Zimmerman has introduced its FZU/FZP42 machine line. These 5-axis portal milling machines are designed for heavy workpiece machining and include thermo-symmetrical design, incorporating a centrally guided Z-slide.
This particular construction, as well as the guide layout, increases machine stability, while also saving weight, according to the company.
The machines mill out contours with a maximum speed of 60 m/min and may accelerate with 3 m/s2, if needed.
The centrally guided Z-slide of the portal in double-bridge construction has a large cross-section which makes it especially stable. Since there is no possible one-sided temperature rise, accuracy is greatly increased, according to Zimmerman.
Courtesy of Zimmerman.