How to program the drilling/machining unit
Programming a part on the EM80 is simple, whether it uses the end-machining heads or the radial drilling / machining unit. Programming does not require any knowledge of ISO programming codes. The easy-to-use, intuitive HMI allows the operator to set all the parameters to define the machining operation through a graphic interface.
To program a drilling operation, it is sufficient to define the position of the hole to be drilled and the feed depth to which the but should move. The machine will automatically calculate the technical parameters like feed, speed etc. using the pre-loaded technology parameter database created by BLM GROUP based on our 60 years of experience in this field. The definition of technological parameters takes into consideration the material properties, optimal cutting speed, etc.
The machine calculates the technical parameters like feed, speed etc.
Some examples of parts produced on EM80
On one hand the availability of the radial drilling / machining option adds to the capability of the system and therefore the value to the part. On the other hand, it increases the range of feasible components while maintaining the advantages of the integrated processes of higher productivity and accuracy, at optimal cost parameters required by industry standards.
Equipping the EM80 with this option may also prove to be an advantageous strategic decision for the future because it expands the systems versatility and thus capability of processing parts for different industry sectors beyond those of its original intended use.
Airbag system component produced on EM80 equipped with the radial drilling/machining unit.
EM80 is widely used in the automotive sector to manufacture a large variety of cylindrical shaped parts starting from tube or solid bar. Some examples are various types of pins, shafts, fittings, small pistons etc. that are used in the different automotive sub-systems like engines, breaks, safety devices, suspensions and so on.
An example is shown in the picture above. It is a component that is commonly used in automotive Air Bag systems. The part was produced on an EM80 in a single cycle utilizing the radial drilling / machining device option to drill the hole at the center
Pin used on the side and back panels of a tractor trailer or other agricultural machinery produced on EM80 equipped with the radial drilling/machining unit.
Another typical sector for the EM80 application is that of agricultural and earth-moving machinery.
This sector uses numerous components that are similar to the ones mentioned earlier utilized by the automotive sector. Apart from components that are common with the automotive sector, there are others that are specific to agricultural sector. The picture above shows a cotter pin that is used in the hinges on the side and back panels of a tractor trailer or other agricultural carriages.
It was produced on EM80 in a single cycle. The radial drilling / machining device was used to drill the hole at the top side and the threading on the other end was created by the CNC controlled end-machining head, in the same cycle
Drive chain component produced on EM80 equipped with the radial drilling / machining unit.
The EM80, a high-productivity transfer system for tubes and solid bars, is the ideal choice in one more situation – when a high volume of identical parts are used in the final product. The above picture shows a component of this type. It is one of the many identical components used on a drive chain that was produced on EM80 in a single cycle.
The Transverse Drilling/Machining unit is one of the many types of machining devices that can be used on EM80 to add value by integrating many process steps into a single cycle to manufacture many parts that are produced every day, all over the world.