There are a number of Horizontal Boring Mills types but the commonly utilized variation is the table and floor types. They are widely used in industrial applications and settings that require drilling, milling, boring or casting iron works such as in the industries of mining, construction, railway and other modern and in demand works. For smaller materials and less complicated job requirements, a table type boring machine is commonly utilized while the floor type is in demand in jobs that are more complex and demand bigger and irregular parts. Although this type of boring machine can be expensive, its efficiency yields a good return of investments and high quality products.
Parts of Horizontal Boring Mills
Base and Column
The base and column are very important parts of a horizontal boring machine. The base serves as a support for the rest of the machine elements. Without it, the boring mill would not be able to stand on its own. The column, on the other hand, supports the head of the machine where important details are contained.
As mentioned earlier, the head holds some of the most important elements of the boring machine. It is where the horizontal and auxiliary spindles are attached and without these spindles, the machine would not be able to function. The head is also responsible for controlling the efficiency and function of the spindle and hand feed in order for them to function properly.
Saddle and table
The main functions of saddle and table in Horizontal Boring Mills is to hold down the material that is being worked on including the other important attachments and machine parts. The saddle and table essentially keeps the horizontal boring mill together for the machine to function as it should.
Backrest or end support
Backrest are very important to a horizontal boring mill in a way that it keeps the arbors and boring bars in place while the machine is in operation. While in use, arbors and boring bars travel and rotate as part of its functions. Backrest ensures that the moving parts are firmly attached to the machine while it is doing its part in the process.
To ensure that you understand the functions of this important machine, conduct a research on the internet or you can ask your machine operator for more information. It is also important to refer to the user’s manual when in doubt.