Patented Smart Spindle II
Don’t guess at drilling operations; finish every hole in a profile as quickly as possible using the Peddinghaus Smart Spindle approach. Not all material is perfect; flanges can be ‘toed in‘, ’toed out‘ or simply rolled at a varied thickness, this is the nature of structural steel. Before drilling, data is collected to distinguish all dimensions involved, and Smart Spindle II Drilling takes place.
- Rapid approach
- Tool probes against material if length is not already established
- The tool then retracts, spins in open air, and samples ’air drilling’ torque
- Machine enters drilling feeds/speeds and begins hole creation. 90% through theoretical thickness of material (thickness material is supposed to be) the drill begins to monitor spindle torque again
- Upon breakthrough of material, the machine senses a drop in torque similar to the ’air drilling’ reading
- Tool is rapidly retracted and advances to the next hole in a pattern