The professional drilling machine for the small workshop - for single pieces, variantions or multiple examples.
And end to the lengthy, old fashioned process involving scale drawings, the use of centre punches and hand drills.
The Steinhauer eCAB DrillMate originally was designed as a good value piece of equipment for the switch cabinet workshop. The main characteristic of this machine is the manufacture of singe-pieces, variations and low multiples of switch cabinets. The time spent on the mechanical layout of the switch cabinet, the placing of components on the mounting-plate or outer parts of the switch cabinet, like doors or side panels compares favourably with the rest of the work necessary.
For conventional manufacture all components of the switch cabinet will be taken from the store-room and moved around on the undrilled mounting plate until a correct layout is found. After that the layout will be transferred to the mounting plate by taking exact measurements. Then the holes will be center-punched and drilled with a hand-drill. For a complex switch cabinet the time needed will be between 3 to 5 hours.
The finished drawing can easily be exported to the postprocessor which will initiate the manufacturing process after carrying out a series of reasonableness checks. After finishing the drawing it will be exported to the postprocessor which will perform the automated machine-programming after various plausibility checks. Components which are not mounted directly onto the mounting plate will be removed from the drilling program by the software automatically. The further machining of the workpiece will be done by the drilling machine automatically.
Whilst the machine is running the operative can perform other duties like trimming cable channels and top hat rails. The cutting-list will be generated by the software too. Production will be performed to a tolerance of 0.1 mm and with low noise levels.