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HSFDB - Plate Lines - Structural Steel Plate Processors - Plasma Cuttting System - Burn Tables - Automated Fabrication Plasma Cutting Machinery - Peddinghaus
Drilling, Plasma Cutting, Oxy-Fuel Cutting, Scribing, Countersinking, Milling,
Tapping

Reduce Scrap

Reduce Steel Fabrication Scrap
Save on Scrap

Applying innovative cutting techniques, the HSFDB cuts costs on scrap and consumables. Peddinghaus users report common scrap ratios of 4-6%, compared to burn table or gripper measurement methods that commonly exceed 12-20% scrap per sheet. It's easy to see that Peddinghaus solutions are the most cost effective machines to date.

How does the HSFDB provide savings through innovative plasma cutting technology, over competitor designs? The HSFDB processes plate with Peddinghaus' patented roller handling technology; eliminating need to maintain a rigid scrap skeleton, which is critical for measurement on older plate machine designs. Bringing the plate to the operating area of the machine, instead of the other way around, Peddinghaus paves the path to profitability.
  Edge Start Cutting
Edge Start Cutting
Edge Start Cutting

Using Edge Start Cutting, parts are processed from the edge of material; eliminating outside remnant or skeleton scrap. Utilizing powerful plate nesting software, common structural parts such as base plates, and splice plate connections can be processed while yielding virtually zero scrap.
  Common Line Cutting
Common Line Cutting
Common Line Cutting

Multiple parts cut in a single pass - this is the philosophy behind "common cutline" production. A Peddinghaus plate processor can eliminate redundant torch starts using a single start to cut an array of components within a nest. Eliminating the need to maintain scrap between each part, the Peddinghaus plate processor can cut entire zones in a single start, while also utilizing an impressive amount of material; providing lower scrap ratios than any machine on the market today.

Material Handling

Rollerfeed Material Handling
Handle Material More Effectively

Peddinghaus' patented roller feed material handling technology has proven to be the measurement method of choice in thousands of installations throughout the globe. Beyond superior accuracy, Roller Feed measurement allows fabricators to process faster, and fabricate at a lower cost than other designs on the market today.
  Save Shop Space
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Save Shop Space

Your plate 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 also 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.
  Maximize Productivity
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Maximize Productivity

Maximize productivity with superior material handling by employing Peddinghaus' single pass system. Plates can be loaded or staged one after another of varying thicknesses and widths with no stop in production. As the machine processes parts, plate can be loaded simultaneously. As finished parts are dumped onto an optional conveyor, or bin they are removed from the operating area automatically for streamlined material handling.
  1 Operator Does it All
1 Operator
1 Operator Does it All

Peddinghaus machines are designed with one man operation in mind. One operator loads, processes, and unloads the system with ease; performing the work of several employees compared to burn table or gripper based systems. Plate is loaded on conveyor, driven into the machine, processed, and dumped as completed parts onto a conveyor or into a bin for secondary processes.
  Cut Costs by Saving on Scrap
Reduce Scrap
Cut Costs by Saving on Scrap

Eliminate the need to maintain a rigid skeleton structure with the HSFDB. Using Peddinghaus' common cutline or Edge Start techniques, torch starts are minimized, multiple parts can be cut in a single pass, and scrap can be virtually eliminated.

Process Faster

Process Parts Faster
Process Parts Faster

Powerful drilling technology, unmatched material handling efficiency, and superior design make the HSFDB the competitive edge of fabricators all over the globe.

When it comes to speed the HSFDB is not just faster part per part, it's faster throughout the entire production process.

Fabricators commonly indicate production figures from 1-2 tons per hour depending on the type of plate and parts they are running with the HSFDB.



Modern Technology

Modern Steel Fabrication Technology
True Modern Technology

Sophisticated material handling, carbide drilling technology, and the absolute latest in plasma cutting techniques make the HSFDB the most modern plate processor in the world today. How does it measure up when compared to the age old designs of the burn table or gripper style plate processing system? Multiple parts cut in a single pass - this is the philosophy behind "common cutline" production.

A Peddinghaus plate processor can eliminate redundant torch starts using a single start to cut an array of components within a nest. Eliminating the need to maintain scrap between each part, the Peddinghaus plate processor can cut entire zones in a single start, while also utilizing an impressive amount of material; providing lower scrap ratios than any machine on the market today.

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 Support
24 Hour Tech Center

To service our global clientele, Peddinghaus proudly provides our partners with 24 hour technical support. When our customers need an expert, they know that one will be available around the clock. Many of our inside service staff have years of experience in the field, assembly, or factory checkout, providing them with an intimate knowledge of the machine in question. At Peddinghaus our staff is not only available when you need them, but maintains superior knowledge to solve questions as they arise.
  Powerful Field Service Staff
Field Service
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 and the Peddinghaus technician can 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 its Windows® based atmosphere.
  Web Cam Troubleshooting
Web Cam Troubleshooting
Web Cam 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 cams 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 HSFDB is the ideal plate processor for a wide array of applications. Plate up to 8' wide and 4" thick can be processed with ease.

Common Structural Fabrication Applications Include:
  • Base Plates
  • Splice Plates
  • Gusset Plates
  • Bridge Components
  • End Plates
  • Shear tabs
  • Web Stiffeners
  • Moment Connections
  • Cap Plates
  • Bracing Connections
  • Transmission Tower Connections
Common Manufacturing Applications Include:
  • High Tensile Steel Processing (Testing completed on materials with a brinnell hardness of 500 HBW)
  • Wind Tower Component Production
  • Sign Structure Components
  • Conveyor Manufacturing
  • Wear Part Manufacturing
  • Mining Equipment
  • Earth Moving Equipment
  • Transformers
  • Trailer Manufacturing
  • Stone Crushing Equipment

Powerful Spindle

Powerful Spindle Motor
Powerful Spindle

The HSFDB plate processor offers an assortment of features for faster drilling than ever before. Whether it's the 8 station tool changer, powerful spindle motor, robust clamping system or Minimum Quantity Lubrication each of these features expedite production for start to finish efficiency.
  Powerful Spindle Motor
Powerful Spindle Motor
Powerful Spindle Motor

A high torque Siemens 48 HP spindle motor is employed on the HSFDB 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), perform tapping or countersinking, and execute face milling, or oversized drilling.
  8 Station Tool Changer
8 Station Tool Changer
8 Station Tool Changer

With a machine as versatile as the HSFDB, a robust method of tool change is required to maintain ultimate efficiency. The unique tool changer design of the HSFDB accompanies the spindle throughout its entire range of motion. This ensures that no time is wasted when a new tool must be retrieved. Each drilling unit is immediately available as needed.
  Carbide Tooling
Carbide Tooling
Carbide Tooling

What makes carbide tooling such a powerful cost cutting instrument? High speed drilling of up to 2250 RPM and feed rates of nearly 30 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 gearbox
  • A precision feed
Peddinghaus users experience average tool life of 1,700-2,000 holes per insert, maximizing return on investment (ROI).
  Smart Spindle Drilling
Smart Spindle Drilling
Smart Spindle Drilling

Why guess at your drilling operations? Finish every hole in a profile, in the fastest manner possible using the Peddinghaus Smart Spindle Approach. Before drilling, data is collected to distinguish all dimensions involved, and Smart Spindle takes place.

DATA COLLECTION:
  • Tool length is either entered directly into the control, or automatically measured using a mechanical probe mechanism
  • The non-datum and leading edge of the plate is located using state-of-the-art laser reference technology
  • The thickness of the material is determined based on the resting roller location of the material drive and clamping mechanism
  • The control understands where the underside and datum edge of the plate are located as these are fixed positions on the machine where the material rests
SMART SPINDLE DRILLING:
  • The machine knows both tool length and material surface, this allows the spindle to approach the material rapidly to a safe distance, and then enters drilling feed rates
  • Once the machine enters the drilling feed rates it knows the location of the end of the tool and the underside of the material. At the point in which the end of the tool travels past the of the profile the machine knows the hole must have been completed
  • Upon hole completion, the drill tool is lifted a short distance above material and traverses immediately to the next hole in the program
  Superior Clamping
Superior Clamping
Superior Clamping

12 tons of clamping pressure is applied to the entire width of material via drive roller and clamping bar. This ensures maximum rigidity at the drilling surface. Upon completion of a hole, tools are safe as all support beneath the material is away from the drilling location.

Dated designs commonly allow tooling to collide with slats and other support mechanisms. In addition, these systems commonly only offer a single probe for material clamping - if any clamping is employed at all.

Not only does this out-dated method cause costly premature tool failure, but support slat maintenance adds an entirely new requirement to the daily workload.
  MQL Lubrication
MQL Lubrication
MQL Lubrication

Eliminate the maintenance and overhead costs associated with water mixtures and flood coolants. The Peddinghaus HSFDB 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 flood coolant methods:
  • Eliminate the need to clean parts before painting, welding, or other processes
  • Minimize the cost to maintain a system that filters flood coolant/table water and cycles it continuously through the spindle and drilling system
  • Eliminate the need to add mixture to water tables, preventing it from becoming stagnant
  • 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
  • Vegetable oil based lubrication system uses a nominal amount of eco-friendly solution to lubricate through the tool
  • 97% air, 3% eco-friendly lubricant
  Why Drill Not Punch?
Drilling vs. Punching
Why Drill Not Punch?

Not only has punching long been known as an economic way to process plate, it also allows fabricators to create slots, squares, and round holes quickly with little mess or maintenance. Drilling machines are becoming more flexible with the ability to mill slots and face mill components.

Something to consider is whether punched holes are acceptable for the application. Punching creates stress fractures within material, which can be undesirable based on the specifications stated. Applications such as bridges or specialty industrial situations do not allow punched or thermally generated holes.

Punching is also limited to a maximum material thickness of 1-1/4"; this paired with the hardening of today's recycled materials provide challenges to traditional punching technology.
  Oversize Drilling Option
Oversize Drilling Option
Oversize Drilling Option

In applications that require many holes to be drilled in plate exceeding 1-9/16" in thickness, Peddinghaus recommends a specialized "Oversized Hole" drilling option to ensure maximum tool life. Extensive testing has found that the application of high volumes of air combined with Eco-Friendly Minimum Quantity Lubrication and precision lead screw feeds are capable of exceeding tool manufacturers' expectations for longevity. Recent tests have illustrated a common tool life of nearly 400 holes without the need to index or change a carbide insert when drilling 2-3/4" holes in 3" thick plate continuously.

Versatile Operations

Versatile Operations

A wide array of operations sets the HSFDB plate processor apart from other plate machines. Ideal for Service Centers and Manufacturing, the features of Tapping, Countersinking, and different Milling options make this machine affective in all heavy plate fabrication processes.
  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 HSFDB using the continuous linear feedback of the spindle, and Siemens precision servo motors. Through complete motion control the HSFDB can outperform and outlast plate processors of the past in these modern applications.
  Milling
Face Milling, Slot Milling, Hole Milling, End Milling
Milling

Face Milling, Slot Milling, and Hole Milling, are all functions of the HSFDB plate processor. These processes are achieved using the powerful spindle motor, and robust construction of Peddinghaus plate machines.

Precision positioning and feedback paired with ultimate Roller Feed accuracy allow the HSFDB to deliver face milling finish that is second to none. Whether you require a pocket milled surface to hide components within an overall assembly, or simply need a flush flat face for your application, the HSFDB delivers.

If your workload requires slots that exceed punching capabilities, or calls for holes that are too large to drill but cannot be thermally generated the HSFDB has a solution for you. Slot milling and hole milling are standard components of the HSFDB. Simply drill a pilot hole or burn a shape, and mill remaining material to reach your final goal.

Thermal Cutting

Thermal Cutting, Plasma Cutting, Oxy-fuel cutting
Thermal Cutting

Whether it's the speed of plasma, or the economy of oxy-fuel, thermal cutting is available in all forms on the HSFDB heavy plate processor.
  Hypertherm Plasma Cutting
Hypertherm Plasma Cutting
Hypertherm Plasma Cutting

Modern plasma technology offers unparalleled speed and cut quality. Whether you desire the clean cut of the HPR260 plasma unit, or the high powered HPR400 for thicker materials and faster cut times, you will find both to be suitable solutions to your cutting needs.

HPR260:
Virtually Dross Free Cutting: 1-1/4"
Max Pierce: 1-1/2"
Max Edge Start: 2-1/2"

HPR400:
Virtually Dross Free Cutting: 1-1/2"
Max Pierce: 2"
Max Edge Start: 3-2/5"
  Oxy-fuel Cutting
Oxy-fuel cutting
Oxy-fuel Cutting

Oxy-fuel cutting has long provided affordable thermal cutting for all thicknesses. From 1/4" to 4" oxy-fuel cutting provides superior consumable life.

Acceptable cutting gasses include:
  • Acetylene
  • Propylene
  • Chem-O-Lene
  • Propane
  • Natural
  • Mapp
  • Ethylene
  • Butane
  • Flamex

Roller Measurement

Roller Measurement, Roller Feed System
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. Attached to one of the non-driven rollers is a precision encoder that tracks the distance the material has traveled, therefore allowing the machine to quickly and accurately produce parts.

Benefits of the Peddinghaus Roller Feed system can include:
  • Minimized footprint - store material outside, and allow all ancillary components to be stored above conveyor on a mezzanine
  • No length restriction - stock length is dictated only by weight
  • Load plates one after another without any stop in production - no need to wait for the return or unload of a gripper carriage
  • Lower scrap with innovative plasma cutting - Common Cutline, Chain Cutting, and Edge Start Cutting all bring scrap to a minimum (commonly 4-6% per nested sheet)
  Parts Unloading Options
Small Parts Unloading System
Parts Unloading Options

Part production is only half of the story when it comes to plate processing. The streamlined flow of finished parts from stock plate to final assembly is just as critical as drilling, cutting, and other operations. Eliminate unnecessary manual handling with a Peddinghaus conveyor system! By offering custom conveyor options designed to fit your unique needs, Peddinghaus provides unmatched efficiency in all aspects of operations.

THE FRONT END UNLOADING SYSTEM The Front End Unloader conveyor system is comprised of two roller transfer modules, each 6' in length, and a front end unloading belt, designed to streamline the handling of finished parts by conveying them from the operating area to a convenient unloading area. This option comes equipped with an automated retract system which allows for easy access to the operating area and scrap cart beneath the machine.

THE SIDE UNLOADING SYSTEM When space is a consideration the side unloading parts conveyor of the HSFDB will deliver parts to an ergonomic height directly to the operator for sorting. As with the front end unloading system, parts retrieval is expedited, and employee safety is ensured.

Electrical

Electrical Features, Siemens Control, Siemens Spindle Motors
Electrical Features

From the electrical cabinet to the drive motors, the HSFDB 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 HSFDB 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 48 HP Siemens Spindle motor of the HSFDB 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.

Nesting Software

DSTV, DXF, CAD Solutions, Common Cutline, Edge-Start Batch Nesting
Nesting Software

Peddinghaus plate machines proudly operate with many of today’s modern nesting software solutions. These solutions allow fabricators to automatically batch nest existing files, edit on the fly, or create parts at the control console. There are no limitations to your programming needs! Using a wide array of software solutions Peddinghaus plate machines are able to take full advantage of common cutline, chain cutting, or edge start cutting techniques.

SOFTWARE FEATURES FOR PEDDINGHAUS PLATE MACHINES:
  • Automatic Chain Cut batch nesting
  • Automatic Common Cutline batch nesting
  • Automatic Edge-Start batch nesting
  • End Milling support and automated programming
  • Face Milling support and automated programming
  • Remnant inventory management
  • Automatic remnant nesting
  • Automatic pilot hole creation - Maximizes consumable life
  • Nesting report tools which include time estimates, scrap estimates, cost estimates, and more.
  • Customizable program macros
  • Part within part automatic nesting
  • Automatic import of multiple common file types which include DSTV, DXF, etc.
  • CAD solutions for at-machine program modifications
  • Integrated tool and drill management
  • Automated lead-in and lead-out programming
  • Integrated material database
  • Inventory management
  • Production tracking and progress reporting

Machine Specifications

Machine Specifications - HSFDB-B


Standard Material Thickness
3"
Maximum Material Width
8', 6'
Minimum Material Thickness
1/4”
Minimum Material Width
6”
Spindle Power
48HP
Spindle Speed
0-2250 RPM
Optional Material Thickness
4"
Maximum Material Weight
20,000 lbs
Machine Weight 2500
46,000 lbs
Machine Weight 1800
41,000 lbs
Inch Layouts
Last Updated On: 10/27/2012
Last Updated On: 10/27/2012
Metric Layouts
Last Updated On: 10/27/2012
Last Updated On: 10/27/2012