Top drill/tap performance at a keen price from ETG
With the UK launch of Feeler’s advanced TC 20 alpha drilling and tapping centre, the Engineering Technology Group can offer a machine that competes directly with market-leading brands on performance, but at around half the price.
The machine is ideal for fast, light machining of aluminium and steel castings and diecastings.
Developed to meet the exacting productivity demands of Asian manufacturers of consumer goods such as smart phones, tablets and digital cameras, the machine also benefits from the economies of scale that come from developing a machine for such a vast market.
The emphasis throughout is on fast response and acceleration/deceleration for maximum throughput combined with advanced Siemens control to give high-speed, high-accuracy milling, drilling and tapping.
The TC 20 alpha has a 20,000 rpm direct-drive 7.2kW spindle, an upgraded 21-tool magazine and a capacity of up to 510mm in X.
Key productivity features include very fast spindle acceleration and tool change times, 1.2g axis accelerations and axis travel speeds of 50m/min.
The machine also offers a 3,000rpm minimum spindle speed for rigid tapping.
The table size is 600mm by 400mm, with a maximum table load of 250kg and a working envelope of 510mm (X) by 400mm (Y) by 300mm (Z). The machine’s footprint is just 1,600 by 2,265mm.
The TC 20 alpha drilling and tapping centre is available through Feeler UK, part of the Engineering Technology Group.