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BDL-1250/9D - Peddinghaus Beam Drill Lines - Structural Steel Beam Drill Line - Structural Steel Drilling - Structural Steel Equipment and Machinery
Drilling, Tapping, Countersinking, Roller Measurement, Scribing, Hard Stamp

The Right Solution for My Shop?

The Right Solution for My Shop?

In the world of fabrication there is no such thing as "one size fits all" equipment. Each machine has an ideal application, and for each Fabricator there is an ideal machine.
  Productivity
Productivity
Productivity

The BDL-1250/9D Beam Drill Line has proven to be the highest tonnage drill line available on the market today. The sheer throughput of the machine is perfect for fabricators processing the heaviest sections. Columns in excess of 730 lbs/ft are continually executed with ease on this one-of-a-kind system. Proven to process an average of 200 plus tons of structural steel per week, the BDL-1250/9D proudly serves some of the world's largest fabricators.
  Versatility and Capacity
Versatility and Capacity
Versatility and Capacity

The BDL-1250/9D Beam Drill Line is the ideal machine for fabricators with requirements that can be automated with the following functions:
  • Processing of sections with up to three tool selections in each drilling axis
  • Thread Tapping
  • Countersinking
  • Carbide Drilling
  • 4-Axis carbide scribing for layout marking and part designation

Modular Design

Modular Design

The Peddinghaus Roller Feed material measurement system allows for an array of material handling options. With Peddinghaus Drill Lines, measurement happens at the machine, eliminating separate carriage or gripper feed mechanisms, allowing for total layout flexibility. Peddinghaus conveyors can be quickly expanded, split apart, transferred across from either side (datum or non datum) and modified with no sacrifice in machine accuracy or functionality. The elimination of unnecessary mechanism also allows for superior durability, as Peddinghaus material handling can be easily stored outside in any climate. In addition, the modular design of Roller Measurement gives fabricators the ability to expand their production on an as needed basis or as business dictates, allowing for unmatched potential.
  How do I Setup My Shop?
How do I Setup My Shop?
How do I Setup My Shop?

Shop layout and material handling efficiency is paramount for cost savings. Every time a profile is handled with a crane, profits are lost. This unnecessary shop cost not only slows the productivity of other processes, but creates unneeded work related hazards. With the help of Peddinghaus' seasoned layout engineers and systems personnel fabricators learn the secrets to shop floor success without experiencing the pitfalls of poor layout and planning.
  Store Material Outside
Store Material Outside
Store Material Outside

Material does not need electricity, heat, or shelter in order to be stored. Peddinghaus' Roller Feed design makes it easy to place material handling outdoors. On top of saving shop space, this innovative method eliminates unnecessary crane handling that inhibits other operations inside of the shop. Easily unload delivery trucks outside, and load conveyor without slowing other parts of production.
  Small Facilities, Small Overhead
Small Facilities, Small Overhead
Small Facilities, Small Overhead

Big tonnage in small places is the mantra of the Peddinghaus systems department. Smaller spaces equate to decreased operating expenses across the board. Peddinghaus users commonly use a "garage" structure outside of the main welding and fabrication shop to lower overhead costs, and minimize the hazards caused by housing multiple operations under a single roof.

Saw Integration

Saw Integration

Drilling and sawing need to work in harmony, no matter your operation. The big question is how to arrange such a system to receive desired throughput. Peddinghaus machines, due to their modular design, are capable of being placed in tandem, or split apart from a saw to suit each need.
  Process in Tandem with a Saw
Process in Tandem with a Saw
Process in Tandem with a Saw

Peddinghaus Beam Drilling Machines are capable of automatic or semi-automatic operation with an array of band sawing solutions. Whether using a new saw that Peddinghaus offers, or an existing saw that is already installed, the Peddinghaus beam drill line can easily accommodate your needs.

Integration Options:
  • In Tandem with Miter Saw
  • In Tandem with Straight Cut Saw
  • In Tandem with Existing Saw (Peddinghaus, or other Manufacturers)
Ideal sawing machines to integrate with the BDL-1250/9D include, the DGP-1270 and DG-1250 double miter band saws, and also the 1250-510 straight cut saw.

*Although capable of production in tandem with a band saw - it is recommended that the BDL-1250/9D not be placed in line with a saw due to its extraordinarily high production capability.
  Split Apart From a Saw
Split Apart From a Saw
Split Apart From a Saw

If you are looking for maximum throughput, saw tandem systems may not fit your production idyllically. Splitting apart a drill and a saw, allows neither machine to wait on the other, maximizing production. Saw measurement options are available via the Peddinghaus AccuMeasure Roller Feed measurement system. The AccuMeasure allows for complete handling versatility, while maintaining a streamlined CNC solution. Available for all Peddinghaus automatic band saws, the AccuMeasure is the ideal complement to a complete Peddinghaus system.

Ideal sawing machines to include with the BDL-1250/9D include, the DGP-1270 and DG-1250 double miter band saws, and also the 1250-510 straight cut saw.

Support

24 Hour Steel Fabrication Support
Global Support

At Peddinghaus service is our top priority. Peddinghaus offers a global team of customer support representatives that are always available at the Peddinghaus 24 hour customer support center. Through state-of-the-art remote diagnostic software, readily available local field support, and the industry leading warranty, support from Peddinghaus is only a call or a click away.
  24 Hour Tech Center
24 Hour Tech Center
24 Hour Tech Center

To service our global clientele, Peddinghaus proudly provides our partners with 24 hour technical support. Our inside service staff have years of experience in the field, assembly, or factory checkout; providing them with hands-on experience with most machines. At Peddinghaus our staff is not only available when you need them, but they maintain superior knowledge to solve questions as they arise.
  Powerful Field Service Staff
Powerful Field Service Staff
Powerful Field Service Staff

Although 90% of support issues can be resolved by our 24 Hour Tech Support center, an expansive network of 50+ Peddinghaus field service personnel are stationed throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Russia, and Australia.
  Remote Diagnostics
Remote Diagnostics
Remote Diagnostics

Peddinghaus inside service technicians don't need to be at your machine to solve a question you may have. A common internet connection is all that is needed for the Peddinghaus technician to operate your control as if he was standing with you at the machine. The Powerful Windows® based Siemens control used on Peddinghaus equipment allows for this capability, and provides superior diagnostics via Windows® based atmosphere.
  Web Camera Troubleshooting
Web Camera Troubleshooting
Web Camera Troubleshooting

Not every problem can be diagnosed with remote assistance. Mechanical issues or questions that require the human eye are still common. Peddinghaus machines are shipped with high definition web cameras and software; allowing Peddinghaus employees to vividly experience the activity at the installation without the need to leave the office.

This feature is also available as an upgrade to all existing Peddinghaus machines maintaining a Windows® interface.

Industry Applications

Industry Applications

The BDL-1250/9D is the ideal beam drilling machine for a wide array of applications. Parts up to 50" × 24" can be processed with ease.

Common structural fabrication part production includes:
  • Floor Beams
  • Columns
  • Joist Components
  • Truss Components
  • Girder Components
  • Beam Girder Processing
  • Composite Beam Components
  • Purlins
Common Structural Projects:
  • Industrial Pipe Racks
  • Power Plants
  • Schools
  • Apartment Complexes
  • Office Buildings
  • Strip Malls
  • High Rise Components
Common manufacturing applications include:
  • Wind Tower Component Production
  • Sign Structure Components
  • Conveyor Manufacturing
  • Mining Equipment
  • Earth Moving Equipment
  • Transformers
  • Trailer Manufacturing
  • Stone Crushing Equipment
  • Solar Panel Fabrication

Powerful Spindle

Powerful Spindle

The BDL-1250/9D Drill Line offers powerful spindle capabilities that surpass others on today's market. Combining sophisticated Siemens electronics, heavy duty carbide drilling, and superior feedback the BDL-1250/9D drill spindle is more versatile, and more efficient than all others before it.
  Powerful Spindle Motor
Powerful Spindle Motor
Powerful Spindle Motor

A high torque Siemens 25 HP spindle motor is employed on the BDL-1250/9D to endure the most rugged drilling applications. This spindle specific motor utilizes an array of feedback that allows it to compensate for hard or soft spots in material (maintaining proper chip load), as well as execute tapping or countersinking operations.
  Multi-Spindle Drilling
Multi-Spindle Drilling
Multi-Spindle Drilling

Continuous production can be stifled when frequent tool change is required. The BDL-1250/9D from Peddinghaus Corporation comes standard with a three spindle drilling unit in each drilling axis; eliminating the need to change tooling in programs with up to three hole diameters. Each of these powerful spindles are designed with Carbide Drilling in mind, and allow for the fastest drilling times on the market today.
  Carbide Tooling
Carbide Tooling
Carbide Tooling

What makes carbide tooling such a powerful production advancement? High speed drilling of up to 1800 RPM and feed rates of nearly 27 IPM. Carbide tooling provides opportunities where traditional high speed tooling falls short.

Although carbide tooling is easier to maintain due to its insert design, carbide itself is a fickle material. Carbide inserts of modern machine tools can exert incredible production power; however, simply dropping the tool on the floor can damage the carbide tip.

Peddinghaus provides maximum tool life by providing:
  • A rigid workpiece
  • A play free spindle
  • A precision feed
Peddinghaus users experience average tool life of 1,000-1,500 holes per insert, maximizing return on investment (ROI).
  Smart Spindle Drilling
Smart Spindle Drilling
Smart Spindle Drilling

Don’t guess at drilling operations; finish every hole in a profile as quickly as possible using the Peddinghaus Smart Spindle approach. Not all material is perfect; flanges can be ‘toed in‘, ’toed out‘ or simply rolled at a varied thickness, this is the nature of structural steel. Before drilling, data is collected to distinguish all dimensions involved, and Smart Spindle takes place.

SMART SPINDLE DRILLING SEQUENCE:
  1. Rapid Approach
  2. Tool probes against material if length is not already established
  3. The tool then retracts, spins in open air, and samples ’air drilling’ torque
  4. Machine enters drilling feeds/speeds and begins hole creation. 90% through theoretical thickness of material (thickness material is supposed to be) the drill begins to monitor spindle torque again
  5. Upon breakthrough of material, the machine senses a drop in torque similar to the ’air drilling’ reading
  6. Tool is rapidly retracted and advances to the next hole in a pattern
  Superior Clamping
Superior Clamping
Superior Clamping

Superior clamping is key to carbide tool life, and a higher Return on Investment (ROI). Proper clamping for carbide drilling requires maximum roller support, superior surface area contact, and innovative methods to ensure a rigid work piece.

The industry leading clamping system of the BDL-1250/9D maintains the following:
  • A Z-Tower braking system that locks horizontal clamping in place (resistant to up to 20,000 lbs) of force
  • Comprehensive 4-point vertical clamping system
  MQL Lubrication
MQL Lubrication
MQL Lubrication

Eliminate maintenance and overhead costs associated with water mixtures and flood coolants. The Peddinghaus BDL-1250/9D utilizes a modern vegetable oil based Minimum Quantity Lubrication (MQL) system which applies lubrication directly to the cutting surface. This "nearly dry" method of drilling offers benefits that are profound compared to yesterday's drill lubrication methods:
  • Eliminate the need to clean parts before painting, welding, or other processes
  • Remove health risks associated with chemical laden or slippery work conditions
  • Drilling lubricant becomes vapor; this vegetable oil based solution offers a safe alternative to chemical based water mixtures
  Why Drill Not Punch?
Why Drill Not Punch?
Why Drill Not Punch?

Punching has traditionally been recognized as an efficient and inexpensive form of hole creation. This method allows you to create slots, squares, and round holes in seconds with minimal mess, or maintenance.

Although punching is fast and affordable, it also creates small stress fractures within the material, which in some applications is unacceptable. Applications such as bridge work, or specialty industrial jobs, engineers and regulating personnel do not accept punched or thermally generated (plasma or oxy cut) holes.

Beyond engineering specifications, punching is limited to a maximum of 1-1/4" thick material and a 1:1 material thickness to hole diameter ratio. This paired with the hardening of today's recycled materials proves challenging to traditional punching technology.
  Tapping/Countersinking
Tapping/Countersinking
Tapping/Countersinking

Tapping and countersinking are becoming more common, not only throughout the structural world, but within the manufacturing sector as well. Thread tapping in applications where a bolt would be previously welded are expedited whilst countersinking allows for bolt heads to be tucked away in final assembly.

These operations are achieved on the BDL-1250/9D using the continuous linear feedback of the spindle, and Siemens precision spindle motors. Through complete motion control the BDL-1250/9D can outperform and outlast drill lines of the past in these modern applications.

Roller Measurement

Roller Measurement

Peddinghaus' Roller Measurement allows for supreme flexibility in regards to material handling, and overall production capacity. This unique form of measurement drives the material through the machine with a powerful drive roller mechanism. Applying a set of precision encoders that track distance the material has traveled, the machine is able to quickly and accurately produce perfect parts.

Benefits of the Peddinghaus Roller Feed system can include:
  • Minimized footprint - store material outside, and allow material to easily pass through a small doorway through the exterior walls of your facility
  • No length restriction - stock length is dictated only by weight
  • Load profiles of all shapes and sizes one after another without any stop in production - no need to wait for the return or unload of a gripper carriage, no need to change clamping devices

Electrical Features

Electrical Features

The BDL-1250/9D is equipped with Siemens electronics top to bottom. Siemens provides the industry's leading quality, spare parts guarantee and availability no matter where in the globe the end user is located.
  Siemens Control
Siemens Control
Siemens Control

The Peddinghaus BDL-1250/9D comes with the industry leading CNC control panel from Siemens. This powerful multi-axis control panel offers the flexibility of a Windows® interface, while maintaining the robust build and quality of a shop hardened CNC control. The unmatched global access to spare parts, service, and industry leading warranty prove Siemens to be the ultimate electronics provider in today's machine tool market.
  Siemens Spindle Motor
Siemens Spindle Motor
Siemens Spindle Motor

The 25 HP Siemens Spindle motor of the BDL-1250/9D provides the precision feedback, and raw power required in today's fast paced world of plate fabrication. Old fashioned "stepper" motors or "frequency" motors do not provide the feedback to maintain optimal carbide tool life. The data can include real-time RPM’s, drill torque, and tool rotational position.

Layout/Part Marking

Layout/Part Marking

Automated layout marking allows for accuracies and efficiencies only CNC equipment can offer. Current layout procedures include manual measurement, the reference of hard copy prints, and the application of layout marks using 'soap stone' or similar marking tool. The BDL-1250/9D from Peddinghaus helps alleviate the burden of layout marking through several techniques.
  4-Axis Carbide Scribing
4-Axis Carbide Scribing
4-Axis Carbide Scribing

4-Axis carbide scribing is available on the BDL-1250/9D drill line. Optional marking tools are stored within each of the drilling axes and selected upon program command. This combined with an optional underside marking system provides the ability to mark on the top/bottom flange of a profile as well as the top/bottom of a web. Multiple marking depths are available for desired visibility after coatings processes (adjustable marking depth of 1/16" - 1/8").

Carbide Scribing is ideal for:
  • Marking part numbers - visible after painting, galvanizing, or other coating processes
  • Designating weld locations
  • Providing contour marks for manual cutouts
  Spindle Dimpling ("Pop-Marking")
Spindle Dimpling ("Pop-Marking")
Spindle Dimpling ("Pop-Marking")

If elaborate layout information is unnecessary for operations, pop-marking can be easily applied. Offering both speed and economy, this layout marking solution rotates the drill tool in the spindle and gently touches material. This leaves a small 'dimple' that is perfectly visible to layout and fit-up personnel as they perform post production processes.
  Hard Stamp Part Numbering - The SignoMat
Hard Stamp Part Numbering - The SignoMat
Hard Stamp Part Numbering - The SignoMat

For maximum part numbering efficiency, an optional SignoMat part stamping system can be installed in tandem with the drilling machine. The hard stamping option will hold up to 36 characters or numbers, and will stamp characters at a rate of one character per second. Part numbers are stamped to a depth of 1/32" and at a height of 1/2".

Software

CAD/CAM - Raptor Software - Tekla API
Raptor Software

Raptor software from Peddinghaus is today's premier structural machine tool CAD/CAM platform. Equipped with versatile modules intended to import, design, and export part programs, Raptor is fully customizable for the unique needs of the individual fabricator.

http://www.peddinghaus.com/raptor
  3D Module - Modify, Inspect, Create
Raptor CAD/CAM Software
3D Module - Modify, Inspect, Create

The core of Raptor is the 3D Module. If part data has been imported into Raptor, the 3D Module works as an inspection tool and is capable of modifying imported information. If part files need to be created, the intuitive design and user friendly interface of the 3D Module allows for powerful programming options.
  Tekla API Import Module
Raptor CAD/CAM Software
Tekla API Import Module

For fabricators who desire a more precise, data rich import, a direct Tekla API Module is available for optimized file conversions. Users of Tekla Structures have the option of importing geometry directly into Raptor with no intermediary file conversions. This direct transfer sources the original design of the structure and allows for automatic generation of scribe data.
  DSTV Import Module
Raptor CAD/CAM Software
DSTV Import Module

BIM software programs (such as SDS/2, Tekla Structures, Graitec, and more,) are capable of creating part programs for use within Raptor by exporting data into a common file standard - DSTV. DSTV files are capable of being imported into the Raptor software platform for editing or CNC file creation purposes.
  DSTV Export Module
Raptor CAD/CAM Software
DSTV Export Module

Raptor is capable of exporting part information into a DSTV file format (including scribes, copes, and holes). All enhancements or corrections applied within Raptor are included within the exported DSTV file using this module. The DSTV export module brings the power of Raptor to third party CNC machinery that can import files of this type.
  iDSTV+ and DSTV+ Import/Export Module
Raptor CAD/CAM Software
iDSTV+ and DSTV+ Import/Export Module

Select MRP systems are capable of exporting batch nested files in formats known as DSTV+ and iDSTV+. These file types play an important role in the automated development of cut sheets for production. Raptor is capable of importing and exporting these iDSTV+ and DSTV+ files for production on equipment. This eliminates the need to manually batch nest files, which have already been batch nested within a third party MRP software. Standard DSTV import and export modules are included with the iDSTV+ and DSTV+ Import and Export module.
  Peddimat Import and Export Module
Raptor CAD/CAM Software
Peddimat Import and Export Module

The Peddimat Import/Export Module provides users the ability to create new Peddimat files or utilize existing Peddimat files with Raptor. This option allows users complete flexibility in regards to legacy software compatibility.
  Parts Tracking Module
Raptor CAD/CAM Software
Parts Tracking Module

The Parts Tracking Module is for monitoring the production of parts on Peddinghaus machines using Siemens controls. Now available as an option with Raptor software, the Parts Tracking Module works in the background of the CNC control creating output files that display vital information about part production.

Benefits of the Parts Tracking Module include:
  • Automatic documentation of production
  • Potential to view progress remotely
  • Ability to monitor employee productivity
  • Elimination of human error in the production monitoring process

Machine Specifications

Machine Specifications - BDL-1250/9D


Number of Spindles
9
Maximum Section Width
50"
Maximum Section Height
24"
Minimum Section Width
3"
Minimum Section Height
3/4"
Spindle Horsepower
25 HP
Spindle Speed
145-1800 RPM
Maximum Hole Size
2"
Maximum Section Weight
43,800 Max. Pounds
Machine Weight
32,430 lbs
Inch Layouts
Last Updated On: 10/27/2012
Metric Layouts
Last Updated On: 10/27/2012