Zimmermann's horizontal machining centers feature pioneering new developments and high-performance milling spindles. They make it possible to manufacture aerospace industry components from a wide range of different materials. The rigid machine bed of the innovative travelling column unit and the highly dynamic Zimmermann milling heads ensure an efficient milling process. The automation system, which is supplied as standard, and the newly developed pallet handling capability are integral components of the horizontal machining centers.

Used in combination with the highly dynamic Zimmermann milling heads, the FZH ensures an extremely efficient milling process during the machining of aluminum and composites.

Pallet handling system as standard

The FZH standardly features an integral pallet handling system with pallet changing during machine time. The handling system enables reliable transport of pallets without sagging. This makes it especially suitable for long pallets. Pallets are raised and lowered in such a way that the load is balanced, thus almost eliminating bending and torsion forces. The pallet system is easily extendable.

Innovative Column System

Core technology of the 5-axis Horizontal Machining Center FZH is a water-cooled column system. The innovative traveling column design provides increased stiffness. With increasing depth of immersion into the material, the guide carriage distance increases, thus ensuring more accurate results.

Suitable Milling Heads

Maximum precision at highest temperature stability

This design ensures outstanding temperature stability and posses- ses integrated oscillation and vibration damping for even greater milling precision. The A-axis is powered by a zero-play torque drive package, and the C-axis is powered directly by a torque motor. A liquid cooling system dissipates the heat from simultaneous machining. Both heads are suitable for milling aluminum, composites, steel and cast iron.

Powerfull and flexible – for the really difficult milling tasks

The drives, which incorporate zero-play torque motors, ensure outstanding dynamic behavior and maximum material removal rates in the machining of different materials. This extremely efficient milling head features a flexible MuST® spindle change system for precise execution of complex milling jobs. Roughing and finishing of various workpieces can be carried out without reclamping, which considerably reduces setup times.

This milling head, that sets new standards

The M3ABC can machine different workpieces four times as fast as conventional 2-axis milling heads. This high-performance milling head is particularly suitable for complex processes, such as milling of conical pockets in structural components in the aerospace industry. With its constantly high advance rate and huge swiveling range the compact M3ABC offers almost unlimited flexibility.

Working Ranges  
X-axis 4.100mm - 20.100mm (161" – 791")
Y-axis 1600 / 2.100 / 2.600 / 3.100mm (63" / 82" / 102" / 122")
Z-axis 650 / 850 / 1.000mm (25" / 33" / 39")
Clamping Pallet  
Length x Width x Heigth 4.100mm x 1.600mm x 250mm (163" x 65" x 10")
Pallet Loading 4.000kg/m2
Threaded Sockets M16 (Standard)
Grid Dimensions 200mm x 200mm (8"x 8")
Drives – Linear Axes    
Rate of Feed X-axis 60m/min (2.362ipm)
Rate of Feed Y-, Z-axes 40m/min (1.574ipm)
Acceleration X-, Y-, Z-axes 6m/s2
Y1-axis (Lifting Axis) approx. 2.200mm (87")
Z1-axis (Feeding Axis) approx. 4.800mm (189")
Number of Pallets 2 units
Pallet Changing Time approx. 4 minutes
Connections Ports on the Pallet 1 x Vacuum Port
Safety Housing Safety Housing Protection Fence and Safety GlassesLight Beam Sensors
Pallet Changing Concept 1 x Set-up Unit
  1 x Storage Unit

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Horizontal Machining Centers

FZH from Zimmermann has pioneering new developments and powerful milling spindles. This allows components to be manufactured from a wide variety of materials. In combination with our milling heads, the FZH enables a highly efficient milling process for machining aluminium and composites.

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