Vertical CNC machining centre with moving column
For milling operations on metal products with a limited width, Unisign has developed two vertical CNC machining centres: the Univers 6000 and the Unipro 5-L. These CNC machines with moving column are powerful all-rounders when it comes to milling. Which of these two comprehensive milling machines can provide the most added value for your production process will depend on several factors.If you process long products with modest width, then our CNC machines with moving column are ideal. And in this sense, ‘modest’ is a relative dimension. These CNC machining centres can easily handle products up to 1 metre wide. Of course, if your products have larger width dimensions, we will be happy to explore our other options. Also, as far as length is concerned, there are hardly any restrictions. You will be pleased to know that our vertical CNC milling machines can handle products as long as 10 metres or more if required.
CNC machines with high milling capacity and speed
Do you have heavy, long workpieces that you need to machine, and is speed almost as important as power and capacity? Or are your components not particularly heavy but you want to process them at the highest possible speed? Then you would be wise to consider a CNC machine with a moving column.
CNC machine for heavy machining at considerable speed
Our Univers 6000 is a vertical CNC machining centre for metal with high milling capacity. This machine does not have any limitations for milling different grades of steel. In addition, you can opt for a right-angled head for multi-sided operations. For heavier machining operations we recommend our Univers 6000 as a true all-round machining centre. We supply this machine in two versions: as a long bed or as a pendulum milling machine.
CNC machine for less heavy machining at top speed
We have the Unipro 5-L in our range for less intensive machining operations without compromising on speed. This vertical CNC machining centre is particularly well suited to processing both steel and aluminium products. We have developed this machine for maximum efficiency. For the main spindle, we offer three configurations: 12 000, 16 000 and 25 000 revolutions per minute. In addition, many clients expand the machine with an integrated A axis for multi-sided machining or for processing multiple products in one set-up.
Interchangeable right-angled head and NC tables
For 5-sided metal product machining, we equip the Univers 6000 with an interchangeable right-angled head and/or NC table. The tools for use in the right-angled head are exchanged automatically. This enables multi-sided machining of your products.
What our customers say
project engineer at Voith
Everything possible in a single setup – that’s what Voith were looking for – so the UNICOM6000 was proposed. “The UNISIGN would be our first machine with a HSK1OO interface,” said Richard Schmidt, project engineer at Voith. In particular, they were looking for stability and rigidity in the machine concept, since accuracy was important on the heavy parts being produced. In the end though the choice was made not just for the combination of turning and milling; it was also the possibility to do lateral drilling, the availability of good service and particularly UNISIGN’s willingness to think with us. And the payback? In practice, Voith found they could shave an entire day off the usual one week production time for some parts!
head of the railway bogie center at Stadler Winterthur AG
As a manufacturer of railway bogies in Switzerland, a productivity increase of around 50% was hugely significant for Stadler. And it’s all down to the UNIPORT7000. Supporting the customer’s aims of manufacturing flexibility and productivity, this Unisign portal machine halved the usual milling and drilling time. According to Mayer, “It’s all down to the extremely high dynamics and the very powerful machine capabilities.” Reliability was another aspect where the machine excelled said Meyer, another but a crucial differentiator for this particular machine was the simpler and hence much cheaper foundation for the installation.
Head of Sales and Marketing at Deharde
We are a full service provider in aerospace, machining as well as plant, tool and wind-tunnel model engineering. Whether prototyping or series manufacturing, our machinery and expertise make short processing times possible, even for the most demanding, highest precision machined parts! Unisign Unipro 5000 with a working range of 5.000 x 800 x 500 mm is an important resource to machine also large parts at high accuracy to the satisfaction of our customers.
Production Manager SafanDarley
“No-nonsense and a service that continues, also after the purchase. They understand what we do.” That is how Mark Das, SafanDarley, describes the relationship with UNISIGN. “Furthermore, just like us, it is a Dutch machine tool builder. This meets with our vision. We know what we get.”
For the production of machine parts, Unisign supplied a new milling machine, also suitable for grinding; the UNIVERS 6000, which replaced two existing machines.
The UNIVERS 6000 creates flexibility in the production process, being able to perform multiple tasks, such as milling as well as grinding. “It may not be the cheapest machine but UNISIGN offers robust quality and good service”, concludes Das. “The UNIVERS 6000 is a big hit in our company.”
Head of Supply & Production Network
“When considering a new machine for replacement of our aging Unisign CNC machine the basic condition was that all – 1000 NC programs of our active parts portfolio can continue to be used on a new machine. Unisign presented an innovative solution based on a Unicom 7000 which meets the challenging project requirement. In combination with a Fastems pallet loading system, our existing portfolio can be managed even more efficient.
With the Unisign Unicom 7000, we have an extremely efficient system in connection with the Fastems pallet loading systems, which is tailored to our parts portfolio and is ready to operate without a long ramp up period. A successful project in which we have proven that very complex systems can be replaced smoothly with the right partner.”
- General machining
We have established a world leading position in front axle machining. Truck manufacturers and suppliers use our UNITWIN6000 CNC machine to produce more than 2 million front axles every year.
For the complex rear axle machining we also have a dedicated solution: our UNIAXLE. With this new CNC machine you can machine cast iron as well as steel welded rear axles to the greatest precision, in the shortest possible time, all in a single setup.
For everything from bogies to wheels and weld preparation to wheel carrier machining, Unisign has highly versatile machines like the Univers6000, Uniport6000 and Uniport7000. These moving column and gantry style machining centres are part of the machine tool program that have been designed to deliver extremely high capacity, dynamics, rapid acceleration and offer a generous working area.
applications for logistics
Heavy duty turning, milling and drilling characterises the production of components for energy-producing equipment like (wind) turbines. So you need a CNC machine that can take the load. A mill-turn machining centre like the Unicom6000, Unicom7000 and the Uniport7000-MTC or a multi-functional Uniport6000 and Uniport7000 are the ideal solution for producing these demanding parts.
Pumps and valves for the oil & gas industry can be highly complex parts to produce with seals, gaskets, flanges and requirements like spiral grooves and elliptical conical eccentric turning. The machining centres from Unisign, with their high degree of automation and specially designed software, are a unique solution capable of milling parts that others cannot.
At Unisign we understand that our customers don’t just buy a CNC machine, they buy a process. And price per part is key. So for general applications we offer high torque machines with high material removal rates, including 5-axis and 5-sided machining and a choice of moving table or palletized, depending on the footprint available.