PRE-ORDER BF50TC Milling Machine METEX by OPTIMUM DRO Power Feed Tool Changer

PRE-ORDER BF50TC Milling Machine METEX by OPTIMUM DRO Power Feed Tool Changer


METEX by OPTIMUM BF50TC Milling Machine Features
Precision drilling-milling machine with infinitely variable electronic speed control
Digital spindle sleeve travel display
Solid dovetail ways, hand-scraped, provides for highest stability, optimum precision
Solid, precise, largely dimensioned and precisely machined surface
Heavy solid casting
Adjustable V-ledge
Very wide speed range 115-3100rpm
Infinitely variable drive
High concentricity precision due to taper roller bearings, less than 0.015 mm measured in the spindle sleeve
Geared head plus/minus 60° rotatable
Optional solid, heavy steel stand provides stability
Drill depth stop
Special steel covering of Z-Axes
Digital speed display
Threading mode
Automatic mode
Milling, Drilling, Tapping, Boring, Reaming
Milling Head Swivels ~ 60 +/-
Large 850mm x 240mm Dimensioned Table
Spindle Micro Feed
Heavy Duty Tapered Roller Bearing Spindle
Adjustable Table Stops
Large Diameter Cutting, Milling, Drilling Capabilities
Central one shot lubrication of spindle, screw nut and slideways
Pneumatic Tool Changer
Z-Axis Power Feed
X-Axis Power Feed
Digital Position Display for X,Y,Z Axis DPA 2000

Availability: 1 in stock SKU: BF50TC-2
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METEX by OPTIMUM BF50TC Milling Machine Features

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.

“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

Pneumatic Tool Changer

  • Fast Clamping/Releasing of the tool
  • Connect compressed air supply of at least 6 bars to the quick closure coupling

Powerful brushless drive

  • New brushless controller
  • Optimised action, particularly smooth running
  • Extremely powerful (2.5 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
  • LED Light for bright working area

Spindle Sleeve Feed

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

Power X & Z Feed

  • Push Button Power Z-Feed Travelling drilling milling head up/down
  • Lever action X-Axis Power Feed
  • Limit switches stops over run


  • Solid dovetail guide
  • Maximum stability and greatest possible precision

Cross table

  • Solid and generously dimensioned
  • Precise surface finish
  • Adjustable wedge rails
  • Adjustable via power feed & hand wheels
  • Longitudinal scale inset
  • Adjustable limit stops

Digital Position Display

  • 3 Axis DRO from DPA2000
  • 13 Button Conversion/Calculation/Programming
  • 7 Pre-set Cutter Keys
  • Radius/Diameter Conversion
  • Datum Zero Function
  • Z+Z0 Value
  • Metric/Inch Conversion
  • Reference Mark
  • Calculator Function
  • Dividing Hole along Line Function
  • Dividing Hole on Circle Function
  • Machining Along the Oblique Line Function
  • Machining Arc Function

Central lubrication

  • For spindle, nuts 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 15amp
  • Motor output 2.5 kW Brushless

Drilling/milling output

  • Drilling performance steel Ø 28 mm
  • Drilling performance cast iron Ø 30 mm
  • Milling capacity of end-mill cutter Ø 32 mm
  • Milling capacity of inserted tooth cutter Ø 80 mm
  • Continuous drilling performance steel Ø 24 mm
  • Working radius 260mm

Spindle holder

  • Quill stroke 115 mm
  • Spindle holder ISO40
  • Draw-in rod M16
  • Distance spindle to Column 290mm

Drilling/Milling head

  • Swivel range ± 60°
  • 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 550 mm
  • Table length x width 850 x 240 mm
  • T-groove size/spacing 18 mm / 80 mm / 3 pcs.


  • X axis 520 mm
  • Y axis 250 mm
  • Z-axis 540 mm


  • Length x width x height max. 1,230 x 950 x 1,520 mm
  • Overall weight 480 kg
  • Packing size 1,210 x 950 x 1,320 mm 525kg

Working Area Required

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

Included Accessories

  • 3 Axis DPA2000 Digital Read Out
  • OPTIMUM V99 X-Axis Power Feed
  • OPTIMUM Power Z-Axis Feed
  • Pneumatic Tool Changer
  • Central one shot lubrication of spindle, screw nut and slideways
  • LED Work Light
  • Chuck Ø 1-16 mm
  • Tapered Mandrel ISO40/B16
  • Oil Bottle
  • Assorted Spanners, Screwdrivers & Allen Keys
  • Tool Box
  • Operating Manual & Test Report


  • Heavy Duty OPTIMUM BF50 Stand & Cabinet
  • METEX M16 58pc Clamping Kit
  • Universal Coolant Pump & Tank*
  • Milling Vices*
  • End Mills*
  • Collet sets*
  • Rotary Tables*

*PRE-ORDER only arrival approx 3-6 months

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

BF50TC Manual.pdf


Additional information

Weight 525.00 kg
Dimensions 90 × 90 × 153 cm

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