Mollart to build on US market success at IMTS Chicago in September
Mollart Engineering is set to build on its success in North America at the IMTS-12 machine tool exhibition in Chicago with an installation of the latest version of its LD4 Drillsprint deep hole drilling machine with 750 mm stroke complete with fully automatic loading and unloading. There will also be on the stand a range tools for deep hole drilling from Botek.
Said Managing Director Guy Mollart: &ldquoThe American market is very important to us and as an example of our success, between March and July we have taken 11 orders for machines.&rdquo
These orders include two four-spindle and two three-spindle machines with autoloading plus a stand-alone two-spindle machine all for producing gun barrels. Three four-spindle machines have been ordered for drilling engine valves and a two-spindle machine for medical components. In addition, a two-spindle machine is on order to produce thermowell temperature sensors and a four-spindle machine for transmission shafts which has been tooled using the latest Botek HP gundrills.
The Drillsprint LD4 has a capacity between 2 mm and 16 mm diameter by 750 mm deep, can be supplied with counter rotation to create concentric bores and is ideal for thin wall components. There is a range of automation solutions including gantry, pick-and-place and robotic systems. Machines can be supplied with one, two, three or four spindles.
Amongst the latest tooling on display will be the single lip, solid carbide Botek gundrill, the Type 113-HP, which has a penetration rate up to 800 per cent faster than conventional drills for use in special gundrilling machines, machining centres and lathes that have through-tool coolant supply. Tools are available between 0.7 mm and 12 mm diameter with a depth to diameter ratio of up to 80:1.