Feeler HV-1100V Reduces Peck-Drilling Vibration and Prevents Oscillation

The VMC’s reinforced cross-ribbed column structure and no counter-balance weight design is said to reduce peck-drilling vibration and prevent oscillation normally caused by a counter-balance weight.

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has expanded its Feeler line to include the Feeler 1100V, a VMC with a rigid design and many features to provide accuracy and machining efficiency, the company says.

The latest in the Feeler HV line, the HV-1100V, features a dedicated trunnion, 4+1 axis configuration and a 13.8” (350-mm) rotary table. The trunnion is a solidly built Autocam with roller cam technology and offers a 16” (406-mm) by 14” (356-mm) work envelope. The tilting A axis has a full ± 120-degree of motion. 

The VMC’s reinforced cross-ribbed column structure and no counter-balance weight design is said to reduce peck-drilling vibration and prevent oscillation normally caused by a counter-balance weight.

The HV-1100V offers an X-axis travel of 33.5" (850 mm), a Y-axis travel of 19.3” (490 mm) and a Z-axis travel of 20.7" (5250 mm). Rigorous speed vibration control is ensured by using a high-rigidity spindle that increases metal removal rates by more than 30 percent and improves machining accuracy and tool life. A maximum spindle speed of 12,000 rpm on 30-hp direct drive, 40-taper spindle is standard.

The VMC also features a 30-tool magazine swing arm, and an automatic tool changer with a tool-to-tool time of 1 second/60 Hz. A fast chip removing system with chip conveyor, automatic lubrication system, dust-proof electrical cabinet and Methods’ safety package are all standard on the machine. A FANUC 0iMF control with a fourth-axis prep and a 10.4” color LCD is also standard and available in a swiveling control box for ergonomics and convenience.