Vertical turret head drilling machine with waterjet option
The new topDRILL RX (G8 series) is a further development of the well-known RX smart-5.
The machine with the new eight-fold turret is perfectly suited for rapid drilling and countersinking of flat glass. The optional waterjet head allows surface and edge cut-outs to be created.
As with all G8 systems, the RX can be installed as a stand-alone unit or as part of the combiFIN line.
How is the topDRILL RX 14 G8 configured?
The RX machine uses the extremely massive base frame of the G8 series. This facilitates the combination of different heights, drilling heads and construction lengths. The design of the RX 14 is open at the top, enabling the processing of taller glass.
The front and rear Y-bars for moving the drilling heads sit on the base frame. The safety enclosures and the control cabinet have been fully integrated into the base frame. The system can either be supplied with a belt drive on the Y-axis or, in the case of high-performance use and multi-shift operation, with recirculating ball screws, separate servo drives and integrated central lubrication.
As a stand-alone machine, the RX can be mounted on a back wall in order to save space. The maintenance access points are on the side.
The base frame can be extended on the right and left with extension modules (depending on the desired maximum glass length). The RX machine can be expanded into a processing line with the GLX grinding machine. The topCLEAR washing machines may be integrated into the system. The topDRILL RX machines are available in the running direction of your choice.
How does the topDRILL RX 14 G8 work?
RX drilling machines are vertical machines for drilling and countersinking flat glass on both sides, optionally with equipment for waterjet cutting.
The RX is very flexible and can be used for various data input options (directly on the machine, in the office, via an interface). The glass sheet is placed at any position on the inlet side. The operator starts the desired program and the sheet moves to the drilling heads. Inside the safety enclosure, the starting edge of the sheet is measured (rectangle or shape, a straight lower edge is necessary) and the glass thickness is checked. The drilling process is automatic and optimised. The tools are changed on one side as a special highlight, while drilling or countersinking is still in progress on the opposite side. The glass is only fixed by clamping jaws at the time of drilling. It is possible to process coated glass.
Deep countersinking is performed quickly and safely because the torque is continuously monitored and adjusted in addition to the support provided by the clamping plates.
If the system is equipped with the optional waterjet cutting head, it is also possible to make any type of cut-out with the machine, e.g. for shower or all-glass doors.
Who is the topDRILL RX 14 G8 suitable for?
The topDRILL RX 14 G8 is suitable for any modern glass processing operation that processes regular glass heights. The optimal field of application is the production of shower and full glass doors, side panels, parapets or similar glass. The maximum glass length can be adjusted to meet requirements using the available extension modules.
The vertical design and very compact construction allows the G8 machines to be installed in confined spaces. The side maintenance access points ensure that the machine can be installed directly against a wall.
Investment security is ensured thanks to the possibility of expansion with additional modules or further processing devices.
What advantages does the system offer?
The topDRILL RX series is the original when it comes to vertical drilling machines. The system has been optimised and has eight-fold drilling heads at the front and rear. The programmes and interfaces have also been updated and adapted to new conditions.
The topDRILL RX 14 G8 can be installed as a stand-alone machine or in combination with a GLX, for example, to form a machining line. A topCLEAR washing machine can also be combined at any time, since the necessary internal interface is provided as standard.
Thanks to the optionally available waterjet head, the machine can also produce individual edge and surface cut-outs.