FORES Solutions GmbH
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2532 Magglingen
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FORES 648 – the mobile compact drilling and milling centre

Small, detailed and finishing operations are often a costly affair on large and thus expensive machining centres and can also unduly tie up this production equipment. A small, highly flexible machining centre provided as needed helps to significantly rationalise the production process. The mobile FORES 648 compact machining centre also provides valuable service as a quickly set-up stand-alone machine, allowing the efficient and precise machining of smaller workpieces, including drilling, milling and grinding processes.

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Mobile compact machining centre

Weighing barely 900 kg, the FORES 648 can be brought quickly and easily to any desired location by manual lift truck. Requiring less than 2 m2 of floorspace, it can be flexibly set up anywhere.

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Stable, precise and flexible

The high-precision machine column, extremely solidly built and welded, operates with 3 axes with preloaded linear rail guides and ISO-5 ball-screw drive (optionally ISO-3). The turret head for 6 tool holders allows fast tool changes for efficient machining processes, and 2 tool magazines for 12 tools each provide the necessary flexibility.

Plug in – and go!

The compact machine design integrates all components necessary for operation, especially the cooling system and compressor. This allows the centre to be optimally positioned for any production process, regardless of the existing infrastructure. Only a 400 V power connection is required: Plug in – and go!

Drilling, thread cutting, milling and grinding – fast and precise

The FORES 648 is designed for fast and precise machining operations with a max. torque of 8 Nm:

  • Drilling (aluminium ø 1–10 mm, steel ø 1–8 mm)
  • Thread cutting (aluminium M2…M10, steel M3…M8)
  • Milling (milling depth axial/radial per pass: steel 0.5 mm, aluminium 1 mm)
  • Grinding (with optional air turbines with up to 40 000 min–1 resp. 150 000 min–1)

Fores648 features


  • CNC control Mitsubishi M80, 90° swing-out
  • 3 linear axes with Mitsubishi spindle motors:
    – X: stroke 250 mm, travel speed 20 m/min
    – Y: stroke 150 mm, travel speed 15 m/min
    – Z: stroke 150 mm, travel speed 10 m/mi
  • Positioning accuracy ± 5 µm, repeat accuracy ± 10 µm
  • Manual or pneumatic precision holder with variable workpiece holding
  • Turret head for 6 tool holders, spindle speed 10 000 min-1 (optional 18 000 min-1)
  • Manual tool change from 2 integrated tool magazines for 12 tools each
  • Integrated closed-loop cooling system with 85-litre tank and filter
  • Integrated chip removal (screw conveyor)
  • Front access via lift-up window
  • Side access or workpiece feed-through via swing-out doors