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

The Right Solution for My Shop?

BDL-1250/9B 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.

The BDL-1250/9B Beam Drill Line is a machine designed to apply high speed steel (morse taper) drill tooling to the production of heavy structural steel members. Columns in excess of 730 lbs/ft are continually executed with ease on this one-of-a-kind system. Proven to process between 150-180 tons of structural steel per week on average (this can fluctuate based on section size and complexity of operations) the BDL-1250/9B proudly serves not only high throughput facilities, but fabricators who require the ability to process heavy column sizes.



Modular Design

Eliminate Gripper Feed - Eliminate Carriage Mechanism
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; allowing 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

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.

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-1250/9B include, the DGP-1270 and DG-1250 double miter band saws, and also the 1250-510 straight cut saw.
  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-1250/9B 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-1250/9B 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
Powerful Spindle

The BDL-1250/9B Drill Line offers powerful spindle capabilities that surpass others in today's market. The proven nine spindle design of the BDL-1250/9B series of machines has long served as the benchmark for drilling efficiency within the structural steel industry.
  Multi-Spindle Drilling
BDL-1250/9B - 3 Spindle Drilling
Multi-Spindle Drilling

Continuous production can be stifled when frequent tool change is required. The BDL-1250/9B from Peddinghaus Corporation comes standard with three spindles 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 maximum efficiency in mind.
  Smart Spindle Drilling
Smart Spindle Drilling
Smart Spindle Drilling

Take the guess work out of drilling, finish every hole in a profile, in the fastest manner possible, using the Peddinghaus Smart Spindle approach. Not all material is perfect. Flanges can be "toed in", "toed out" or it can simply be rolled at a varied thickness, this is the nature of structural steel.

THE SMART SPINDLE DRILLING SEQUENCE:
  1. Rapid Approach
  2. Tool comes into contact with the surface of the material, and an internal proximity switch is triggered
  3. Upon triggering the internal switch, the spindle enters pre-programmed feed rates
  4. When material breakthrough occurs the switch is released, signifying that the hole has been completed
  5. Tool is rapidly retracted and advances to the next hole in a pattern
  Powerful Spindle Motors
Powerful Spindle Motors
Powerful Spindle Motors

Equipped with a powerful 15 HP spindle motor, the BDL-1250/9B to endure the most rugged drilling applications. Complemented with High Speed Steel (HSS) insert tooling or Twist Drills, the spindle motor of the BDL-1250/9B is the ideal solution.
  MQL Lubrication
MQL Lubrication
MQL Lubrication

Eliminate maintenance and overhead costs associated with water mixtures and flood coolants. The Peddinghaus BDL-1250/9B 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, and 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 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.

Roller Measurement

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

Layout Marking/Scribing

Layout Marking/Scribing
Layout Marking/Scribing

Layout marking and carbide scribing are critical to accuracy, and reliability in today's modern fabrication shops. The BDL-1250/9B offers a unique integrated carbide scribing station on the top flange of a profile, while also performing streamlined layout marking via each of the available drill spindles.
  Carbide Scribing
Carbide Scribing
Carbide Scribing

Ideal for part marking, the BDL-1250/9B drill line requires no tool change to apply piece marks while doing so at multiple depths, sizes, and orientations with ease.
  Layout Marking
Layout Marking
Layout Marking

Automated layout marking can be achieved on the BDL-1250/9B using the drill spindles as marking tools. A short stroke is applied with the spindle while rotating to apply a small "dimple" or "pop-mark" that is easily visible to welding and layout personnel. Not only is this method of layout marking faster than carbide scribing, it can be more cost efficient by eliminating further mechanisms and consumables.
  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 can 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".

Siemens Control

Siemens Control
Siemens Control

The Peddinghaus BDL-1250/9B features 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.




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-1250/9B


Number of Spindles
9
Maximum Section Width
50"
Maximum Section Height
24"
Minimum Section Width
3"
Minimum Section Height
3/4"
Spindle Horsepower
15 HP
Spindle Speed
62-900 RPM
Maximum Hole Size
2"
Maximum Weight/Length
848 lbs/ft
Maximum Total Weight
43,800 lbs
Machine Weight
26,800 lbs