Difference between Vertical and Horizontal Boring Mills Part 2

Difference between Vertical and Horizontal Boring Mills Part 2

In our previous blog, we talked about the various features of vertical mills. In this blog, let us turn our attention to horizontal boring mills.

A horizontal boring mill has the capacity to do different machining operations such as contouring, boring, reaming, shaping, tapping, facing, milling and drilling. Horizontal boring equipment is usually employed when large parts need to be bored with the help of a horizontally positioned spindle. In this position, the spindle is parallel to the work table as well as to the ground. One of the biggest advantages when this machining tool is employed is that even parts that are bigger than the table can be machined, as long as there is an overhead crane to be used. If the parts are bigger than the table, milling is possible. The only thing that is needed is to make sure that the part is positioned on the table securely in order to ensure the safety of the operator as well as the machine.

Horizontal boring equipment resembles that of a standard milling machine. The material is placed on the table to create the desired part with the help of a rotating X-axis. Some people in the industry refer to horizontal boring equipment as “horizontal turret lathe”, so be wary that the terms may be used interchangeably.


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