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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, Ilinois. 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.”

Powerful Plate Drilling for High Tensile Steel HARDOX 500 PLATE DRILLING High tensile strength plate such as Hardox 500 steel proves to be the stock of choice for a wide variety of manufacturing applications. Whether you are fabricating parts for crushers, sieves, conveyors, buckets, or any other item that is required to be wear resistant, this ultra durable plate product proves to be more than effective. Although the impressive Brinnell Hardness of 500 HBW and a tensile strength of 220 ksi (1517 MPa) make this material perfect for rugged applications, it has presented challenges for fabricators looking to cut, drill, and process this durable material. Not anymore! The Peddinghaus HSFDB plate processor was put to the test and produced superior results when processing continuous production of Hardox 500 plate. Peddinghaus’ secret to drilling high tensile steel is the robust design and superior precision spindle technology of the HSFDB plate drilling, tapping, countersinking and thermal cutting center. By applying a powerful 48 HP (36 kW) Siemens smart spindle motor and precision linear feedback system, the HSFDB effortlessly drilled of over 100 holes through 1" (25mm) thick Hardox 500 without the need to change or index a carbide insert. Unlike common burn table systems that utilize chemical based flood coolant systems the HSFDB was able to provide superior tool life with the application of an eco-friendly minimum quantity lubrication system. This means more parts, less mess.

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