Dynamically accelerating large masses

With the FZU/FZP42 machine line, F. Zimmermann offers efficient 5-axis portal milling machines for heavy machining. Its specific feature is a thermo-symmetrical design incorporating a centrally guided Z-slide. This particular construction, as well as the guide layout, increase its stability, while also saving weight at the same time – resulting in a more dynamic, productive and energy efficient machine.


„We develop suitable machine designs for light processing, such as composite materials or aluminum, as well as for highly dynamic heavy machining“, reports Rüdiger Hellwig, head of sales at F. Zimmermann GmbH. While further developing their machine portfolio, in the last several months, heavy machining is gaining an even higher significance. At the same time, we are at the cutting-edge in this segment, explains Frieder Gänzle, CEO: “We focus less on classic heavy machining, using large tools and high material removal rates per cut. Instead, the FZU/FZP42 model range provides tool and mold makers with a 5-axis system for complex components, which enables dynamic milling of free-form surfaces.”