Universal Milling Machines are designed to perform all types of milling operations in steel, cast iron, alloys and other materials. Unlike horizontal milling machines, this machine type has another spindle head mounted on the stationary arm. It can be rotated at any angle in two mutually perpendicular planes. Separate and simultaneous operation of both spindles is available. For added versatility, attachment milling head is mounted on the rotary head. It allows to process parts of unusual complex shape not only by milling, but also by drilling, core drilling, boring etc.
Some types of Universal Milling Machines are not equipped with console panel. Instead, along the vertical guides of the bed the carriage moves, which in turn has horizontal guides for the slide with vertical working surface and T-slot grooves.