- The latest in beam girder processing
FICEP ENDEAVOUR GANTRY drill is the ultimate technology designed by FICEP for the processing of welded girder beams and welded structures of large dimensions.
Typically in the fabrication of steel bridges or big trusses the finished part reaches dimensions that could be covering volumes of 4000 mm x 2000 mm with lengths that could reach 35.000 mm.
Bridge girders could be cambered and curved along the length, box girders might require patterns of holes or also face milling, tub girders require to be positioned and handled with care to drill patterns for splice plates on the flanges and on the web, trusses might need to be faced mill and drilled on the connection points.
All the above mentioned parts have something in common apart from the machining operations that is the weight, the volume occupied and the difficulty to handle shape and geometry.
The Endeavour gantry girder drill over pass this issue by avoiding the material movement through the machine like in the traditional beam lines. The Gantry structure simply moves around the piece itself. The modular, beam frame accommodates up to three very high tech Direct Drive spindles. The power of the motor and the speed of positioning together with the new rack and pinion driving cinematics give a feeling of silence and speed under control never felt before.
New auxiliary axes
The three spindles are optionally equipped with a new additional auxiliary axis that allows independent control of the spindle over a 250 mm stroke. By this method with the beam being stationary we can maximize the utilization of each spindle within the stroke. Whilst drilling on one side/flange it is possible to perform other operations that require an interpolation on one of the other sides of the beam being processed.
New innovations have been implemented in Endeavour GANTRY design to increase the productivity.
- Faster drilling speeds at minimum cost with indexible tools
- New helical milling features (min-max diameter)
- New milling applications for copes
- Weld preparation possibility
- Faster scribing speed
- New universal tool holder
- Slotting in any direction
- Automatic detection of the profile size
- Processing of tapered beams
- Option for camber and unequal flanges