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Advantage 2 PCD 1100 / 3C - Peddinghaus Beam Drill Lines - Structural Steel Beam Drill Line - Structural Steel Drilling - Structural Steel Equipment and Machinery
Drilling, Scribing, Countersinking, Tapping, Roller Measurement, Milling

The Right Solution for My Shop?

Advantage 2 - Beam Drill Line
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. How do you know if the Advantage 2 is the right machine tool for you? There are many things to consider. Whether it's sheer production throughput, or the versatility of operations, the Advantage 2 has a wide array of benefits.
  Productivity
Productivity
Productivity

The Advantage 2 Beam Drill Line is one of the fastest solutions on today's market for structural steel. Proven to process between 100-150 tons of structural steel per week on average (this can fluctuate based on section size and complexity of operations) the Advantage 2 is ideal for Medium to Large fabricators, or fabricators with specialty applications.
  Versatility and Capacity
Versatility and Capacity
Versatility and Capacity

The Advantage 2 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 five 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
Modular Design

The Peddinghaus Roller Feed design of material measurement allows for an array of material handling options. With Peddinghaus Drill Lines measurement happens at the machine, eliminating separate carriage or gripper feed mechanisms. This allows 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 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

Your material doesn't need electricity, heat, or shelter in order to be stored. So why house all of your material handling inside, consuming valuable shop space, and incurring costly overhead expenses? 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 your shop. Easily unload delivery trucks outside, and load conveyor without slowing other parts of your production.
  Small Facilities, Small Overhead
Small Facilities, Small Overhead
Small Facilities, Small Overhead

Big tonnages in small places - this is the mantra of the Peddinghaus systems department. Smaller spaces equate to lower operating expenses across the board; whether it's heat, electricity, property taxes, or the cost of initial investment. Peddinghaus users commonly employ a garage style structure outside of their main welding and fabrication shop to lower overhead costs, and minimize the hazards caused by housing multiple operations under a single roof.
  Grow In Phases
Grow In Phases
Grow In Phases

A beam drill line should be the building block for future success. At Peddinghaus we encourage our customers to grow in phases, as their production dictates. Many times layouts are designed with future expansion in mind.

Imagine this:
  • Phase 1: Installation of a Drill
  • Phase 2: Place saw in tandem for added flexibility
  • Phase 3: Move the saw and drill apart for maximized throughput
  • Phase 4: Add a coping machine for maximum production
All this is easily achieved with a Peddinghaus Roller Feed system!

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. The Peddinghaus beam drill line can easily accommodate your needs with a new Peddinghaus saw, or an existing saw installed.

Integration Options:
  • In Tandem with Miter Saw
  • In Tandem with Straight Cut Saw
  • In Tandem with Existing Saw (Peddinghaus, or other Manufacturers)
  Split Apart From a Saw
Split Apart From a Saw
Split Apart From a Saw

For maximum throughput, saw tandem systems may not fit your production idyllically; by splitting apart a drill and a saw neither machine waits for the other, and production is maximized. 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.

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.

Applications

Industry Applications

The Advantage 2 is the ideal beam drilling machine for a wide array of applications. Parts up to 44" × 18" 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

Advantage 2 - Beam Drill Line - Powerful Spindle
Powerful Spindle

The Advantage 2 Drill Line offers powerful spindle capabilities that surpass others available on today's market. By combining sophisticated Siemens electronics, heavy duty carbide drilling, and superior feedback, the Advantage 2 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 Advantage 2 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.
  Carbide Tooling
Carbide Tooling
Carbide Tooling

What makes carbide tooling such a powerful production advancement? High speed drilling of up to 3000 RPM and feed rates of nearly 34 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.

How does Peddinghaus ensure maximum tool life with carbide tooling?
  • A rigid workpiece
  • A play free spindle
  • A precision feed
Many antiquated designs utilize modest clamping mechanisms, with Peddinghaus' robust design, not only can carbide tooling be used to drill faster, but also drill longer without the need to replace consumables. 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 workpiece.

The industry leading clamping system of the PCD-C features the following:
  • Independent horizontal clamping systems to accommodate maximized clamping pressure
  • Innovative vertical clamping designs for a rigid grasp of flanges
  • Robust support, and clamping rollers on all surfaces of a profile
  • Superior web clamping system that holds the web firmly on a wide array of profiles
  MQL Lubrication
MQL Lubrication
MQL Lubrication

Eliminate the maintenance and overhead costs associated with water mixtures and flood coolants. The Peddinghaus Advantage 2 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; the 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 stress fractures within material, which in some applications is unacceptable. Applications such as bridge work, or specialty industrial jobs, engineers and regulating bodies simply do not allow punched or thermally generated (plasma or oxy cut) holes.

Beyond engineering specifications, punching is limited to a 1:1 material thickness: hole diameter ratio. This paired with the hardening of today's recycled materials proves challenging to traditional punching technology.

Tool Changer

Advantage 2 - Beam Drill Line - 5 Station Tool Changer
5 Station Tool Changer

With a machine as versatile as the Advantage 2, a robust tool change method is required to maintain ultimate efficiency. The automatic tool changing stations are located on each drilling axes.

The tool changing stations have a unique machined holder design that ensures all tools are securely held within their station regardless of weight, or length.

When compared to primitive tool changer designs that rely upon tension wire springs for minimal tool support, the Advantage 2 reigns supreme.



Operations

Tapping/Countersinking
Versatile Operations

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

These operations are achieved on the Advantage 2 using the continuous linear feedback of the spindle, and Siemens precision servo motors. Through complete motion control, the Advantage 2 can outperform and outlast drill lines of the past in modern applications.


Layout Marking

Advantage 2 - Beam Drill Line - Automated Layout Marking - Part Marking - Scribing
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 Advantage 2 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 Advantage 2 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 already in the spindle and just 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. This hard stamping option will hold up to 36 characters or numbers, and will stamp characters at a rate of 1 character per second. Part numbers are stamped to a depth of 1/32" and at a height of 1/2".

Roller Measurement

Advantage 2 - Beam Drill Line - 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 actually drives the material through the machine with a powerful drive roller mechanism. By 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
  The MultMaster
The MultMaster
The MultMaster

For fabricators who are required to process large volumes of short structural pieces, the MultMaster measurement system is the ideal supplement to an Advantage-2 drill line in tandem with a band saw. When complemented by a MultMaster measurement system, the Advantage-2 drill line is arranged before the band saw (as opposed to the saw positioned before the drill in a typical Peddinghaus installation).

Using the Roller Feed© measurement technology of the Advantage-2, the system will alternate drilling and sawing as the section passes through the system. At the point in which the material is about to exit the drill, the MultMaster measurement system is engaged, adhering to the end of material, and acting as an extension of the material being processed. Automated measurement continues with the aid of the MultMaster, ensuring that even the smallest parts are processed using CNC automation.

Electrical

Advantage 2 - Beam Drill Line - Siemens Electronics
Electrical Features

From the electrical cabinet to the drive motors, the Advantage 2 is equipped with Siemens electronics from 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 Advantage 2 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 Motors
Siemens Spindle Motors
Siemens Spindle Motors

The 25 HP Siemens Spindle motors of the Advantage-2 provides the precision feedback, and raw power required in today's fast paced world of steel 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.

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 - PCD 1100 - 3C - Advantage 2


Number of Spindles
3
Maximum Profile Width
44”
Maximum Profile Height
18”
Minimum Profile Width
2”
Minimum Profile Height
3/4”
Tool Changer
YES
Number of Available Tool Stations
5
Spindle Horse Power / Speed
25HP / 0-3000 RPM
Maximum Hole Size (HSS Twist)
1-9/16” Diameter
Maximum Hole Size (Carbide)
1-1/4” Diameter
Maximum Weight Section Size
300 lbs / foot
Maximum Profile Weight - Total
18,000 lbs
Machine Weight
20,100 lbs