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Halifax manufactures deep hole boring machines

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Halifax Machine Company has designed and manufactured a new generation of high performance deep hole boring machines that offer cost-effective machining solutions.

The D-bore range had been designed to deliver high levels of reliability, precision and productivity to meet the most demanding requirements of industry sectors such as oil and gas, aerospace, OEMs, defence, power generation and steel, where bores are required to extremely close tolerances in components for highly critical applications.

The machines are capable of cutting the smallest or largest diameters in a range of steels, alloys and super alloys to depths of up to 20 m and diameters up to 300 mm. Counter boring and trepanning up to 500 mm are standard on every machine (depending on tooling) and the D-Bore is capable of using all other DHB technologies, including pull counter boring, skiving, roller burnishing, skive and burnish and bottle boring (with X axis).

The D-Bore machines include some unique features such as enhanced boring bar damper technology that includes servo driven programmable bar dampers, providing the ultimate in drill tube support to further enhance precision.

The ultra stable, cast iron bed construction has a full to the floor footprint for reduced vibration, longer tool life and exceptional accuracy.

D-Bore is available in four machine configurations in a traditional flat-bed design, proven to be the optimum configuration for stability, capacity and cost.

Machines are equipped with either ejector or STS boring systems as required. STS oil swarf/chip management systems are designed to offer maximum chip flow and removal.

A choice of operator friendly CNCs and graphical user interfaces on the D-Bore are designed to maximise productivity and minimise production costs by providing the optimum performance for all deep hole boring applications.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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