FERMAT’s WRF 160 CNC

October 15, 2015  

FERMAT’s WRF 160 CNC Heavy Duty Horizontal Boring Machine with Tilting Rotary Table

When we think of sustainable energy, or green energy, what usually comes to mind is an array of blinding solar panels soaking up the sun or great wind turbines cranking out kilowatts, rain or shine.
But, how do we get such large pieces of equipment to save us from burning old dinosaurs and swamps, how are we going to be green, environmentally friendly, and also have the benefits of electricity and indoor plumbing?  The answer lies with heavy industry.  Yes, large mammoth machines, gigantic tools of manufacturing used to transform our world.

Quick Facts

Specially designed rotary table can tilt workpiece from    0 to 10 degrees.

Max load 100 tons.

FERMAT’s WRF 160 CNC Heavy Duty Horizontal Boring Machine with Tilting Rotary Table

When we think of sustainable energy, or green energy, what usually comes to mind is an array of blinding solar panels soaking up the sun or great wind turbines cranking out kilowatts, rain or shine.

But, how do we get such large pieces of equipment to save us from burning old dinosaurs and swamps, how are we going to be green, environmentally friendly, and also have the benefits of electricity and indoor plumbing?  The answer lies with heavy industry.  Yes, large mammoth machines, gigantic tools of manufacturing used to transform our world.

Right now, FERMAT is putting the finishing touches on a special order from one of its clients in Denmark who manufactures huge parts for wind turbines.  To machine its components, it chose FERMAT’s WRF 160 CNC heavy duty horizontal boring machine with its hefty rotary table boasting a load bearing capacity of 100 metric tons; however, there was a catch:  Can we make the table tilt—and still guarantee precise and powerful machining?  (Boring and milling hubs for herculean wind turbines is no easy maneuver.)  FERMAT’s technical engineers took on the challenge and designed a special rotary table, in the same parameters of perfection, but with two brawny pistons that can tilt the table from 0 to 10 degrees, allowing complete machining of the workpiece from angles unattainable otherwise.

Tilting Rotary Table for FERMAT’s WRF 160 CNC Heavy Duty Horizontal Boring Machine

So, as you stand in amazement at gargantuan wind turbines, perhaps marvel at the technology harnessing the winds, or just flick on your light switch and reach in the fridge, give a thought to hardworking heavy industrial machines providing you with such environmentally friendly, renewable energy.

Right now, FERMAT is putting the finishing touches on a special order from one of its clients in Denmark who manufactures huge parts for wind turbines.  To machine its components, it chose FERMAT’s WRF 160 CNC heavy duty horizontal boring machine with its hefty rotary table boasting a load bearing capacity of 100 metric tons; however, there was a catch:  Can we make the table tilt—and still guarantee precise and powerful machining?  (Boring and milling hubs for herculean wind turbines is no easy maneuver.)  FERMAT’s technical engineers took on the challenge and designed a special rotary table, in the same parameters of perfection, but with two brawny pistons that can tilt the table from 0 to 10 degrees, allowing complete machining of the workpiece from angles unattainable otherwise.

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Tilting Rotary Table for FERMAT’s WRF 160 CNC Heavy Duty Horizontal Boring Machine

So, as you stand in amazement at gargantuan wind turbines, perhaps marvel at the technology harnessing the winds, or just flick on your light switch and reach in the fridge, give a thought to hardworking heavy industrial machines providing you with such environmentally friendly, renewable energy.