Germany – Unisig’s USC-M series drilling and machining centres combine several processes into one machine.
According to the manufacturer, the machines are capable of drilling and machining all four sides of a workpiece, reducing setup time and increasing accuracy for mould manufacturers.
Two sizes are available. The USC-M38 model is capable of drilling and machining workpieces up to 2 m in length in a single set-up, while the larger USC-M50 can accommodate 3 m-long workpieces, the company said. Both machines use traditional gun drill tooling as well as the BTA drilling process for waterline drilling. When combined with the second independent CAT50 machine quill, this drilling capability is said to enable performance of all machining within the full working envelope of the system.