Although a floor type horizontal boring machine sits on the ground, it is not fixed into a permanent position. This means that operatives can move it in accordance with the overall production line, the available space or the exact manufacturing set-up. Manufacturing processes that require the finishing or roughing of very large metal workpieces often use CNC system to automate boring for increased speed and accuracy.
Boring Mill SCHARMANN in operation
A floor type horizontal boring mill is used primarily for the drilling of holes. However, it is also used for turning and milling workpieces. Advanced floor type boring mills with CNC computer control centres make the drilling of holes faster and more accurate than ever before. They can be made more efficient too — with the addition of a few extra tools such as tilting and rotary tables. These items allow workpieces to be drilled on both sides of a floor type milling machine.
To allow for safe, quick and easy access to floor type boring milling machines, a support beam can be added. There are further production cost-savings to be made by integrating automated feeding systems into floor type boring mills. Smaller operations often buy used floor type boring milling machines to minimise capital expenditure. While a floor type horizontal boring mill may need some initial repairs, maintenance or calibration, it will often have a proven track record in drilling accurate holes efficiently — which is essential to small businesses that have to manage their cashflow carefully.