30-Taper VMC Has Faster Contouring

 The F series RoboDrill provides milling performance in a 30-taper machine. It is designed to have fast drilling and tapping, excellent high-speed milling comparable to much larger machines, precision boring, and high-speed deburring.

 The F series RoboDrill provides milling performance in a 30-taper machine. It is designed to have fast drilling and tapping, excellent high-speed milling comparable to much larger machines, precision boring, and high-speed deburring. In addition, the machine is capable of tapping to 8,000 rpm, peck tapping for bling holdes, and high-speed reverse tapping (as much as 20 times faster than in-feed).

Speed and versatility make the machine espeically useful to offloading larger, slower machines as well as for performing secondary operations, regardless of production volumes, according to the comany. It comes standard with a 14- or 21-station toolchanger and is available with a choice of 5 or 7.5 hp with 10,000 rpm, or 2 or 5 hp with 24,000 rpm spindles. With feed rates to 1,181 ipm, rapid traverses to 2,125 ipm ipm, accelerations to 1.5 G or more, and 0.8-second tool changes, it is typically 30 to 50 percent  faster than standard machining centers, the company says. The machine has positioning accuracy of 0.002" and repeatability of ± 0.000080".