Methods Machine Tools' Fanuc RoboDrill ecoPLUS

Methods Machine Tools' Fanuc RoboDrill ecoPLUS

July 10, 2019

Methods Machine Tools Inc.
Machining Centers

Machine tool and automation supplier Methods Machine Tools Inc., has introduced the Fanuc RoboDrill ecoPLUS, offering a 21-tool capacity and increased speed via an optional 24,000rpm spindle. Two ecoPLUS models are available including one with a larger X-axis travel and table size.

Fanuc RoboDrill eco/ecoPLUS high-speed machining centers offer milling, drilling, tapping, deburring, and chamfering. Speed and versatility make the machining centers suitable for off-loading bigger, slower machines as well as for performing secondary options, regardless of production volumes. Easy-to-use, the RoboDrill eco/ ecoPLUS high-speed machining centers are an excellent all-round workhorse solution for any job shop.

The ecoPLUS D21MiB has a working cube of 19.7″ x 15.7″ x 13″ (500mm x 400mm x 330mm). The ecoPLUS D21LiB offers travels of 27.6″ x 15.7″ x 13″ (700mm x 400mm x 330mm). Standard features on both systems include a 14.75hp (peak) 10,000rpm or 24,000rpm direct drive spindle with precision-enhancing thermal compensation, HRV control and a 21-station tool changer.

The ecoPLUS D21MiB has a table size of 25.6 ″ x 15.7″ (650mm x 399mm) and the ecoPLUS D21LiB offers a table size of 33.5″ x 16.1″ (951mm x 409mm). Both machining centers have rapid traverses to 1,890ipm (41m/min), accelerations/ decelerations to 1.5G, 0.9-second tool changes (tool-to-tool), rigid tapping to 5,000rpm; and high-speed reverse tapping (up to 20x faster than infeed). Each are equipped with a Fanuc 31i-B Nano CNC with simultaneous 3-axis control.

Options include high-speed indexers, a fourth axis, a signal lamp, and robotic automation packages from Methods.