Laser Controlled – Linear Self Leveling Mill – (LSLM)
The LSLM is specifically designed to machine large irregular areas such as Steam turbine horizontal half joints.
The main benefit of this machine is that the milling head assembly is laser controlled using three laser targets and ball screws to ensure it is always machines parallel to the laser plane, regardless of the deflection of the supporting beams. This enables areas as large as 8 by 17 meters (26 x 55ft) to be machined in a single set up to close tolerances.
We have a large range of X/Y mills capable of machining large rectangular areas either horizontal or vertical. Machines vary in size from 1 x 1.5meters (3 – 5ft) to 8 x 17 meters.
These machines depend on structural strength for accuracy (Unlike our laser controlled Linear Self Leveling Mill (LSLM) and hence as the size increases, accuracy will decrease.
The Symmetrical Mill was specifically designed to machine wear plate surfaces on Steel and Alumina Rolling Mill Stands. The mill consists of two X/Y mills, one located in the Operator side and one in the Drive side. The mills are set up parallel to the center line of the mill stand and after machining the Exit side of the Mill stand, the cross bed in each X/Y mill is swung 180 degrees and the entry side machined without the need to reset the X/Y mill position relative to the center line of the Stand.
The time saving is so significant it is possible to halve the time required for machining access to machine all four faces on a four high hot strip mill stand.