AutoDrill System Helps Customer Increase Drilling and Tapping ProductionApril 1, 2012
An AutoDrill designed system recently helped a customer significantly increase production in their drilling and tapping operations, the company said.
Linear adjusting drills were incorporated for varied hole spacing options on a large part. Multiple spindle head drills were placed on the units for closely spaced holes, and optional peck or standard drill cycles were incorporated into the controls. The customer achieved a faster production rate than they could accomplish with their multi-axis CNC machines, the company said. AutoDrill designed the system containing two head patterns. The first contained a five-hole pattern and the second an eight-hole pattern. AutoDrill manufactured the multi-spindle for their exact patterns.
In a second step, the same linear adjusting set-up was incorporated for a tapping operation. Even larger gang drill heads were mounted onto AutoDrill's Control Feed Tapper units. These Control Feed Tappers allowed the customer to adjust the feed rate in both the forward and return stroke precisely to match the pitch of the threads they were creating. Because of this simple adjustment, the customer can tap their coarse and fine threaded holes with the same machine and make a changeover in less than 60 seconds. The heads were made in a large rectangular pattern containing 36 spindles total. Because of this set-up, the customer was able to tap many small parts in one stroke once again working much faster than their existing CNC, said the company.
AutoDrill heads can be powered by AutoDrill brand self-feeding equipment or fitted to competitor's units, most drill presses or milling machines. Manually loaded heads can also be created for CNC units with CATxx and similar tapers. For more information contact:
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Millington, NJ 07946
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