Established in 1988 and located in Barzago (Lecco) in northern Italy, IMSA initially manufactured special machines for general mechanic industry. Then it started specializing in the design and construction of deep hole drilling machines and became a leading manufacturer of this machine type.
Manufacturers of deep hole drilling machines
IMSA is represented globally with more than 550 deep drilling machines currently running in Italy and in the rest of Europe, Canada, USA, Mexico, Brasil,… IMSA machines are working in businesses in the mechanical production industry, machining job shops, aerospace, mold makers for many sectors of the industry such as automotive, food/packaging, medical parts among others.
Many of the recent innovations applied to gun drilling machines for moldmakers were developed by IMSA. The close relationship of cooperation and feedback with key users (innovative mold makers and deep-drilling service centers) has always gone hand in hand with IMSA’s willingness to constantly invest in the design and renovation of its drilling machines. A deep drilling machine that offers state-of-the-art performance will provide immediate benefits and will have a long shop floor life: this logic drives IMSA to constantly improve its gun drilling machines for molds and blocks.
For centerline deep hole drilling of cylindrical parts, such as oil-hydraulic parts, gears and mechanical transmissions, parts for medical applications, since 2000 IMSA offers a wide range of
drilling machines with counter-rotation systems.
IMSA machines are made-to-order. Standard models are custom-tailored thanks to a series of options. We also offer complete high-tech solutions to meet the most common needs.
Individual solutions can also be designed and manufactured for special-application deep hole drilling.
In addition to the research & development for deep hole drilling machines, IMSA company recently invested in automated vertical warehouse and machining centers, to improve the internal production processes, and in green investments such as the expansion of the solar panels installation (200 kWp), and the installation of a hybrid cooling and heating system managed by heat pump for the whole manufacturing facility.
FEASIBILITY STUDIES / CYCLE TIME FOR NEW PROJECTS
In analyzing your deep drilling needs, we are at your disposal to support you and suggest a solution completely fulfilling the required productivity.
While you are evaluating our machine quotes, you can ask for a drilling test session, in order to check the actual capabilities of our machines. We stay at our customers’ disposal as technological partners for advice, recommendation and tests, for example when searching for the best drilling parameters for problematic materials.
The supply of an IMSA drilling machine always foresees a training session as a standard. The first phase takes place in IMSA workshop during machine acceptance test, then the training is completed at the customers’ premises during machine commissioning.
SPARE PARTS STOCK
In our workshop in Barzago – Italy we store the most important electrical and mechanical spare parts and consumable parts such as filters, timing belts, pumps.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE
IMSA is a manufacturing industry where the same personnel in charge of the machine mounting, also executes maintenance intervention directly and/or gives training and instructions to maintenance personnel in the customers’ shop. This grants high-quality top-skilled service.
RETROFIT OF USED IMSA MACHINES
If you own an old IMSA machine we stay at your disposal for an evaluation of feasibility and costs for a complete remanufacturing. As an alternative, we overvalue used IMSA machine in case of purchase order for a new machine.
The story of I.M.S.A.
I.M.S.A. S.r.l., “industry for special automatic machines”, is established
First deep hole drilling machine, traditionally conceived
Auto-focus guiding system for gun drill steady rests
Separate spindles for gun drilling and milling, automatic commutation
B2 series: models that became a classic
BB series: vertical gantry column and combination of rotary/tilting table and tilting headstock on MF1000BB
First deep hole drilling machine for cylindrical workpieces
MF1500BB, a model that became a classic
Oil cooling and filtering systems are now applied also on small size gun drilling machines
4-head gun drilling machine for valve housing in aluminum alloy
First 2-head BTA deep hole drilling machine for cylindrical workpieces
First 2-head gun drilling machine for cylindrical workpieces
6-head deep drilling machine for glass bottle molds
Gun drilling and milling center for large molds, swing clearance 5000mm. Drilling depth 2500mm. Table load 30 tons.
First machine with Gun Drill Changer in addition to milling tool changer, for gun drilling and milling of molds
MF800C “compact” gun drilling machine
Evolution of our BB series in EVO series, with milling electrospindle to improve the auxiliary capabilities
Our machine for molds up to 2-4 t becomes gantry: MF1000C, compact and versatile. “Swing on top”: IMSA single-spindle solution for deep drilling/milling switchover
“GDK” system with double setup to drill by gun drills and BTA drills
Installation of the 500th IMSA machine: new model MF1350EVO
MFT 1000 EVO gun drilling machine for steel shaft manages oil pressure and flow by inverter
MFTB 3000/110 EVO deep hole drilling machine for aeronautical materials
Deep hole drilling on the 5 faces of the mold: gun drilling and milling center with 90° tilting and rotary table, pallet changer, milling tool changer, gun drill changer
Our separate spindle configuration for gun drilling and milling is now applied also on a “small” machine for molds up to 2-4 tons: MF1000/2C