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A single spindle with up to 200 hp (150 kW) working from below

Small footprint

Place the machines side by side

Full automation available

Front or overhead loading

Optimal chip handling

Easier chip evacuation with less coolant

Patented design

IM-6 / IM-8 / IM-10

4- or 5-axis. Single spindle. Trunnion table: 25”, 31”, or 39” (630, 800, or 1,000 mm).
Max part size: 39” x 26” x 35” (1,000 x 660 x 900 mm), diameter 47” (1,200 mm). Inverted Trunnion machines.

Options: Spindle power and torque, 4- or 5-axis, tool magazine and tool holder.

Automation: Pallet system, robot loading, overhead loading.

Materials: Cast iron, Die casting, Aluminum, Titanium, Composite and Steel.

Industries: Aerospace, Automotive, Heavy Equipment and more.

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Product Information

The IM-machine series was born to meet today’s manufacturing signified by ever more closely geometric part tolerances, part and component complexity, and faster production times within the industry. The machines processing from below transforms the way we will think about generic 5-axes and component machining. So, let us think inverted.

With a patented design, a single spindle with up to 200 hp (150 kW) working from below, this high-speed inverted machining center sets a new standard for 5-axes machining. Extreme fast cut-to-cut times make the machine suitable for industries characterized by large volumes, quick lead times, and high complexity. A stable machine with a cast iron base around the structure, makes the machine extremely rigid, enabling the tool to work with extreme precision. Working inverted means easier chip evacuation with less consumption of coolant. The gravity makes the chips fall with a natural flow from the work piece and the working area. The stability, together with the excellent optimized chip handling system, yells for higher performance.

Easier chip evacuation and Designed for optimal use of floor space

The choice of IM-6, IM-8, or IM-10 depending on the size of work piece you are machining. The trunnion tables are available in the sizes of 25”, 31” or 40” (630, 800, or 1,000 mm) which gives a total of max part size of 39” x 26” x 35” (1,000 x 660 x 900 mm) and an interference diameter of 47” (1,200 mm). The IM machine series are designed for optimal use of floor space where the design makes it possible to place the machines side by side. The chip conveyor is placed in the back of the machines with easy access for chip handling. Loading of material and unloading of parts, take place either manually from the front or by a pallet system, or with overhead loading. In this way the machines can efficient be used for high productivity in your production lines. Options for pallet system, robot loading, and overhead loading are available.

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– David Modig, President Modig Machine Tool

Inverted machining center, with the spindle working from below.
Optimal chip handling with MODIG's inverted machining center.

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Patented design

Inverted machining

Optimal chip handling

Extremely fast. Acc/dcc due to machine design

Single-Spindle, up to 200 hp

Monolithic structures for absolute dynamic and thermal stability

Equal, stable load distribution for vibration-free cutting

Possible to place machines side by side for optimal floor space

Automation: Front or overhead loading, pallet system

Up to 300 tools

Technical Specification


Model IM-6 / IM-8 / IM-10 IM-6 / IM-8 / IM-10


Orientation Inverted Inverted
Number of spindles 1 1


X-axis 830 / 1,000 / 1,200 mm 33 /39 / 47 in
Y-axis 830 / 1,000 / 1,200 mm 33 / 39 / 47 in
Z-axis 800 / 800 / 1200 mm 31 / 31 / 47 in
A-axis 300 (+-120 + 60) degrees 300 (+-120+60) degrees
C-axis 360 continuous degrees 360 continuous degrees

Max Part Size

Depth 630 / 800 / 1,000 mm 25 / 31 / 39 in
Width 500 / 600 / 660 mm 20 / 24 / 26 in
Height 700 / 700 / 900 mm 28 / 28 / 35 in
Inference ø diameter 800 / 1,000 / 1,200 mm 31 / 39 / 47 in


Table ø diameter 630 / 800 / 1,000 mm 25 / 31 / 39 in
Table Load 850 / 850 / 1,200 kg 1,874 / 1,874 / 2,646 lbs
Turning options No No

Spindle - standard*

Speed 0-20,000 rpm 0-20,000 rpm
Power S1 25 kW 34 hp
Torque S1 87 Nm 64 ft-lbs

Tool Changer

Number of tools (standard)* 60 60
Tool taper HSK63A / HSK-A100 HSK63A
Tool changing time 6 sec, chip to chip 6 sec, chip to chip
Max tool lenght 400 mm 16 in
Max tool ø diameter 200 mm 8 in
Max tool weight 10 kg 22 lbs


Travels 4-axis, X/Y/ZA 4-axis, X/Y/ZA
Spindle Speed 30,000 rpm 30,000 rpm
Spindle Power S1 150 kW 201 hp
Spindle Torque S1 550 Nm 406 ft-lbs
Tool Taper HSK-A100 (SK40/50, BT40/50) HSK-A100 (SK40/50, BT40/50)


Cast iron, Die casting, Aluminum, Titanium, Composite and Steel Cast iron, Die casting, Aluminum, Titanium, Composite and Steel

Subject to change.

IM machine series