New Horizontal Borer
In 2014 CWE Ltd recognised the need for a new horizontal borer (CNC) machine to service current customer requirements and also to target larger components such as gearboxes and frames. CWE Ltd bought a TOS
Varnstoff WHQ 13.8 CNC boring machine.
The machine has X travel of 3500mm, Y travel 2500mm, W column travel 1250mm, Z spindle travel of
800mm. Table size is 2200 x 1800mm. Table capacity is 10 tonne with overhead crane. Accuracy is 0.01mm.
Quality reports can be produced using gauging on the machine or a Faro arm technique and CWE is able
to liaise with customers and agree a plan of action job by job. This is advantageous with large valuable
components in the refurbishment market. The photos illustrate the use of dry ice to shrink sleeves into
the bored holes for subsequent machining.