BDL 1250/9B


In the world of fabrication there is no such thing as "one size fits all" equipment. Each machine has an ideal application, and for each Fabricator there is an ideal machine.

The BDL-1250/9B Beam Drill Line is a machine designed to apply high speed steel (morse taper) drill tooling to the production of heavy structural steel members. Columns in excess of 1,000 kg / Meter (730 lbs/ft) are continually executed with ease on this one-of-a-kind system. Proven to process between 150-180 tons of structural steel per week on average (this can fluctuate based on section size and complexity of operations) the BDL-1250/9B proudly serves not only high throughput facilities, but fabricators who require the ability to process heavy column sizes.

Powerful Spindle

The BDL-1250/9B Drill Line offers powerful spindle capabilities that surpass others in today's market. The proven nine spindle design of the BDL-1250/9B series of machines has long served as the benchmark for drilling efficiency within the structural steel industry.

Roller Measurement

Peddinghaus' Roller Measurement allows for supreme flexibility in regards to material handling, and overall production capacity. This unique form of measurement drives the material through the machine with a powerful drive roller mechanism. Applying a set of precision encoders that track distance the material has traveled, the machine is able to quickly and accurately produce perfect parts.

Benefits of the Peddinghaus Roller Feed system can include:

  • Minimized footprint - store material outside, and allow material to easily pass through a small doorway through the exterior walls of your facility
  • No length restriction - stock length is dictated only by weight
  • Load profiles of all shapes and sizes one after another without any stop in production - no need to wait for the return or unload of a gripper carriage, no need to change clamping devices


Layout Marking/Scribing

Layout marking and carbide scribing are critical to accuracy, and reliability in today's modern fabrication shops. The BDL-1250/9B offers a unique integrated carbide scribing station on the top flange of a profile, while also performing streamlined layout marking via each of the available drill spindles.

Siemens Control

The Peddinghaus BDL-1250/9B features the industry leading CNC control panel from Siemens. This powerful multi-axis control panel offers the flexibility of a Windows® interface, while maintaining the robust build and quality of a shop hardened CNC control. The unmatched global access to spare parts, service, and industry leading warranty prove Siemens to be the ultimate electronics provider in today's machine tool market.

Raptor Software

Raptor software from Peddinghaus is today's premier structural machine tool CAD/CAM platform. Equipped with versatile modules intended to import, design, and export part programs, Raptor is fully customizable for the unique needs of the individual fabricator.



Maximum Section Width 50"
Minimum Section Width 3"
Maximum Section Height 24"
Minimum Section Height 3/4"
Maximum Weight/Length 848 lbs / foot
Maximum Total Weight 43,800 lbs
Spindle Horsepower 15 HP
Spindle Speed 62-900 RPM
Number of Spindles 9
Maximum Hole Size 2"
Machine Weight 26,800 lbs