CNC Plate Processing Centers

Finally a CNC plate processing center that can do it all! Punch, Drill, Mill, Tap, Countersink, Scribe, Mark, Plasma and Oxy-fuel cut. The Ficep CNC plate processing centers offer capabilities that were just not available previously in the market. The ability to generate holes by punching and drilling (up to 5 inches in thickness) in the same CNC plate processing center affords the user unprecedented versatility.

Types

Model Type A

Type A

  • Drill
  • Tap
  • Countersink
  • Mill
  • Oxy-fuel/Plasma
Type B

Type B

  • Punch
  • Drill
  • Tap
  • Countersink
  • Mill
  • Oxy-fuel/Plasma
Type C

Type C

  • Punch
  • Drill
  • Tap
  • Mill
  • Plasma

Model Type A

Type A 31

Model Type A
  • Handles plates up to 10' in width and 5" in thickness
  • High performance spindleswith a ball screw feed and fixed spindle design to fully utilize carbide tools for drilling rates up to 30 inches per minute
  • Drilling (Video Type A 31 1:54-2:05 )
  • Milling (Video Type A 31 2:17-2:25 )
  • Weld prep (Video Type A 31 2:52-2:54 )
  • Countersinking (Video Type A 31 2:35-2:40 )
  • Tapping Video (Video Type A 31 2:44-2:46 )
  • Scribing Video (Video Type A 31 2:28-2:33 )
  • Marking Video (Video Type A 31 1:34-1:41
  • The system can be provided with two drilling spindles and two torches to double productivity
  • Spindle speeds up to 3,000 RPM is provided with a 24 HP drive.
  • Oxy-fuel and plasma cutting systems
  • Guaranteed accuracy with rack and pinion positioning and measuring systems on stock material regardless of the edge condition of the stock plate.
  • The dual carriage system eliminates the potential of horizontal clamps collapsing the skeleton.
  • Irregular stock plates or drops can be returned to stock and later utilized without having to make a square cut to start the CNC process. Irregular Stock Plates
  • The dual carriage system permits virtually the entire stock length to be used to minimize scrap.
  • Guaranteed accuracy regardless of rust and mill scale
  • 6 or 12 position automatic tool changer
  • Guaranteed accuracy on large and small parts
  • Maximum accuracy is assured regardless of where they are nested in the stock plate.

Drill Spindles

  • The Ficep drill spindle design features a ball screw feed that is consistent with today's machining center designs.
  • Available with one or two independent drill heads for enhanced productivity.
  • This design permits the tool to advance through the material at a uniform feed rate that is coordinated and maintained by the CNC control.
  • Eliminates the tendency for the drill bit to rapidly accelerate and actually punch through the material upon break through.
  • This is the same system that is used in all CNC machining centers todayto achieve maximum metal removal and to be able to fully utilize today's high performance insert tooling to its maximum efficiency.
  • The spindle speed range of the Ficep drilling spindle is also designed to accommodate the RPM (up to 3,000 RPM) requirement of today's high performance insert tools.
  • The entire drill head and spindle are advanced to the material as a single unit rather than just extending the spindle while the gearbox remains stationary to eliminate spindle wobble.
  • Internal and external coolant selected by program command.
  • Full spindle speed range available for all tool positions.

Drill Tool Changer

  • Six different tool positionsavailable for each spindle.
  • Simple two position lineal tool rail eliminates the need for encoders.
  • Automatic tool length calibration accomplished with an integrated laser measuring system.
  • Tool life tracking and automatic selection of a re-sharpened tool when required.
Click To View Video Insert video from (A 31 2:04-2:09)

Part Marking

  • 38 position fully programmable turret marking system
  • Full programmable scribing system for part marking and the generation of scribing lines.

CNC Control

  • Low maintenance cost due to the utilization of a standard PC platform
  • The Ficep software eliminates the requirement for additional hardware such as third party axis control boards, PLC hardware and encoder switching boards
  • The Ficep PC based control is provided with the proprietary Ficep software for remote diagnostics through a phone or internet connection.
Specifications:

Model

Plate Size

Punches

Drills

Plasma

Oxy/Fuel

Drill Thickness

Punch Thickness

Spindle HP

Type A 16

60" x 20 ft.

Not Available

Yes

Optional

Standard

5"

Not Available

24 HP

Type A 31

120" x 20 ft.

Not Available

Yes

Optional

Standard

5"

Not Available

24 HP



Model Type B

Type B

  • Handles plates up to 8' in width and 4" in thickness
  • 110 ton of punch power
  • Up to 14 different punch toolsavailable
  • 4" diameter maximum hole size
  • High performance spindles with a ball screw feed and fixed spindle design to fully utilize carbide tools for drilling rates up to 30 inches per minute
  • Punching Video 2:27-2:32
  • Drilling Video 4:42-4:49
  • Milling Video 5:07-5:15
  • Weld prep Video 5:45-5:49
  • Countersinking Video 5:54-6:00
  • Tapping Video 6:08-6:16
  • Scribing Video 6:28-6:36
  • Marking Video 6:43-6:50
  • Spindle speeds up to 3,000 RPM is provided with a 24 HP drive.
  • Oxy-fuel and plasma cutting systems
  • Guaranteed accuracy with rack and pinion positioning and measuring systems on stock material regardless of the edge condition of the stock plate.
  • The dual carriage system eliminates the potential of horizontal clamps collapsing the skeleton.
  • Irregular stock plates or drops can be returned to stock and later utilized without having to make a square cut to start the CNC process.
  • Irregular Stock Plates
  • The dual carriage system permits virtually the entire stock length to be used to minimize scrap.
  • Guaranteed accuracy regardless of rust and mill scale
  • Guaranteed accuracy on large and small parts
  • Maximum accuracy is assured regardless of where they are nested in the stock plate

Drill Spindles

  • The Ficep drill spindle design features a ball screw feedthat is consistent with today's machining center designs.
  • This design permits the tool to advance through the material at a uniform feed rate that is coordinated and maintained by the CNC control.
  • Eliminates the tendency for the drill bit to rapidly accelerate and actually punch through the material upon break through.
  • This is the same system that is used in all CNC machining centers today to achieve maximum metal removal and to be able to fully utilize today's high performance insert tooling to its maximum efficiency.
  • The spindle speed range of the Ficep drilling spindle is also designed to accommodate the RPM (up to 3,000 RPM) requirement of today's high performance insert tools.
  • The entire drill head and spindle are advanced to the material as a single unit rather than just extending the spindle while the gearbox remains stationary to eliminate spindle wobble.
  • Internal and external coolant selected by program command.
  • Full spindle speed range available for all tool positions.

Drill Tool Changer

Video 3:32-3:41
  • Six different tool positions available for each spindle.
  • Automatic tool length calibration accomplished with an integrated laser measuring system.

Punch Tool Changer

Video 2:44-2:54
  • The Type B system features up to fourteen different punch tools.
  • Maximum holes size of up to 4".
  • Punching is always located directly in the middle of the hydraulic punching ram to eliminate any side loading.

CNC Control

  • Low maintenance cost due to the utilization of a standard PC platform
  • The Ficep software eliminates the requirement for additional hardware such as third party axis control boards, PLC hardware and encoder switching boards
  • The Ficep PC based control is provided with the proprietary Ficep software for remote diagnostics through a phone or internet connection.

Part Marking

  • 38 position fullyprogrammable turret marking system
  • Fully programmable scribing system for part marking and the generation of scribing lines.
Specifications:

Model

Plate Size

Punches

Drills

Plasma

Oxy/Fuel

Drill Thickness

Punch Thickness

Spindle HP

Type B 161

60" x 20 ft.

Yes

Optional

Standard

Optional

4"

1"

24 HP

Type B 251

98" x 20 ft.

Yes

Optional

Standard

Optional

4"

1"

24 HP