BF46 Milling Machine METEX by OPTIMUM Brushless 2.2kw Geared Head Motor Tapping


BF46 Milling Machine METEX by OPTIMUM Brushless 2.2kw Geared Head Motor Tapping


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Another Quality METEX product made by OPTIMUM!

Get the best of both worlds METEX is the trusted Australian brand made for Australian standards and conditions made by OPTIMUM with their German Precision design and Quality control.

Precision drilling/milling machine with OPTIMUM brush-less controller for electronic, continuously controllable drive

  • Heavy, sturdy and solid columns made of premium cast material with ground and shaven dovetail guide for excellent stability and precision
  • Excellent concentricity thanks to tapered roller bearings, better than 0.015 mm measured in the spindle sleeve
  • Gear head pivots through 90°
  • Manual fine feed
  • Adjustable wedge rails
  • Very large speed range
  • Continuously variable drive
  • Optional, solid, heavy steel chassis ensures stability
  • Drilling depth stop
  • Thread tapping mode and automatic mode
  • Height-adjustable protective screen with micro-switch for best possible user protection against chips and parts being flung out
  • Three-speed Gearbox

METEX by OPTIMUM BF46V Milling Machine Features

“Thread tapping” operating mode

  • The motor is activated by moving the spindle sleeve down
  • The direction of rotation is changed by a limit switch on the adjustable drilling depth stop

“Automatic” operating mode

  • The motor runs automatically after lever movement
  • Stops again in original position
  • Start and stop push buttons do not need to be actuated for repetitive drilling tasks

Powerful brushless drive

  • New brushless controller
  • Optimised action, particularly smooth running
  • Extremely powerful (2.2 kW)
  • Virtually constant torque over the entire speed range

Control panel

  • Digital speed display
  • Emergency stop button
  • Selector switch for operating mode/ direction of rotation
  • Potentiometer

Spindle sleeve feed

  • Via spindle sleeve lever (drilling)
  • Coupling for switching over from manual rough to manual fine feed
  • Handwheel for spindle sleeve feed


  • Solid dovetail guide
  • Maximum stability and greatest possible precision

Cross table

  • Solid and generously dimensioned
  • Precise surface finish
  • Adjustable wedge rails
  • Adjustable via 3 handwheels
  • Longitudinal scale inset
  • Adjustable limit stops

Central lubrication

  • For spindle, nut and guides

Slatted protective cover

  • Z column
  • Stainless steel

Digital depth sensor

  • Display accuracy 0.01 mm
  • Switchable mm/inc

Technical Specifications

  • Electrical connection 240 V / 1 Ph ~50 Hz
  • Motor output 2.2 kW

Cross Table Travel

  • X-Axis 520 mm
  • Y-Axis 260 mm
  • Z-Axis 540 mm

Spindle holder

  • Quill stroke 115 mm
  • Spindle holder MT4 or optional ISO40
  • Draw-in rod M16

Drilling/milling head

  • Swivel range ± 90°
  • Spindle speeds low 115 – 600 rpm
  • Spindle speeds medium 270 – 1,400 rpm
  • Spindle speeds high 590 – 3,100 rpm
  • Gears 3-speed, electronic speed control

Cross table

  • Clearance spindle to Cross table 470 mm
  • Table length x width 850 x 240 mm
  • T-groove size/spacing 18 mm / 80 mm / 3 pcs.


  • Length x width x height max. 1,210 x 950 x 1,520 mm
  • Overall weight 480 kg

Working Area Required

  • Height 2200 mm
  • Depth 2000mm
  • Width 2600mm

Included Accessories

  • Chuck Ø 3-16 mm
  • Tapered Mandrel MT4/B16 or Optional ISO40
  • Oil Bottle
  • Assorted Spanners, Screwdrivers & Allen Keys
  • Tool Box
  • Operating Manual & Test Report


  • OPTIMUM BF46 Heavy Duty Stand & Cabinet
  • Universal Coolant Pump & Tank*
  • 2 or 3 Axis DRO*
  • X-Axis Power Feed*
  • Milling Vices (METEX by OPTIMUM Anglock 125mm Vice pictured)*
  • End Mills*
  • Collet sets*
  • Rotary Tables*

Please contact us to create a package that suits your needs.

Additional information

Weight 525.00 kg
Dimensions 153 × 90 × 90 cm

Y-Axis Travel Bed

Table Width




Spindle Taper


Z-Axis Travel Bed

X-Axis Travel Bed

Modified Item

Power Source


Max Spindle Speed (RPM)

Table Length

Machine Type

Custom Bundle

Spindle Horsepower



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