Milling Machine from Guild International
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Milling Machine Close Up

Secondary sub-clamps provide accurate milling head position.

Milling Machine Top Milling Head

Low cost, high end, precision spindles are retracted and raised during line run.

Milling Machine Top View

A compressed air conveyance system creates a venturi vacuum for simultaneous chip removal during milling operation.

Milling Machine Spindles

Milling head carriage includes maintenance position for faster and easier tooling changeover.

Milling Machine Drive

Fully enclosed cable carriers protect connections from debris.

Milling Machine Bottom Mill Head

Variable speed milling heads can be changed according to milling requirements.

The Guild Top and Bottom Bead Milling Machine is a must for any production line with welding units being utilized. Our milling machine is perfect for removing any excess weld bead material from the top and bottom of the welded joint. This unit includes both upper and lower milling heads, drive assembly, strip clamp, and a chip collector system, all supported by the main frame. The complete assembly rides on wheels and can be positioned by hydraulic cylinder so that the milling assemblies are in the proper position for weld bead removal.

Our milling machine is perfect for removing any excess weld bead material from the top and bottom of the welded joint.

The spindles are retracted and raised during line run.  Guild uses Setco B070 high end Sentry precision spindles. The spindles are powered by individual A.C. motors, and the spindle traverse is by a common variable speed A.C. drive system. The upper head is positioned vertically on slides by electric motor for final positioning prior to the milling operation.

The upper strip clamp is made of a four (4) post, heavy-duty design. One clamp contains both strip ends while the upper milling device is mounted off this clamp. The center of the clamp is slotted to permit passage of the upper milling cutter. Within this main upper clamp are separate sub-clamps which are used to clamp the thinner of the two strip ends. These sub-clamps are operated through a wedge and hydraulic cylinder. Included in the secondary clamps are sensors that are used to determine the clamps final position. This information is then sent to the machine control device so that the upper milling head is properly positioned prior to the milling operation.

This machine is designed to mill either top only, bottom only, or both top and bottom, depending on the selection by the operator. The two strip ends do not need to be the same thickness for this unit to operate properly. However, maximum deviation between strip thicknesses should not exceed 2.0mm.

A vacuum-type chip removal system is provided to collect debris from both the top and bottom of the strip surfaces. And a weld detector device is provided to send a signal to the line control devices to stop the weld in the area of the milling machine.

Why Choose Guild

Since 1958, Guild International has led the industry as a world leader in designing and manufacturing coil joining and strip accumulating machinery. We continue to meet the rigorous engineering and design expectations that our clients have come to value. Guild’s equipment continues to increase productivity and yield on thousands of installations around the world on virtually all types of coil processing lines and materials.

Our team of designers and sales engineers are dedicated to providing innovative products and services that exceed our customers’ expectations to help make them more productive and profitable.

Our promise is simple: To take the time to come to know and understand our customers’ needs for coil processing and strip accumulating, and to then provide those customers the most appropriate, high-quality equipment to increase their productivity and profit.

Guild International offers a complete line of coil end welders for almost any application. Our patented product line includes Zipwelders(TM), resistance welders, semi-automatic shearwelders, and strip accumulators including Supercoils®, Superloops(TM) and Continuous Coils. Guild also produces a full line of rotary and cropshears along with uncoilers, speed funnels, and flatteners. Plus, our team of engineers will help you determine your needs and ensure proper equipment design and compatibility with your existing equipment. With Guild’s coil processing machinery, you can improve your processing line’s productivity and stay competitive in today’s business world. Put Guild International to work on your strip processing needs today.