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Feeler lineup of machines features extensive design and engineering by Methods Machine Tools, Inc.  Feeler Machining Centers, Turning Centers, Bridge Mills, and Boring Mills are manufactured to Methods specifications by Fair Friend Group (FFG), the second largest builder of VMC's in the world.  FFG has major manufacturing operations in Taiwan, China, Japan, and the US with a current output of over 700 CNC Machine Tools per month.  One third of the Feeler workforce is comprised of R&D staff.  FFG Feeler Machine Tools have earned a world-class reputation for product excellence and reliability.  Feeler Machine Tools: Performance and Value - backed by Methods.

See 4 Feeler and 2 RoboDrill Automation cell designed by Methods for MFC Netform

HV-Series High Performance Vertical Machining Centers

HV-Series Features:

• 1G X-Y Axis Acceleration
• 1.1 Sec. Tool Change Time
• Roller Guideways on X & Y-Axes
• Boxway in Z-Axis
• 25HP/ 30HP Direct Drive 40 Taper Spindle
• Fanuc 0i-MB Control (31i optional) w/4th Axis Prep.
• 30 Tool ATC
• AICC ll - 180 Block Look Ahead
• 60/ 60/ 48m Rapids
• 2362"/ 2362"/ 1890"

VB-Series Vertical Machining Centers

VB-Series Features:

• X-Axis Travels: 900 - 2,200 (35" - 87")
• Y-Axis Travels: 610 - 960 (24" - 38")
• Z-Axis Travels: 600 - 800 (24" - 31.5")
• 25 HP Spindles
• 30 Tool ATC
• Boxways on X, Y, and Z-Axes
• Fanuc 0i-MD Control
• 2-speed gearbox
• 6,000 RPM and 8,000 RPM CAT40/ CAT50  

See VB-1900 cut 4140 alloy steel!

VMP-Series Vertical Machining Centers

VMP-Series Features:

• Linear Guideways on X and Y-Axes
• Linear Guideways on Z-Axis (VMP-580), Boxways on Z-Axis (VMP-800/1100)
• Fanuc 0i-MD Control

FT-Series Turning Centers

FT-Series Features:

  • Slantbed/Boxway Construction
  • 30° Slant Bed
  • All Boxway Design
  • Maximum Turning Diameter: 330 - 620
  • Maximum Turning Length: 530 - 1530
  • Maximum Bar Capacity: 65 - 115 (2" - 3.58")
  • Chuck Sizes: 210-381
  • Spindle Motor: 20HP - 40HP
  • Fanuc 0i-TC Control

 

FTC-Series Turning Centers

FTC-Series Features:

• 30° Slant Bed Construction
• Linear Guideways on X and Z-Axis
• Fanuc 0i-TD Control
• Maximum Bar Capacity: 1.77 - 2.5

FV-Series Double Column Bridge Mills

FV-Series Features:

• X-Axis Travel: 2,160 - 7,200 (85" - 284")
• Y-Axis Travel: 1,400 - 4,000 (55" - 158")
• Z-Axis Travel: 900 (1,200 optional) (35.4" (47.2" optional))
• Distance Between Columns: 1,600 - 3,500 (63" - 138")
• Roller guideways X-Y
• Boxway Z-axis
• German ZF Gearboxes

FBM-Series Horizontal Boring Mills

FBM-Series Horizontal Boring Mill Features:

• Traveling Column (Z-Axis) T-type base
• Z-Axis Construction - All Models: (3) Roller Guideways with (12) table blocks
• X-Axis Construction FBM-110,R: Box Ways
• X-Axis Construction FBM-130R: Roller Guideways
• Y-Axis Construction All Models: Box Ways
• Fanuc 31i Control
• Linear Glass Scales on X-, Y-, Z-axes.

SBM Milling Machine

Feeler SBM-2000 Universal Milling Machine with Fanuc 32iB CNC Control

  • 4,000 rpm 20/25 HP
  • 15/ 18.5 kw Spindle W/ ZF
  • Cat 50 Taper
  • Working Area 2,100 mm x 1,000 mm
  • Max. Table Loading 5,000 kg
  • X-Axis Travel 2,000 mm
  • Y-Axis Travel (upward - downward) 1,200 mm (1,500 mm)
  • X-Axis Travel (forward - backward) 1,000 mm

Contact your local
Feeler distributor

Concept Machine Tool - MN
15625 Medina Road
Minneapolis, MN 55447
Tel: 763-559-1975

Elite Tool installs Feeler FV-2218

Elite Tool LLC, Moscow Mills, Missouri recently installed the first Feeler-Methods bridge mill in the USA.  Elite - a 30,000 sq.ft. facility northwest of St. Louis - purchased the Feeler FV-2218 from McClain Tool & Technology - the local dealer for machine tools from Methods.

Article appears with permission of Mid-America Commerce & Industry Magazine.

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New: Feeler One Page Brochure!

A new one page Feeler Lineup brochure is available.  This brochure lists general specifications for all the Feeler machines available from Methods.

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Download the Feeler Product Line Catalog

This catalog contains product specifications for Feeler Turning Centers, VMC's, Bridge Mills and Horizontal Boring Mills.

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(20) Feeler Machines at ETM Industries!

The August 2010 issue of Canadian Metalworking magazine details ETM Industries, a Renfrew, ON shop specializing in molds, fixtures and precision contract machining.

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