CNC Bridge Type

Bridge type machines are heavy duty machining centers used for the production of large, very heavy components. In 2013 WD Hearn commisioned and installed two 16 meter SANCO Bridge Type machines to Transnet for the production of bogies.

Bridgecenter -6G #40

  • Ideal for parts requiring heavier cutting loads, as well as parts that require a higher level of precision and accuracy
  • Positioning Accuracy: ±0.000078” Full Stroke, Repeatability: ±0.000039”
  • Rigid Meehanite cast iron construction with solid box ways
  • #40, High Speed 15,000rpm, Dual Contact, Direct Drive Spindle
  • Double column design provides expansive work envelope and superior rigidity
  • Linear scale feedback in X, Y, Z axes
  • Space saving footprint takes up only 166 total square feet
  • 6,600Lb table capacity for heavy duty cutting of molds to high accuracy cutting of precise parts

Specifications

Specifications

Table Size 900 x 1,800mm
Travel (X, Y, Z)  1,530x1,095x710mm
Spindle Taper NST No. 40
Spindle Speed 15,000rpm
Tool Storage Capacity 40 Pcs. (60, 80 Opt.)
Tool Change Time (T-T/C-C) 2.8sec/9sec
Rapid Feed (X, Y, Z)  24m/min
Power Requirement  35KVA

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Bridgecenter-8G#50

Features

• Ideal for parts requiring heavier cutting loads, and parts that require a higher level of precision and accuracy.  Excellent for Die/Mold applications.

• Positioning Accuracy: ±0.000078”/Full Stroke, Repeatability: ±0.000039”

• Rigid Meehanite cast iron construction with induction hardened solid box ways

• #50, High Speed, High torque 12,000rpm, Dual Contact, 4-Step Gear Driven Spindle

• Double column design with patented triangular crossbeam provides expansive work envelope and superior rigidity when compared with C-Frame style machines

• Linear scale feedback in X, Y, Z axes

• Space saving and compact, the Bridgecenter-8G measures only 137.6" x 230.9" (3,494 x 5,866mm) on your floor!

• 7,700 Lb table capacity allows for the capacity to machine larger and heavier work pieces

Specifications

Specifications

Table Size:         900 x 2,500mm
Travel (X, Y, Z): 3,032 x 1,095 x 710mm
Spindle Taper:         NST No.50
Spindle Speed: 35~12,000rpm Gear Drive, 4-Step 
Tool Storage Capacity: 40 Pcs. (60, 80 Opt.)
Tool Change Time (T-T/C-C): 6.6 Sec. /12 Sec.
Rapid Feed (X, Y, Z): 24m/min
Power Requirement: 45KVA
 

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Bridgecenter -10G

Features

• Well suited for large part machining requiring increased rigidity and higher levels of precision and accuracy. Perfect for roughing and finishing of large cavities and cores in the die/mold industry.

• Positioning Accuracy: ±0.000078” Full Stroke, Repeatability: ±0.000039”

• Rigid Meehanite cast iron construction with induction hardened solid box ways

• #50, Gear Driven, High Speed, High Torque 12,000rpm Dual Contact Spindle

• Patented double column bridge type design provides expansive work envelope and superior rigidity

• Linear scale feedback in X, Y, Z axes

• Ultra high speed and high precision contour control for smoother and faster machining. 2,800 block/sec. processing speeds

• 13,300 Lb table capacity provides added benefits for larger, heavier, more powerful machining

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Specifications

Specifications

Table Size: 1,370 x 3,000mm 
Travel (X, Y, Z): 2,540 x 1,615 x 800mm
Spindle Taper: NST No. 50
Spindle Speed: 35~12,000rpm Gear Drive, 4-Step 
Tool Storage Capacity: 40 Pcs. (60, 80 Opt.)
Tool Change Time (T-T/C-C): 6.6 Sec. /14 Sec.
Rapid Feed (X, Y, Z): 945ipm (24m/min)
Power Requirement: 50KVA

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Bridgecenter-12G

Features

• 120" extended X-Axis stroke offers flexibility in large part processing that requires increased levels of rigidity and higher levels of precision and accuracy.

• Positioning Accuracy: ±0.000078” Full Stroke, Repeatability: ±0.000039”

• Rigid Meehanite cast iron construction with induction hardened solid box ways

• #50, Gear Driven, High Speed, High Torque 12,000rpm Dual Contact Spindle

• Patented double column bridge type design provides expansive work envelope and superior rigidity

• Linear scale feedback in X, Y, Z axes

• A unique optional 5-axis articulating head can be incorporated for multi angle, complex part machining made easy

• 13,300 Lb table capacity provides added benefits for larger, heavier, more powerful machining

Specifications

Specifications

Table Size: 1,370 x 3,500mm
Travel (X, Y, Z): 3,050 x 1,615 x 800mm
Spindle Taper: NST No. 50
Spindle Speed: 35~12,000rpm Gear Drive, 4-Step 
Tool Storage Capacity: 40 Pcs. (60, 80 Opt.)
Tool Change Time (T-T/C-C): 6.6 Sec. /15 Sec.
Rapid Feed (X, Y, Z): 24m/min
Power Requirement: 50KVA

SDM3220

Sanco manufacture a full range of ruggedly constructed SDM series double column CNC machining centres designed for large mould and mould base machining. They are constructed with extra heavy duty linear guideways on X & Y axis and are available on Z axis as an option. The Z axis is hydraulically counter balanced for exceptional stability and smoothness.

Spindle & Head Options

  • Spindle speed options: 4000, 6000, 8000, 10,000, 12,000, 15,000, 20,000rpm -
  • dependant on spindle drive & taper configuration
  • Spindle drive options: Direct drive, Direct ZF gearbox, belt driven ZF gearbox (std), inbuilt spindle motor
  • Spindle taper options: BT50 (std) BT40 or HSK63A (opt)

Optional

  • Automatic tool changer options (ATC)
  • Milling heads (several styles available)
  • Long nose spindle
  • 4th Axis rotary table
  • Thermal distortion compensation module
  • Linear scale feedback
  • Coolant through spindle (CTS)
  • Work and tool measuring
  • Control options: Fanuc/Siemens/Heidenhain

Specifications

Specifications

Table Size  3000*1700mm
T Slots 22mm
Maximum Loading  10 000kg
X Axis travel 3200mm
Y Axis 1800mm(2400)
Z Axis 750mm(900, 1200)

Distance

Distance between two columns 2000mm
Spindle Speed   4000(6000, 8000, BT-50)
(8000, 10000, 12000, 15000, 
BT-40)
(12000, 15000 BBT-40)
(15000, 20000, HSK-63A)
Cutting Feedrate X/Y/Z 1-5000mm/min
Rapid Feedrate X / Y / Z 12m/min(15) / 12(15) / 10(12)
No. of ATC tools 20, 24, 32, 40, 60
Max. Tool (Dia / Length) Dia ¢110 OR ¢220 No Adjacent Tool / Length 350
Max. tool Weight 18kg (BT-50)

SDM5225

Sanco manufacture a full range of ruggedly constructed SDM series double column CNC machining centres designed for large mould and mould base machining. They are constructed with extra heavy duty linear guideways on X & Y axis and are available on Z axis as an option. The Z axis is hydraulically counter balanced for exceptional stability and smoothness.

Spindle & Head Options

  • Spindle speed options: 4000, 6000, 8000, 10,000, 12,000, 15,000, 20,000rpm -
  • dependant on spindle drive & taper configuration
  • Spindle drive options: Direct drive, Direct ZF gearbox, belt driven ZF gearbox (std), inbuilt spindle motor
  • Spindle taper options: BT50 (std) BT40 or HSK63A (opt)

Optional

  • Automatic tool changer options (ATC)
  • Milling heads (several styles available)
  • Long nose spindle
  • 4th Axis rotary table
  • Thermal distortion compensation module
  • Linear scale feedback
  • Coolant through spindle (CTS)
  • Work and tool measuring
  • Control options: Fanuc/Siemens/Heidenhain

Specifications

Specifications

Table size 5000*2000mm
T Slots 22mm
Maximum Loading 12 000kg
X Axis travel 5200mm
Y Axis travel 2400mm(3000)
Z Axis 750mm(900, 1200)
Distance between two columns 2500mm
Spindle speed  4000rpm(6000, 8000, BT-50) (8000, 10000, 12000, 15000,
BT-40) (12000, 15000 BBT-40) (15000, 20000, HSK-63A)
Cutting Feedrate X/Y/Z 1-5000mm/min
Rapid Feedrate X/Y/Z 10/12/10m/min(12)
Minmum Setting 0.001mm
No.of ATC tools 20, 24, 32, 40, 60
Max. tool Weight 18kg
   

SDM7232

Sanco manufacture a full range of ruggedly constructed SDM series double column CNC machining centres designed for large mould and mould base machining. They are constructed with extra heavy duty linear guideways on X & Y axis and are available on Z axis as an option. The Z axis is hydraulically counter balanced for exceptional stability and smoothness.

Spindle & Head Options

  • Spindle speed options: 4000, 6000, 8000, 10,000, 12,000, 15,000, 20,000rpm -
  • dependant on spindle drive & taper configuration
  • Spindle drive options: Direct drive, Direct ZF gearbox, belt driven ZF gearbox (std), inbuilt spindle motor
  • Spindle taper options: BT50 (std) BT40 or HSK63A (opt)

Optional

  • Automatic tool changer options (ATC)
  • Milling heads (several styles available)
  • Long nose spindle
  • 4th Axis rotary table
  • Thermal distortion compensation module
  • Linear scale feedback
  • Coolant through spindle (CTS)
  • Work and tool measuring
  • Control options: Fanuc/Siemens/Heidenhain

Specifications

Specifications

Table Size 6000*2900mm
T Slots 22mm
Maximum Loading  20 000kg
X Axis travel 7200mm
Y Axis travel 3700mm
Z Axis 750mm(900, 1200)
Distance between two columns 3200mm
Speed 4000rpm(6000, 8000, BT-50)
(8000, 10000, 12000, 15000, BT-40)
(12000, 15000 BBT-40) (15000, 20000, HSK-63A)
Cutting federate X/Y/Z 1-5000mm/min
Rapid Feedrate X/Y/Z 10m/min(12) / 10(12) / 10(12)
Minmum Setting 0.001mm
No.of ATC tools 20, 24, 32, 40, 60
Max. tool weight  18kg (8, BT-40)

SDM7235W

Sanco manufacture a full range of ruggedly constructed SDM series double column CNC machining centres designed for large mould and mould base machining. They are constructed with extra heavy duty linear guideways on X & Y axis and are available on Z axis as an option. The Z axis is hydraulically counter balanced for exceptional stability and smoothness.

Spindle & Head Options

  • Spindle speed options: 4000, 6000, 8000, 10,000, 12,000, 15,000, 20,000rpm -
  • dependant on spindle drive & taper configuration
  • Spindle drive options: Direct drive, Direct ZF gearbox, belt driven ZF gearbox (std), inbuilt spindle motor
  • Spindle taper options: BT50 (std) BT40 or HSK63A (opt)

Optional

  • Automatic tool changer options (ATC)
  • Milling heads (several styles available)
  • Long nose spindle
  • 4th Axis rotary table
  • Thermal distortion compensation module
  • Linear scale feedback
  • Coolant through spindle (CTS)
  • Work and tool measuring
  • Control options: Fanuc/Siemens/Heidenhain

Specifications

Specifications

Table size 6000*3000mm
T Slots  22*200mm
Maximun Load 24000kg
X Axis travel  7200mm
Y Axis 4400mm
Z Axis 750mm
W Axis 1100mm(1600)
Distance between two columns 3500mm
Spindle speed 4000rpm(6000)
Rapid feedrate X/Y/Z/W  10/10/10/6m/min
Minimum Setting 0.001m/min
Cutting Feedrate 1-5000mm/min
Spindle Motor  22kw(26)
Four-Axes Servo Motors (X/Y/Z/W) 9/9/4/7x2kw
No. of Tools 32 (40, 60)
Tool Change Time 5.5sec
Max. Tool Length 350mm
Max. Tool Weight 20kg

SVW3222

Standard Featutes & Accessories

  • Spindle speed 6000rpm
  • Spindle motor α15i ( 15/18.5kW )
  • Spindle air blast system
  • Programmable coolant system
  • Automatic lubrication system
  • M.P.G.
  • Heat exchanger in cabinet
  • Automatic power off
  • Working lamp & alarm lamp
  • Screw auger & chain type chip conveyors & cart
  • Machine & controller manuals
  • Levelling bolts & pads
  • Tools box for machine adjustment
  • RS-232C / RJ-45 terminal interface
  • AICC Ⅱ( 200Block / 30m )
  • A.T.C. 24
  • Splash guard

Specifications

Specifications

Table size 3000x1800mm
Max. load 12 000kg
X Axis travel  3200mm
Y Axis 2100mm
Z Axis 800mm(1000)
Spindle speed  6000rpm(4000)
Between Two Columns 2200mm
No. of ATC tools 24 (32/40/60)
Rapid feedrate X/Y/Z 12/15/15
Cutting federate  7000mm/min

SDM16040MA

Sanco manufacture a full range of ruggedly constructed SDM series double column CNC machining centres designed for large mould and mould base machining. They are constructed with extra heavy duty linear guideways on X & Y axis and are available on Z axis as an option. The Z axis is hydraulically counter balanced for exceptional stability and smoothness.

Spindle & Head Options

  • Spindle speed options: 4000, 6000, 8000, 10,000, 12,000, 15,000, 20,000rpm -
  • dependant on spindle drive & taper configuration
  • Spindle drive options: Direct drive, Direct ZF gearbox, belt driven ZF gearbox (std), inbuilt spindle motor
  • Spindle taper options: BT50 (std) BT40 or HSK63A (opt)

Optional

  • Automatic tool changer options (ATC)
  • Milling heads (several styles available)
  • Long nose spindle
  • 4th Axis rotary table
  • Thermal distortion compensation module
  • Linear scale feedback
  • Coolant through spindle (CTS)
  • Work and tool measuring
  • Control options: Fanuc/Siemens/Heidenhain

Specifications

Specifications

Table size  16000mmx3150mm(16000x4150mmOPT)
Table Length 16000mm
Table Width 3200mm(4150mm OPT)
T-slots 28x10x250
Maximum weight 27 000kg
X/Y/Z Axis travels  16200x4500x1400
Vertical spindle nose to table 100-1500mm STD (400-1800, 700-2100 Options)
Vertical Spindle Center to column 485mm
Horizontal Head spindle center to table 165-1415mm
Nose to Vertical Spindle 1500mm
Distance Between Columns 4000mm

Head 1

Horizontal Spindle speed 3500rpm
Horizontal Head Min Indexing  5 degrees
Horizontal head position accuracy 0.02/300mm
Coolant Through Spindle YES

Head 2

Horizontal Spindle speed  3500rpm
Horizontal Head Min Indexing 90 degrees
Horizontal head position accuracy 0.02/300mm 
Coolant Through Spindle YES

Head 3

Horizontal Spindle speed 3500rpm
Horizontal head position accuracy 0.02/300mm
Coolant Through Spindle YES

Head 4

Vertical Spindle Speed 4200rpm
Vertical (with 60 position Auto Tool Changer) 4000rpm
90º Horiz (with 60 position Auto Tool Changer) 3500rpm

 

No of tools 60 tools
Max tool weight  20kg
Auto Tool change Tool to tool time Vert: 18sec / Horizontal: 13sec
Rapid federate X/Y/Z 10/10/10m/min
Cutting  0.001
X axis accuracy 8200-0.06/10200-0.07/12200-0.08
Y axis accuracy 0.04
Z axis accuracy 0.02

About Company

Our clients range from FTSE companies, to large organisations and some small local businesses who are striving to expand.

To see a detailed list of our works and the progress please see our project page.

Cape Town Office

25 Mail Street, Western Province Park, Epping, Cape Town, 7460
+27 21 534 5351
FAX: +27 21 534 3374

Johannesburg Office

Corner of Atlas and Templehof South Road, Bonaero Park, Johannesburg
+27 11 970 7005
FAX: +27 86 678 9360