Ideal for Applications in the Following Industries:
  • Architectural metal
  • Boat Manufacturers
  • Fastener and Bolt Manufacturers
  • Machine Shops
  • Metal Fabricators
  • Ornamental Iron and Railing Shops
  • Steel Service Centers
  • Stainless Steel Fabricators
  • Steel Service Centers
  • Structural Steel Fabricators
  • Trailer Manufacturers
  • Tube and Steel Suppliers

Explorer 1 Drilling Center

Standard Features & Equipment:

  • 3-Axis CNC Vertical Drilling Center
  • Capable of Drilling, Slotting, Milling, and Tapping
  • Y-Axis and Z-Axis Positioning is Servo Controlled with a Ball Screw
  • X-Axis Positioning is Servo Controlled with FMB’s Rotary Automatic Material Indexing System
    • Allows for pieces up to 98ft to be indexed in a single movement
    • Work up to 98ft long pieces from End to End
  • 15" Color Touchscreen Control is very Intuitive so Machine Programming is easy and simple
  • Material Table – Easy Selection of Part Dimensions
  • Tool Table – Create and Save Tools
  • Part Measurement System
    • When a part is loaded into the Explorer 1, it uses a laser to find the incoming edge of the part.
    • It then measures the height and width of the loaded piece to confirm the actual part dimensions match the programmed dimensions.
  • Mist Lubrication System includes through tool coolant
  • Remote/Offline Programming is Available

Technical Specifications:

Max Incoming Part Length – X-Axis 98ft
Y-Axis Travel 16-1/2"
Z-Axis Travel 25-1/2"
Max Part Width 17-3/4"
Min Part Width 1-1/2"
Max Part Height 11-7/8"
Min Part Height 3/8"
Max Drilling Diameter 1-1/4"
Min Drilling Diameter 1/5"
X-Axis and Y-Axis Positioning Speed 30 ft/min
X-Axis (material indexing speed) 18 ft/min
Max Spindle Speed 3,000 RPM
Spindle Power 8.25 HP
Tool Holder ISO 40

FMB Explorer 1 Spec Sheet Download FMB Explorer 1 - Spec Sheet