The new ZINSER 4125B recently completed its first big project with the integrated CNC drilling unit.
Big plates (8.2 x 2.4 m) of an unusual, difficult to machine 1.4462 Duplex material had to be drilled within a short period of time. Requested were holes with a top diameter of 20 mm and a bottom diameter of 15 mm. No problem for the new drilling unit and a further advantage for Hilgefort’s customers, as there are just very few manufacturers who can offer this service due to the extraordinary bore diameter in combination with the large plate size.
“Before investing, we gathered extensive information about the various drilling alternatives for cutting machines available on the market”, explains General Manager Ulrich Hilgefort. “But our engineers discovered very fast, that ZINSER’s drilling unit is far superior to its competitors‘. That’s why, again, we invested in a ZINSER system – the right choice, as this first successful task showed.”
With a special tool, produced only for this task, every hole was drilled twice, resulting in a total sum of 28400 drillings. Despite this complex manufacturing process, the task could be fulfilled within approx. 500 working hours.
Through this first task alone, the new ZINSER system could already prove itself. Today, the 4125B is fully functional and integrated into the production processes at Hilgefort. CEO Ulrich Hilgefort is already looking forward to many new, varied tasks for their contract manufacturing department. “The new ZINSER system increases our capacities significantly, allowing us to offer our customers additional production possibilities”, says Ulrich Hilgefort.
If you are interested to see a ZINSER drilling unit near your location in action, please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time. We are looking forward to organizing a visit for you.