Recently at the IMTS show in Chicago, Fryer Machine unveiled one of their newest machines, the HR-14. This small footprint horizontal milling machine was designed by toolmakers and for toolmakers. The HR-14 is the perfect machine for toolrooms, job shops and repair facilities. Its compact design allows it to fit in any shop and its entry-level price point allows it to fit into any budget. This machine was designed to be simple to program and easy to operate so that new customers can get to the business of making parts in a hurry.
The HR-14 is fully manual with 3 handwheels and “Do One” operations to speed you through small lot machining. Every area of this machine has a focus on ease of use. There’s simple menu programming with no codes of any kind, the ability to read standard G & M codes from CAD-CAM systems, solid model part verification and electronic probe cycles.
The HR-14 offers some great features:
- A 16” platter rotary table to allow customers to work multiple sides in one set-up
- 20 HP 8,000 RPM CAT-40 taper spindle
- 16 tool automatic tool changer
- Rugged, heavy-duty Meehanite castings
- Absolute encoders – no homing required
- Handwheel run feature
- Available full guarding, 16 tool ATC, and high speed spindles
Interested in the nuts and bolts of the HR-14? Here are the specs on this unit:
- 40” X Travel
- 20” Y Travel
- 20” Z Travel
- 3,500 lb table load capacity
- 16” x 54” table size
- 5 / 0.63” T-Slots (No./Width)
- 33.8” Table top to floor
- 80 ft/lbs at 350 RPM spindle torque
- 29”-9” spindle nose to table center
- 22”-2” spindle center to table top
In recent years Fryer Machine has become known for high-quality, easy-to-use equipment. One customer in White Plains, NY said the following, “I want to thank Fryer Machine Systems and their staff for all the assistance and knowledge that was given to Metro North Railroad after the installation of these machines. Transitioning to CNC from manual machining has truly allowed us to increase our capabilities and machine items that were previously impossible manually or not cost effective, while still having the ability to operate in the manual mode. I look forward to using these machines each day to learn more and see what else they can do beyond what was once the normal.” Contact Brooks Associates today to set-up a machine demo and learn more about the benefits of Fryer Machine.