Every new Eldorado gundrilling machine now features an updated operator control panel. While still using a PC-based system featuring Beckhoff controls, both the hardware and software have been improved with job shop operators in mind.
The display screen has been enlarged to 7 inches, which allows for larger graphics and easier-to-read menus. Touchscreen capability has also been added to improve menu navigation. Large pushbuttons have replaced the keypad, which makes the control panel more durable and easier to use in a shop floor setting.
The new control also features CNC G-Code programming capability, which allows the customer to write their own gundrilling programs. This improves machine flexibility with options like variable feeds & speeds, drilling peck cycles, dwell times, and many other basic G-Code capabilities. A simple USB connection for an external keyboard makes it easy to quickly type new G-Code programs while standing at the machine. These features are very useful for job shops that are always running different size gundrilling jobs.
Eldorado gundrilling machines are designed and manufactured in the USA by Kays Engineering.