexable carbide drilling tools it allows the machine to be one of the fastest on the market.
The CNC materials handling system loads the angles on to the conveyor track, which then automatically clamps the workpiece in position and every process then takes place sequentially.
The two drilling heads are equipped with very powerful direct drive spindles and an automatic tool changer with six positions for each of the spindles.
The CNC system controls spindle positioning and feed rates and linear guides with controlled servomotors and ball screws ensure maximum precision on every axis.
The RAPID CNC drilling lines are also modular and can incorporate scribing, hard stamp marking, single or double shearing or a high-speed circular carbide saw.
Optional hard stamping CNC marking units have 8 selectable cassette types, each one including 13 characters.