Heavy Duty Options for Oversized Plate
Peddinghaus now offers an optional oversize drilling package for fabricators who require drilled holes in plate 1-9/16 Inch (40mm) and thicker.
When it comes to plate productivity Peddinghaus has pioneered some of the industries' leading innovations. Peddinghaus' unique approach to plate production which combines ground-breaking material handling methods and efficient production concepts now has been enhanced for the production of oversized plate components.
Extensive R & D testing is the foundation of engineering at Peddinghaus' corporate headquarters in Bradley, IL. Recently the HSFDB plate processor was tested processing 3 Inch (75mm) thick plate and drilling 2.75 Inch (70mm) holes repeatedly in an effort to enhance tool longevity. It was found that with enhanced engineering techniques, the Peddinghaus High Speed FDB-2500 was able to achieve a tool life twice that of the tool manufacturers' published benchmark. In some tests nearly 400 holes were drilled without the need to replace an insert!
Peddinghaus' secret to maximum tool life in oversized plate applications is an optional oversized hole drilling package that allows for high air volumes and MQL mist lubrication that is applied directly to the drilling surface. Using their very own "PeddiCool" brand of vegetable oil based MQL lubrication; Peddinghaus has once again proved that flood coolant is a thing of the past.
"For fabricators who need to drill massive holes in thick plate, we have found a solution that isn't an offline drilling station and doesn't require the flood coolant mess. Whether you are running heavy plates for monopoles, high-rises, or specialty manufacturing applications the HSFDB-2500 is the all-in-one solution for your production."