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Stand Alone Multiple Spindle Drilling Lines

Ficep Corporation produces ten different models of stand-alone CNC controlled multi-spindle drilling lines for the fabrication of structural steel. Here are some of the basic design features that are resident in the Ficep multiple spindle drill line systems.



  • Rack and pinion positioning and measuring achieve an accuracy level that is second to none.
  • The positioning accuracy is not affected by rust, scale, ice or snow on the section
  • Automatic stock length measuring before the section is processed
  • The positive rack and pinion system does not require calibration for changes in material type or conditions

Drill Spindles

Ball screw spindle feed with uniform feed rate for exceptional tool life and the ability to:

  • Milling of slotted holes
  • Milling of rat holes and weld prep View VideoView Second Video
  • Countersink
  • Tap
  • Scribing
  • Spindle speeds up to 5,000 RPMto maximize the utilization of carbide tools for drilling rates 10 times that of typical oil hole drills.
  • The drill spindle and head feed as one unit for maximum rigidity
  • Coolant through the spindle or external coolant capability per the program
  • The Ficep drill spindle like today’s machining centers employs a spindle drive which eliminates the need for internal gears to reduce maintenance cost.

Tool Changer

  • Automatic tool changing on each spindle
  • When different hole sizes are required in a section or from one section to the next, the tool is changed per the program
  • Eliminates operator error
  • When the drill requires replacement the software automatically changes the tool to a new drill of the same diameter.
  • The full range of spindle speeds is available for any tool that is loaded into the magazine.
  • The software automatically changes the required feeds and speeds based on the tool that is loaded into the spindle.
  • The fixed spindle design, mechanical feed and synchronization of the spindle feed and speed permits not just drilling but also
  • Scribing
  • Milling for slotted holes
  • Countersinking
  • Tapping


The Ficep CNC lines feature a PC based CNC control with proprietary Ficep engineered software to ideally match the application of the drilling line with the CNC control.

  • Low maintenance cost due to the utilization of a standard PC platform
  • The Ficep software eliminates the requirement for additional hardware such as third party axis control boards, PLC hardware and encoder switching boards

The Ficep Windows-based control is provided with the proprietary Ficep software for remote diagnostics through a phone connection.

Multiple Spindle CNC Drill Lines Model Endeavor DD with Independent Spindles

1203-Laser DD 1203 DD
Number of spindles 3 3
Horsepower per spindle 42 42
Spindle speed range (RPM) 180 – 5,000 180 – 5,000
Scribing on four sides Yes Yes
Maximum hole size 1-9/16″ (2″) 1-9/16″ (2″)
Maximum section depth 48″ 48″
Number of drill heads 3 3
Diameters per head with tool changer 6 6

Please review FICEP’s terms and conditions of sale and system specifications that are in our formal proposal. The manufacturer reserves the right to change specifications and features from those indicated above. Current specifications and features are part of the formal quotation.

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