The Canadian manufacturer of drilling and transport systems for mining and battery-powered electric vehicles for underground mining, Prairie Machine and Parts MfG. Ltd, has purchased a Union brand PCR 150 hydrostatic horizontal boring and milling machine.
What at first sounds like a relatively normal order turned out to be a real challenge as early as the planning stage. Due to the cramped space conditions in the workshop, there had to be very close cooperation not only with the customer but also with the workshop and foundation builders regarding the dimensions and the installation of the machine, which took several weeks. In the end, our experts developed a solution that is perfectly adapted to the available space on site and still meets all the requirements in terms of occupational safety and performance 100%.
The machine impresses with its hydrostatic guiding system in all machine axes. The horizontal floor-type boring mill is also equipped with a Fanuc control system and two additional floor plates at the left and right of the roto-traversing table, on which workpieces with a total weight of up to 25 tons can be machined efficiently and quickly. The travel of the column is 9,000 mm in the X-axis. The headstock can be raised to a height of 3,000 mm, using hydrostatic guides. The ram has a travel of 1,100 mm, and the boring spindle adds an additional 750 mm of plunging depth. The machine also has two machining attachments, a UC-V 45 milling head and a facing and boring head, which can be picked up quickly and efficiently in the pickup station on the floor plate.
This is already the second Union machine for Prairie Machines. The customer was ultimately won over by the quality of the boring mill already purchased and the on-site service provided by our Herkules USA subsidiary in North America.