Best of both worlds
Multitasking CNC machines for high quality milling and turning
You will find many CNC milling machines with turning functionality added and conversely, many CNC lathes with milling functionality added. With our multitasking CNC machines you get the best of both worlds: high-quality and high-capacity milling and turning operations are carried out by one and the same machine, where both operations are in balance.At Unisign we don’t like making concessions. Which is why we have created a series of CNC machines that can perform milling and turning (including drilling) operations with high capacity and accuracy. Whether you select our Uniport 7000-MTC, Unicom 6000, Unicom 7000, Unicom 7000-XL, or our Uniport 6000 or 7000 with an integrated carousel station will depend on the dimensions of your metal products. But your choice will also determine the way you want to work. Would you prefer to change and clamp products on the machine manually, or would you rather leave this to an automatic pallet changer?
CNC machine for large products. Change on the machine
The Uniport 7000-MTC offers you the greatest reach on the X and Y axes. This CNC machine can even process products up to 6 metres in diameter. As an option, we supply various heads that enable you to deploy this CNC machine with enormous flexibility and even for simultaneous 5 axis machining. The Uniport 7000-MTC is equipped with a carousel turning station. You change the products directly on the machine.
CNC machine for large products. Automatic pallet changer
The Unicom 7000-XL can process products up to 4 metres in diameter. The major advantage is that this CNC machining centre, just like the Unicom 6000 and Unicom 7000, is equipped with an automatic pallet changer. You know that changing products on the machine can be very time consuming. An automatic pallet changer does this for you, you will save valuable time and increase the uptime of your CNC machine.
With standard carousel turning station
All our multitasking CNC machines are equipped with a very powerful carousel turning station. However, the way we have integrated the carousel turning station into our CNC machining centres is unique. Various pallet dimensions can be combined. Your product on the pallet is positioned in the working area and clamped on to the carousel turning station. This is an ideal configuration for large heavy products. In this way, you can perform many different operations in just one set-up.
CNC machines with vertical ram construction
Our multitasking CNC machines work with a special vertical ram construction. The ‘ram’ with optional machining head and tool moves downwards and so ‘dives’ into the product being machined. This means you can easily process areas on the inside of your product that are normally difficult to reach.
Our multitasking CNC machines are always equipped with an interchangeable machining head. We can also manufacture machining heads to your specification, so you have even more options for milling, turning and drilling.
What our customers say
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.”
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.
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.