5/20/2015

7-Axis Machines Provide Deep-Hole Drilling in a Single Setup

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Unisig will showcase its USC-M series of seven-axis deep-hole drilling and machining centers, which enable manufacturers to process large and small parts with four-sided machining capability in a single setup.

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Unisig will showcase its USC-M series of seven-axis deep-hole drilling and machining centers, which enable manufacturers to process large and small parts with four-sided machining capability in a single setup. The series includes the USC-M38, which offers a nominal drilling depth of 59.1", and the USC-M50, which extends the nominal drilling depth to 72". Both allow for drilling diameters ranging to 2".

Well-suited for mold production, the both machines feature two independent spindles: one for gundrilling and BTA drilling, and a second CAT 50 machining spindle. They utilize the B, A, X, Y and Z axes for five-axis machining operations, the W axis for the combined gundrilling and BTA deep-hole drilling spindle, and the U axis for machining. According to the company, this provides 3+2 machining to make drilling and machining of compound angles faster and easier, and improves productivity and throughput by reducing setups and eliminating change-overs to multiple machines. In fact, using a deep-hole drilling headstock capable of conventional gundrilling and BTA high-performance drilling has proven to be five- to seven-times faster than gundrilling alone, the company says.

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