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11-12-2019
Boring Mill Advancements for Efficient Machining Operations

Boring Mill Advancements for Efficient Machining Operations
Fabricating heavy-duty components with boring mills is a machining process that can require many intensive work hours. But the improvements made in various techniques, technologies, and procedures have made it possible to consolidate these different machining processes like milling, drilling, boring, threading, and more can now be done within the confines of a boring mill. 
 
Advancements like this mean operators and technicians are now tasked to take more considerations into account compared to the conventional boring mills they may be accustomed to. The three factors outlined below are best served to extrapolate on this train of thought.
 
Linear Guideways
These guideways have paved the way for faster movement and less effort in positioning the machine’s axes. The result? Better positioning accuracy and lower energy demands. Recent advances around boring mills include heavier and more precise linear guideways, ensuring large-scale machinery conduct their work promptly and accurately. It is important to note that one of the most important factors when it comes to maintaining linear guideway accuracy is by having a solid and robust foundation. 
 
Automatic Head Changers (AHCs)
Controlled via CNC, these components are now commonplace in the boring mills of today. The function of AHCs is to combine several heads which can be changed very fast, allowing different operations to be completed on the workpiece without having to move it into a different location around the shop. It is pragmatic solution to allow the machine to perform an array of tasks, including milling, reaming, threading, and creating bores.  
 
Tilting Spindle 
As one of the newer technologies, this has been specifically developed by Fermat for application in the wind turbine hubs. It enters the workpiece at an angle, a previously impossible undertaking on old-fashioned mills. This setup also allows for a single operator to perform three-sided machining, all thanks to the multiaxis control technology made possible by the CNC technology.
 
Proud Distributors of FERMAT Machinery
Whether it’s horizontal or vertical boring equipment, we at TOS America put every effort in place to distribute the best FERMAT machinery across Canada (excluding Quebec). Having gained a well-deserved reputation, FERMAT boring equipment is now seen in facilities across the world. Get in touch, we’re here to help steer you towards the ideal milling machine for your specific needs.

 


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