With the launch of Feeler’s advanced TC 20 alpha drilling and tapping centre, Craft Machine Tools 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 20,000rpm direct drive 7.2kW spindle, an upgraded 21 tool magazine and a capacity of up to 510 mm in X. Key productivity features include rapid spindle acceleration and tool change times, 1.2g axis accelerations and axis travel speeds of 50 m/minute. The machine also offers a 3,000rpm minimum spindle speed for rigid tapping.
The table size is 600 mm by 400 mm, with a maximum table load of 250kg and a working envelope of 510 mm (X) by 400 mm (Y) by 300 mm (Z). The machine’s footprint is just 1,600 mm by 2,265 mm.
For further details contact Craft Machine Tools on TEL: 011 845 2030 or visit www.craftmachinetools.co.za