EXPLORER 1 is a 4-Axis drilling center for making a wide range holes; threads and
The Automatic X-Axis positioning drive allows for material to move in relation to the spindle for
precise locating of the spindle according to the customer’s requirements.
A work piece is clamped horizontally and vertically during drilling operation.
The following operations can be performed:
Double Hole (For Square and Rectangle Tubes)
The Following Work Pieces can be machined:
Main Features and Standard Features:
Automatic Feed of the Material by the FMB Feed System
Vertical Spindle Drill Unit
Z-axis and Y-Axis are ballscrew/servo controlled
Exchange System for Material Feed Vises to allow working on both ends of the work piece
Twin Vertical Pushers
Twin Horizontal Clamping Vise
Twin Vertical Clamping Vise
Automatic Lubrication System for the linear guideways
Laser for set up of Zero Position
Rapid Tool Changer
Inner Tools Lubrication
ISO 40 Spindle; Reduction ISO 40 Standard Spindle; Taper CM3
Positive Drop Tool Lubricating System
Control Cabinet with Industrial PC Console
Machine Cover with perfect view of the working area
6.5 FT InFeed Roller Table
6.5 FT OutFeed Roller Table
The drilling head is mounted on a large column. The head’s Z-axis and Y-Axis position on
linear guideways. The Z-axis and Y-axis are ballscrew/servo controlled for added precision.
The coolant system is external and through tool misting lubrications. The machine comes
standard with our “FMB smart drilling control” which prevents the head from entering the work
piece too deeply and damaging the tool. The machine comes standard with a hydraulic spindle
so the operator simply presses a button to lock or unlock the spindle. The spindle is ISO40. One
spindle is included with the machine.
The drill unit has fast approach so it will rapidly feed until the tool is just above the material.
The machine has two chip breaking modes. Mode one is the machine will stop feeding for one
second and mode two is the machine will completely get out of the drilled hole. The machine
has a tool and spindle table so it is easy for the operator to select the correct tool and spindle size.
The coolant system can be set to run no coolant, external only, external and through tool, or
trough tool only. The machine can slot or mill in any direction so angled slots or mills are not an
issue. The slots and mills are done through a step mode. The machine’s piece measurement
system checks that the programmed dimensions match the actual dimensions.
Work Piece Dimensions:
Maximum Working Length 98 Ft
Minimum Length – Exchange 17.75 inch
Minimum Length without Exchange 10 inch
Z-Axis Travel 25.5 Inch
Y-Axis Travel 16.5 Inch
Minimum Width of Work Piece 1.575 inch
Maximum Width of Work Piece 17.71 Inches
Minimum Size of Angle Iron 1.575 x 1.575 x 0.118 inch
Minimum Height 0.393 inch
Maximum Height 11.811 inch
Minimum Drill Diameter 0.196 inch
Maximum Drill Diameter 1.259 inch
Maximum Rotational Speed 3,000 RPM
Spindle Power 8.25 HP
Spindle Size ISO 40
Machine Positioning Speed 30 FPM
Material Feed Speed 18 FPM