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The FZ37 portal milling machine has a modular design which allows different operating ranges and the use of different makes of CNC controls. The gantry construction makes it possible to machine components of all kinds. The machine table is firmly anchored to the machine base providing a stable cutting surface for material. The milling process is highly precise, regardless of weight and size.

The structurally rigid portal, the cross- and Z-slides and the dynamic milling heads facilitate a consistent, efficient milling process. Thanks to their combination of high stability and rigidity the machines are able to meet all the requirements of model making, tool and mold construction, including the demands of the aerospace and automotive industries. The versatile 5-axis FZ37 is also suitable for machining of workpieces in shipbuilding and the alternative energy industry.

Suitable milling heads

Minimal interference contours thanks to slim design

The fork head is a mono block cast version. Despite its small size, the VH10 reached high clamping forces and thus allows a stable component processing. An effective process cooling with cooling lubricants and/or minimum quantity lubrication are optionally available. In particular, the VH10 is suitable for aluminum and composite material, plastics, UREOL and clay milling.

Combines high torque with high rotation speeds

The A-axis drive employs dual torque motors with electronic pre-load for backlash elimination. The C-axis has a direct torque drive. The enables rapid an high precision positioning. With its symmetrical and compact design, which tapers towards the tool, the VH 20 milling head has a low interference contour and can be combined with spindles from various manufacturers.

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.

Highest temperature stability thanks to monoblock design made of cast iron

The integrated vibration and vibration damping ensures maximum surface quality and cutting performance. Due to the backlash-free drive, the 2-axis milling head achieves precise positioning and repeat accuracy. Suitable for HSC machining of aluminium, CFRP and GRP, achieves a maximum performance in volume cutting.

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 3.000 - 40.000mm (118" - 1575")
Y-axis 2.500 - 6.000mm (98" - 236")
Z-axis 1.000 - 3.000mm (39" - 118")
Table Size  
Length 3.000 - 40.000mm (118" - 1575")
Width 2.500 - 6.000mm (98" - 236")
Height 250mm (10")
Table load max. 5.000kg/m2
T-Slots (longitudinal) 18H12
  optional 18H8
Pitch of T-slots 250mm
Drives - Linear Axes    
Feed rate X-, Y-, Z-axis up to 60m/min (2.362ipm)
Acceleration X-, Y-, Z-axis up to 5m/s2
    up to 197in/s2
Required space Length 6.800 - 47.550mm (268" - 1.872")
  Width 6.650 - 10.150mm (262" - 400")
  Heigth 5.370 - 8.870mm (211"- 349")
Standard accuracy in accordance to VDI/DGQ 3441 or ISO 230-2
Special accuracy on request

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