The Peddinghaus BDL-1250/9D Drill Line exhibits tremendous amounts of production power in a compact package. Designed for the world’s heaviest production requirements, the BDL-1250/9D is the ideal machine for high throughput/high tonnage projects. When compared to other drill lines, there simply is no contest as the BDL-1250/9D consistently wins in head-to-head comparisons.

For fabricators looking to update existing systems to a modern and higher productivity solution, the BDL-1250/9D provides an incomparable efficiency advantage when compared to older drilling equipment due to its innovative technology.

The BDL-1250/9D provides everything a fabricator needs to tackle
most diverse structural applications:

  • Nine Spindle Carbide Drilling
  • 4-Axis Layout Marking
  • Tapping
  • Countersinking
  • Hard Stamping



Peddinghaus Beam Lines BDL-1250

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