Hercules Machine Beds

Our Machines


ALE manufacture a range of seven high precision machine bed sizes, they are:

The size of machine specifies the maximum roll face length a machine can engrave. The different sizes can accept various roller diameters between 300mm up to 1000mm and a selection of roller handling accessories are available for each different machine size. This is tailored to the customers’ end requirements.

Bed Size Max Engraving Width Max Cylinder Width (incl shafts) Max Roller Diameter
Nano 800mm 1000mm 300mm
1.5 metre 1500mm 1950mm 500mm
2.5 metre 2500mm 2950mm 600mm
3.5 metre 3500mm 3950mm 600mm
4.5 metre 4500mm 4950mm 600mm
5.5 metre 5500mm 5950mm 900mm
7.0 metre 7000mm 7950mm 1000mm

Our standard issue Headstock and Active Tailstock issued for roller handling are suitable for cylinders up to 2,500kg in weight. Additional sizes are available on request, please contact us for further details.

Hercules 7 Metre Machine

2.5 metre machine

PC and External Interfaces

Below are the PC and External Interfaces from the Control System Diagram. Click on the images below to view them in more detail.