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Methods is the exclusive importer of the Fair Friend Group (FFG) Feeler line of machine tools throughout North America.

FFG is one of the world’s largest machine tool builders and the world’s second largest builder of vertical machining centers, with major manufacturing operations in Taiwan, China, Japan and the U.S.A. Feeler is known for rigorous quality control and has invested significantly in highly advanced manufacturing equipment and research and development.

Feeler was founded in 1979 to produce parts for Japanese machine and construction manufacturers. Today, the company is a leading global producer of numerically controlled machine tools for automotive, medical and aerospace suppliers. Feeler has the capacity of producing over 8,000 CNC machine tools per year.

Over the years, Feeler machines have earned a global reputation for quality and performance, innovative design and rigid construction. This success is the result of their innovative design, in-house machining capabilities and rigorous quality control. In order to manufacture machines that fully meet customer requirements all around the world, they utilize an advanced, integrated manufacturing system.

The Feeler lineup of machines features extensive design and engineering by Methods Machine Tools to provide users unsurpassed performance and value. The full range of machines encompasses Turning Centers, Vertical Machining Centers, Bridge Mills and Boring Mills and are manufactured to Methods’ specifications by FFG. The “Feeler by Methods” machines were designed specifically for the U.S. market. These machines offer North American customers a wider selection of reasonably priced, high-performance solutions.

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FBM-110

Boring Mills

  • 35HP Spindle
  • Full 4th Axis Rotary Table
  • Glass Scales X, Y, Z
  • Two Year Warranty

FTC-200L

Turning Centers

  • 8 in. Chuck A2-6
  • Max. Turning Diameter: 13.8 in. (350 mm)
  • Max. Turning Length: 26.0 in. (660 mm)
  • Bar Capacity: 2.5 in. (65 mm)
  • Linear Guideways on X, Z-axis

FVP-800A

Vertical Machining Centers

  • 10,000 rpm 25HP 40 Taper Spindle
  • Screw Type Chip Conveyor
  • FANUC Spindle and Servo Motors
  • Linear Guideways Design X & Y axes
  • Boxways on Z-axis
  • 24 Tool Dual Swing Arm ATC

HV-800

Vertical Machining Centers

  • 25 hp / 12,000 or 30 hp / 15,000 DDS
  • 40 Taper BIG-PLUS
  • AI NANO CC
  • X-Y Roller Guideways Travel: 31.5”/20.5” (800mm/520mm)
  • Z Boxways Travel: 19.9” (505 mm)
  • Table dimensions: 37.4” x 20.5”

HV-1000

Vertical Machining Centers

  • 30 hp / 15,000 DDS
  • 40 Taper BIG-PLUS
  • AI NANO CC
  • X-Y Roller Guideways Travel: 39.4”/20.5” (1000mm/520mm)
  • Z Boxways travel: 19.9” (505 mm)

VB-1100

Vertical Machining Centers

  • 8000 rpm 25 hp BIG-PLUS 50 Taper Spindle
  • 2 Stage Gearbox
  • FANUC Spindle and Servo Motors
  • All Boxway Design X/Y/Z
  • 30 Tool Dual Swing Arm ATC
  • AICC-40 Block Look Ahead

VMP-800

Vertical Machining Centers

  • 10,000 rpm 15 hp BIG-PLUS 40 Taper Spindle
  • Chip Conveyor
  • FANUC Spindle and Servo Motors
  • Linear Guideways Design X & Y axes
  • Boxways on Z-axis
  • 30 Tool Dual Swing Arm ATC (50 opt.)

VMP-800apc

Vertical Machining Centers

  • 10,000 rpm 15 hp BIG-PLUS 40 Taper Spindle
  • Chip Conveyor
  • FANUC Spindle and Servo Motors
  • Linear Guideways Design X & Y axes
  • Boxways on Z-axis
  • 30 Tool Dual Swing Arm ATC (50 opt.)

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Feeler

The Feeler lineup of machines features extensive design and engineering by Methods Machine Tools to provide users unsurpassed performance and value. The full range of machines encompasses Turning Centers, Vertical Machining Centers, Bridge Mills and Boring Mills and are manufactured to Methods’ specifications by FFG. The “Feeler by Methods” machines were designed specifically for the U.S. market. These machines offer North American customers a wider selection of reasonably priced, high-performance solutions.

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