Imsa will be presenting its improved MF1000C milling and deep drilling machine with a horizontal X-axis travel of 1000 mm, a vertical Y-travel of 520 mm and a maximum drilling depth of 1,000 mm for diameters from 4 to 25 mm. The further development is seen as the perfect solution for die-sets, tools, mold bases, mold inserts and drilled blocks up to weights of 2 to 4 metric tons that require additional machining for hole preparation and completion, such as spot facing, spade drilling, rigid tapping or thread milling. The ISO 40 drilling spindle is also used for machining operations on this machine. As the manufacturers point out, the operator does not have to disassemble or assemble any machine part for the switchover between drilling and milling thanks to the company's innovative Swing On Top Imsa System. The gun-drilling and milling unit features a highly rigid vertical gantry structure, which is claimed to be 16 times more rigid than the traditional bottom-guided column structure. In combination with functions for effort monitoring during deep drilling operations, this reportedly results in very high process reliability and makes unmanned machine operations possible.
Milling and deep drilling machine for small to medium parts
A quarter of the machines that left Imsa production between 2014 and 2017 were of the type MF1000C. This is a compact milling and deep drilling machine for small and medium-sized molds up to 4 metric tons, which is now being presented as a further development.