Pietro Carnaghi has produced vertical movable portal milling machines (GANTRY type) named Series UNIMILL for many decades.
Characterized by extremely innovative technical solutions and with a high level of automation and quality, UNIMILL machines are designed and assembled with massive structures, with the movable portal sustained by means of hydrostatic guideways, including the movement of Y-axis. The distance between the columns arrives up to 10000 mm (32.8 ft) and the working plane arrives to 9000 mm (29.5 ft). Floor plate length is modular and it is defined by customer needs. The UNIMILL gantry milling machines can be equipped with an additional turning table, to be the most complete solution for all the possible machining requirements. Unimill machines allow operation with a pendulum concept: it is possible to have 2 separate areas on the floor table. One machining area, with protections and movable enclosures (optional) and one area to set up the part, that is accessible with bridges on the covers of the guideways.
During the design activity, the main focus was on the flexibility, to ensure the maximum productivity. Accessory and tool change is fully automatic, with toolchain, disk magazines or movable pick up systems. A wide range of different accessories for milling operations are available.