Keep any eye on maintaining these horizontal boring mill parts

Keep any eye on maintaining these horizontal boring mill parts

Horizontal boring mills work tirelessly for hours on end, it is quite possible they’re utilized in some fashion 6 out of 7 days a week. Businesses are confident operating with them for long periods, more often than not, due to their trust in the brand (e.g. FERMAT machinery). 


Nonetheless, even top-grade equipment is not immune to folly. Periodic and consistent maintenance are necessary for efficient function. 

Ensuring your machine goes the distance means having a strategic eye for areas more prone to failure. As luck would have it, there are five parts that, if kept in good stead, are the cornerstone to well-served milling operations.

The central nervous system

FERMAT machines, as an example, are equipped with high-level processors that allow horizontal boring mills to perform rapid and accurate milling processes. However, should these processors malfunction, your CNC controls, which operate the milling heads and other parts of the unit, will go haywire if left in a state of disrepair. 

Your measurement tools

Guideways make sure you're processing the right length and area of your set workpiece. These measuring tools are vast and dense, but they make it easy to drill, mill, or cut right into a workpiece while adhering to the client's design specifications. Regular maintenance should, in an ideal work environment, involve calibration inspections every day.

Intuitive workpiece table

Rotary tables do more than just streamline the ability to rotate workpieces on horizontal boring mills, they make sure you can access all areas of it. Through use of hydraulics, it can start and stop rotation during the machining process. Upon this mechanism failing, it could spell trouble for lingering custom parts deadlines in the future. Detail-oriented regular maintenance is certainly a must for rotary tables.

Time-saving head changers

Directly working with CNC processors, a malfunction in a unit's automatic head changer can result to machine breakdown or a poorly-processed workpiece. Modern horizontal boring mills from FERMAT use multiple heads to save time, but you must have a comprehensive maintenance plan in place to avoid malfunction during operation.

Programming errors

Modern boring mills use programming to implement CNC automation routines, control drill bit speeds, and measurement offsets. When the programming isn't in line with the machine's tool calibration, it can lead to disastrous results for a project. You'll need professional technicians knowledgeable about FERMAT machinery or boring equipment specialists to get things right as soon as possible.

Boring machines straight to your business doors

If you need to replace any horizontal boring mills with the best FERMAT-manufactured machinery, TOS America can deliver new equipment right to your facility. With decades of experience importing and maintaining FERMAT machinery for Canadian companies, we are confident in our ability to provide excellent service. Contact us to learn more about what we can do for you!

This is a great quick reference guide for prioritizing which horizontal boring mills parts to service. Once we got in the groove of maintaining these parts our horizontal boring mills showed no hiccups!
Posted by: Patrick | March 26, 2020, 2:22 pm
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