MTP ACQUIRES HUGE ACME VERTICAL BORER FROM DCD GROUP

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Vanderbijlpark based Machine Tool Promotions recently acquired a huge used ACME Vertical Borer from the DCD Group. While in the early nineties this machine belonged to Dorbyl Heavy Engineering, it was the largest vertical borer installed at their Brodericks works in Vereeniging.

Currently equipped with a Siemens 810T dual-path CNC system which was retrofitted in 2002/3, the machine features full C-axis capability on the table and is equipped with a live spindle in the left-hand ram.  The milling spindle is capable of up to 1200 rpm and has a 1500mm vertical stroke.

With an impressive table capacity of 60 metric tons, the machine features a maximum swing of 5600mm and offers a component height of 5250mm below the tool.  The turning ram has a vertical stroke of 2500mm.

MTP’s managing director, Bart Pieterse says, “We intend relocating this machine to our Vanderbijlpark works, where it will be installed and modernized with a new CNC system. The machine will then be available for subcontract machining whilst remaining for sale.

For more information, please contact Machine Tool Promotions – Tel: 016 931 1564.

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