Horizontal Boring Mills

A Horizontal Boring Mill holds the workpiece stationary on a vertical table whose position can be adjusted. The machine has its work spindle parallel to the ground and work table. Typically there are 3 linear axes in which the tool head and part can move. The main axis that drives the part towards the work spindle is the Z-axis, with a cross-traversing X-axis and a vertically traversing Y-axis. The work spindle is referred to as the C-axis and, if a Rotary Table is incorporated, its centre line is the B-axis.

WFT 11 - Table Type Horizontal Boring Machine

Horizontal Boring Mill WFT 11 CNC is a smaller version of Fermat Bestseller machine WFT 13 CNC. The ball screw of Y Axis (diameter of 63 mm) a rigid column made of grey cast iron and a powerfull spindle with a diameter of 110 mm guarantees the quality of this machine. The high accuracy of WFT 11 is supported by the use realiable components such as Heidenhain linear scales or a monitoring and stabilizing temperature systems. Moreover the high positioning precision is achieved by two servo´s on the axis that prevent a backlash of the table (part of a standard configuration).

Machine Axes - WFT 11 CNC offers four linear (X,Y,Z a W) and one rotary axis (B). A full servo rotary table option allows  continuous B-axis rotation (contouring) simultaneously with X, Y, Z, or W axes.

Machine Design:
Modular design lets our customers configure the machine to their requirements.

X-axis travel 1200, 1600, 2000, 3000mm
Y-axis travel from 1200, 1700, 2000mm
Z-axis travel 1000 or 1200mm

CNC rotary table is offered in two dimensions:

1250 x 1400mm (maximum load 8t)
1400 x 1600mm (maximum load 8t)

Spindle parametres:
Rated Power of main Motor: 17, 22kW
Range of Spindle Speed: 10 - 3000*/min
Extension Spindle Travel: 730mm

3 000*RPM up 500mm spindle stroke, >500 spindle stroke electronically reduced at 2000RPM

WFT 13 - Table Type Horizontal Boring Machine

Because of its modern design, WFT 13 is a universal boring and milling machine that allows efficient processing of large and heavy workpieces while utilizing high precision and quality of operation.

Machine Axes

WFT 13 offers four linear and one rotary axis travel (X, Y, Z, W and B). A full servo rotary table option allows  continuous B-axis rotation (contouring) simultaneously with X, Y, Z, or W axes.

During  metal cutting, the column of the machine adopts Z-axis movement and the workpieces are clamped on a rotary table that travels in X-axis.

The Y-axis ball screw (diameter 80 mm), rigid column and powerful headstock, further contribute to the precision and rigidity of the machine. Other features such as Heidenhain linear scales, standard spindle thermal monitoring system, and no slip stick rotary table contribute to the high degree of accuracy.

Machine Design
Modular design lets our customers configure the machine to their requirements.

X-axis travel from 1500 to 5000mm
Y-axis travel from 1700mm to 3500mm
Z-axis travel 1200mm, or 1700mm for Y-axis from 1700mm to 2500mm
Z-axis travel 1500mm or 2000mm for Y-axis 3000mm and 3500mm
CNC rotary table is offered in three dimensions

1600 x 1800mm
1800 x 2200mm with maximum table load 15 tons
2000 x 2400mm with maximum table load 20 tons

WFT 15 - Table Type Horizontal Boring Machine

WFT 15 CNC represents a new model of table type horizontal boring mill. The machine feature is the live rigid spindle of 150 mm diameter and a spindle stroke of 1 000 mm. The main 51 kW motor enables to reach higher turning torque compare to WFT 13 CNC. Z Axis is provided with a linear guideway. The machine is allows efficient processing of large and heavy workpieces with high precision and quality of operation.

Machine Axes:

WFT 15 CNC offers four linear (X,Y,Z a W) and two rotary axes (B a C). A full servo rotary table option allows  continuous B-axis rotation (contouring) simultaneously with X, Y, Z, or W axes. The column travels horizontally on linear guideways,  the workpieces are clamped on a rotary table that travels in X-axis and the spindle travels vertically in Y Axis.

The Y-axis ball screw (diameter 80 mm), rigid column and powerful headstock, further contribute to the precision and rigidity of the machine. Other features such as Heidenhain linear scales, standard spindle thermal monitoring system, and no slip stick rotary table contribute to the high degree of accuracy.

Machine Design:

Modular design lets our customers configure the machine according to their requirements.

X-axis travel from 1500 to 5000mm
Y-axis travel from 1700mm to 3500mm
Z-axis travel from 1200mm to 3600mm

CNC rotary table is offered in three dimensions

1600 x 1800mm with maximum table load 15 tons
1800 x 2200mm with maximum table load 15 tons
2000 x 2400mm with maximum table load 20 tons

WRFT 130/150/160 CNC Table Type Horizontal Boring Mill

Horizontal Boring Machine WRFT 130/150/160 CNC represents the newest technology and concept of large table type horizontal borers that are currently on the market. Powerful headstock consists of a movable slide ram (V-axis) and a moveable live spindle (W-axis).

Because of this modern design, Fermat WRFT 130/150/160 CNC is a universal boring and milling machine that allows efficient processing of large and heavy workpieces while utilizing high precision and quality of  operation.

Machine Axes

WRFT 150 offers 6 axes travel (X, Y, Z, V, W and B). Given additional optional accessories, it is possible to increase the number of controlled axes. During metal cutting, the column of the machine adopts Z-axis movement and the workpieces are clamped on a rotary table that travels in X-axis.

Machine Design
Modular design lets our customers configure the machine to their requirements

X-axis travel from 2400 to 9500mm
Y-axis travel from 2000mm to 6000mm
CNC rotary table - T25/T40/T50, with table sizes from 2050 x 2050mm to 3000 x 3000mm, can hold heavy workpieces of up to 25000kg/40000kg/50000kg.

All components of the machine are from renowned manufacturers.

WFC 10 CNC TABLE TYPE HORIZONTAL BORING MACHINE

The WFC 10 CNC machine is a new model of horizontal boring mill equipped with a spindle diameter of 100 mm. It is the smallest horizontal boring machine from the Fermat production suitable for machining for machining of smaller and medium sized work pieces up to 3000 kg. WFC 10 CNC is built in a standard configuration with a fixed column, moveable spindle and crosswise moveable rotary table. Due its high reliability, high cutting performance with easy of operation. The combination of operator friendly, high cutting performance and lower cost makes the WFC 10 CNC very popular with our clients. WFC 10 CNC is optionally equipped with the Automatic Tool Changer (ATC), Coolant Through Spindle, Chip Conveyor or Automatic Pallet Changer System (APC).

Machine Parameters:

Control Systems - Heidenhain iTNC 530/ Fanuc 31i / Siemens 840D

Machine Axes - WFC 10 CNC offers four linear (X,Y,Z a W) and one rotary axis (B). A full servo rotary table option allows continuous B-axis rotation (contouring) simultaneously with X, Y, Z, or W axes.

Machine Design:
Modular design lets our customers configure the machine to their requirements.

X-axis travel 1 250/ 2 000 mm
Y-axis travel from 1 250/1 700 mm
Z-axis travel 1 250 mm

CNC rotary table is offered in two dimensions:

1 000 x 1 120 mm
1 200 x 1 400 mm

Spindle parametres:

Rated Power of main Motor: 17, 22kW
Range of Spindle Speed: 10 – 3000*/min
Extension Spindle Travel: 730 mm

3 000* RPM up 500 mm spindle stroke, >500 spindle stroke electronically reduced at 2 000 RPM

SHM-11020RF (110mm Quill)

The extendable quill on the SHM series allows cutting at the centre of the table. The heavy duty direct drive rotary table offers exceptional stability, that can handle loads of up to 7,000kg and can index to 0.001 degree increments. It has a heavy duty locking mechanism that automatically engages at 90 degree increments.

Standard
• Extendable Spindle (Quill or W-axis)
• German precision spindle (110mm diameter)

Features
• Movable column design(except SHM-11020RF)
• Fixed column design(SHM-11020RF)
• Milling style (no rotary table, large milling table) - SHM-11020/11030/11040
• 90 degree precision rotary table locking pin(SHM-11025R / 11030R / 11040R)

SHM-13040R (130mm Quill)

The extendable quill on the SHM series allows cutting at the centre of the table. The heavy duty direct drive rotary table offers exceptional stability, that can handle loads of up to 7,000kg and can index to 0.001 degree increments. It has a heavy duty locking mechanism that automatically engages at 90 degree increments.

Standard
• Extendable Spindle (Quill or W-axis)
• German precision spindle (110mm diameter)

Features
• Movable column design(except SHM-11020RF)
• Fixed column design(SHM-11020RF)
• Milling style (no rotary table, large milling table) - SHM-11020/11030/11040
• 90 degree precision rotary table locking pin(SHM-11025R / 11030R / 11040R)

SHM-630L

HIgh Performance, Extremely Rigid , Low cost Horizontal Machine without Extendable Quill 

Standard
• Highly Rigid Spindle Ram
• German precision spindle (110mm diameter)

Features

• X-axis complete with 2 linear guide ways 

• Z-axis complete with 3 linear guide ways ​

• Y-axis - Box Way system 

• Rotary Table as standard 
• Hydraulic Counter balance 

About Company

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