Deep-hole drilling, milling machine

Deep-hole drilling, milling machine

April 3, 2018


Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin – UNISIG USC and USC-M Series machines combine deep-hole drilling and milling capabilities.

USC Series column-type machines feature machine alignment, rigid construction, and components that provide a reliable and compact solution for BTA and gundrilling operations. Able to generate highly accurate holes up to 1.5" in diameter in large workpieces, it’s available in table weight capacities up to 50 tons. For increased part processing capability, milling spindles and rotary tables are also available as options with USC Series machines.

USC-M Series 7-axis deep-hole drilling and machining centers offer a solution for improving productivity and efficiency in mold production. These machines allow manufacturers to process large and small parts with four-sided machining capability in a single setup.

USC-M series machines use two independent spindles: one for gundrilling and BTA drilling and a second CAT 50 machining spindle. When this additional capability is combined with a rotary workpiece table and programmable headstock inclination, accurate deep-hole drilling and standard high-performance machining capabilities are available within the system’s working envelope.

M-Series machines use the B, A, X, Y, and Z axes for 5-axis machining operations, the W-axis for the combined gundrilling and BTA deep-hole drilling spindle, and the U-axis for machining. This provides 3 plus 2 machining to make deep-hole drilling and machining of compound angles faster and easier and improves productivity as well as throughput by reducing setups and eliminating transfers to multiple machines. Using a deep-hole drilling headstock capable of conventional gundrilling and BTA high-performance drilling can be 5x to 7x faster than gundrilling alone.

Options include full-enclosure guarding, a 120-position automatic tool changer, a laser tool pre-setter, and probing.