At IMTS 2016 Fives Giddings & Lewis will be introducing a new line of U.S.-built T-bed boring mills with high accuracy and cutting capacity — but designed and priced for job-shops. T-bed (or traveling column boring mills move the column in the Z direction and the tables in X axis. Engineered for flat-floor installation, small footprint and low ceiling clearance, the first models of the machine are configured with a 10,000-kg capacity (22,000 lb) 1250 x 1400 mm (49.2 x 55.1 in) contouring rotary table.
Optional 1400 x 1800 mm (55.1 x 70.9 in) tables are available, too.
The machines are sized to fit the smaller physical plant of most job shops and tool rooms. Low height and flat-floor installation facilitate machine relocation, if necessary. An integral table-mounted pan helps contain chips and coolant.
"These job-shop boring mills are the heavyweights in their class, designed with beefy cast-iron structures, a cross-braced column for torsional stiffness, linear scales, a precision hydrostatic contouring table and 25 kN thrust capacity," stated product manager Jim Vadnais. "We developed these machines to meet specific cost, size, feature and performance targets for job shops, while retaining the premium engineering and build quality our larger machines are known for."
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