5 Advantages and Benefits of Radial Drilling Machine
5 Advantages and Benefits of Radial Drilling Machine
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If you are a production manager or a factory owner, you've likely been told that you should be using a Radial Drilling Machine more than once or twice.
Because today, it is an essential part of any standard workshop.
But if you are not familiar with this machine, you might not be convinced that it is worth your money or investment.
And that is why on this page, we will go over what is Radial Drill Machine, the role it plays in manufacturing, and the five key benefits it offers your business.
So, let's get started.
What is a Radial Drilling Machine?
Radial Drilling Machine, also called Radial Arm Drill Press is a type of drill machine in which the drill head can slide across the length of a radial arm which can be moved upward and downward and can be rotated 360 from the column of the machine.
The most important components of the machine are the arm, column, drill head, and base.
If you rethinking what is the benefit of this sliding drill head with a fancy swinging radial arm, then wait till I explain to you some astonishing benefits you can get with this uniquely designed drill machine.
5 Advantages of Radial Drilling Machine
1. You can drill up to 75mm of huge holes in really, really thick metals.
If you are working in a manufacturing industry then you must know how hard it is to work with heavily weighted parts. It is not an easy task to move these heavy pieces of metals from one place to another.
And when it comes to doing machining operations on those parts such as drilling, boring, or tapping, it is damn hard laborious work!
Those parts are rock-solid pieces of metal. Traditional drilling and boring solutions can take up your valuable time and effort just to make a small hole in it.
And, if you want to make a let's say a hole with a 45mm diameter, forget it! That typical sensitive drills or bench drills cannot perform the heavy-duty job. They are not made for it. Well, then how do you perform the heavy operations on these large parts?
The answer is very simple: Radial Drill Machine, or to be precise: Heavy-duty Radial Drill Machine.
I'm glad you asked.
First, they are designed to do heavy-duty operations on thick metals. Secondly (and more importantly), THEY ARE WORKING. Hundreds and thousands of multinational manufacturing companies are using it already.
A radial drill machine can make a hole up to 75mm in practically any piece of metal. It can drill through aluminum, carbon steel, alloy steel, and cast iron.
And that is just the tip of the iceberg.
Keep reading to find out some highly fascinating benefits this radial drill machine can provide you that can dramatically boost your production.
2. Radial drill machines are easy to use and require minimum effort to make a hole in large-size workpieces.
When it comes to usability, most of the typical drill machine works fine with light-duty work. But again, if you want to perform heavy-duty work, those ordinary bench drill machines are far behind radial drill machines.
Now you must be wondering why am I saying that? What is wrong with those conservative bench drill machines?
Well, the problem with them is in the drill head.
They all come with fixed drill heads that are there whether or not you need them to be there.
You see, sometimes you have a very large size job which you just can't lift up by hand and put on the worktable. You must have to use some sort of machinery like a forklift or a crane to put it on the table. And that's when the problem comes.
The irritating fixed head!
It makes your job difficult.
With a fixed head, it is hard to use a forklift since there is a chance of the drill head getting damaged by the fork or the job itself. And you also can't use a crane because again, the fixed head will stop the crane's rope to put the part on the table.
So, what is the solution again?
The answer is the same: Radial Drill Machine.
Let me explain.
Radial drilling machines are designed uniquely. They come with a swinging radial arm, which means you can rotate the arm at fully 360.
So, whenever you want to put a part on the work table or on the base of the machine, you just have to pull the lever by your hand and push the arm in any direction. Now you have a wide-open work table, nothing will stop you from doing your job the way you want.
And that is not the end.
The radial arm can also move up and down, just push the arms control button and it will magically move up or down as per your command. It will save your time and energy.
3. You can drill multiple holes in a single set-up without moving the workpiece.
One more great feature in any radial drill machine is that you can slide it on the radial arm. Which enables you to drill multiple holes in a single set up. Just roll the handle of the arm by your hand and the drilling head will slide smoothly across the length of the arm.
Drill as much as holes you want, wherever you want. It is super easy and super practical.
Plus, it will also increase your productivity.
4. You can Perform Various Machining Operations in different materials.
There is one question I have not answered yet which most persons would ask before buying any type of drill machine: What can I do with that machine? Which machining operation can perform with it?
When it comes to radial drilling machines, you can perform various machining operations including, drilling, boring, tapping, reaming, counterboring, spot facing, and much more.
You can make various sizes of holes such as 30 mm, 50 mm, 70 mm, and up to 100 mm. They work well with almost all types of material from woods to plastics and metals.
And one more thing.
5. Radial Drilling Machines are Reliable
Finally, the last benefit of a radial drill machine that you would want to know before making a purchase decision is Reliability. Because if the machine is not going to last long then it isn't worth buying it. Right?
So, what makes a radial drilling machine reliable?
How can you be assured (even before using it) that it will live a longer life and serve your company for years?
Well, there are a couple of reasons that make a radial drill machine reliable. Here's the detail
Firstly, the base of the machine is made of graded cast iron. Which gives the machine high compressive strength and good wear resistance.
Secondly, the column of the machine is designed to take a heavy load, it has a long bottom for extraordinary rigidity to reduce vibration.
Finally, all gears of the radial drill machines are made of alloy steel [Gear Material] and with 50 to 60 HRC Heat treatment, hardened & Lapped running in an oil bath fitted with splined shafts. It will long last.
These days, Radial Drill Machine is an essential part of any manufacturing company.
And considering all of these clear advantages, there is no good reason not to buy one for your company.
A secret letter to Business Owners
My Dear Friend,
Listen: this post is not written as a sales pitch for MAAN. Clearly, my intention was to give you more information about the advantages of radial drilling machines.
But if you are interested in buying a new heavy-duty radial drill machine, I would highly recommend you to visit our product page.
We offer a wide variety of radial drill machines from 25mm to 75mm drilling capacity. We provide different types of radial drill machines such as all geared, double column, and heavy-duty.
And more importantly, we are specialized in it. Yes, my friend, MAAN Techno Plus has been in the business of manufacturing drilling machines for over 30 years.
And trust me, we are killing it. None of our competitors are as good as compared to us. In fact, I would rather say they are at least five years behind us.
I know it sounds like self-bragging, but it is the plain truth.
P.S. Once again, if you are really interested in buying a radial drill machine for heavy-duty usage, I personally insist you visit our product page and check out our product range of radial drills. And, if you have any query regarding the machine, call me anytime on the above number.