Boring machines are rather simple structure-wise, consisting of a cutting head in the frontal portion to clear hole routes. This is equipped with a fan whose blades rotate at angles like drills. Behind such blades are cylindrical metal shields to stop the loose dust from flying. There is a well-defined path chalked out at the location where the tunnel is supposed to be made.
Thereafter the machine is started and it gradually pushes the earth to make its way through it. Chunks of drilled earth then are pulled behind the fan blades inside the shields. The tunnel boring machine continues to work in this manner till the chalked out path is made. So tunnel boring machines are typically used as specialty construction devices that have been designed to dig tunnels conveniently and quickly. These devices build tunnels having a circular cross-section. The biggest advantage of such machines is that they can make their way through the hardest of surfaces.
Tunnel boring machines are known to result in lesser disturbances compared to blasting or hand mining.
The horizontal boring machines are great options for metal and wood workers who want to drill horizontal or angled holes in their works. Such boring machines are preferred to other devices because of their capacity and precision to drill holes which are deep. Horizontal boring machines are much in demand for their ability to simplify the doweling process.
Horizontal boring machines resemble drill presses and have the same function of boring holes in wooden or metal surfaces. But unlike the drill press that can make only vertical holes, horizontal boring machines are more versatile offering multiple drilling options.
Computer Numeric Control or CNC machines are today found in practically all industries, whether large scale or small scale. There is no facet of manufacturing untouched by these automated CNC devices. These machines can create industrial parts devoid of human assistance. These devices work when a set of instructions are fed into an internal computer controller in form of codes. There has grown a steady demand for CNC programmers so much so that many institutions have introduced courses for training such personnel.
Boring machines are therefore typically drilling devices for drilling holes faster than if it was to be done by hand which would have justifiably taken up a lot of time and labor. Moreover, where the demand is for precision, there can be no substitute for such devices.
The operators simply have to enter a set of instructions for the machines to follow and the boring machines can do the rest for you!