History

  • 1958

    1958 BIGLIA begin their activity by producing saw machines and special-purpose machine tools.
  • 1964

    1964 With the introduction of the model HRA 65, BIGLIA start the manufacture of the first automatic lathes.
  • 1970

    1970 The copying lathe HRA 105/4 is introduced to the market.(This machine is still at work today in mass-production).
  • 1975

    1975 HB 70 is the first lathe for bar machining.
  • 1978

    1978 With the model B 110 BIGLIA took hold in PLC programming introduced the first automatic turret.
  • 1980

    1980 The B 130 lathe equipped with CNC unit and the first gantry loader leads to CNC programming.
  • 1982

    1982 The B 131 lathe featuring guideways on bars introduces the concept of the sub-spindle.
  • 1984

    1984 The evolution of the B 131 model (max versatility for all machining applications on any field) represents a new way to conceive CNC-lathes. With the introduction of the inclined X-axis slide, the sub-spindle and the power heads. This machine becomes BIGLIA's first unit to be based on a modular concept (more than 1000 units are installed, some of which equipped with built-in gantry loader). 1984 also saw the introduction of other models such as the B 600, B2M, B2M 4-axis and the B 1000. This last machine is still used today to machine large-sized and long-shaped parts.
  • 1985

    1985 BIGLIA starts producing special-purpose lathes for the car industry.
  • 1989

    1989 The B 111 model is introduced - suitable for bar and chuck machining of small-sized parts.
  • 1990

    1990 The B 56 model is the innovative turning center. Its most complete configuration featuring 4 opposite axes with two motor-driven turrets and the sub-spindle is particularly suitable for the bar machining of finished parts on one machine only.
  • 1993

    1993 B 200: the first twin-spindle front lathe to machine flanges (available also with gantry loader). Still in production. In the same year the B 42 is presented to the market which will represent in conjunction with the B56 the range of 4-axis turning centers.
  • 1994

    1994 The B500 is introduced which features the innovative hydraulic index turret fully developed by BIGLIA.
  • 1997

    1997 The best performance of B 501 machines is achieved by introducing the Y-axis. The lathe becomes a complex turning center able to machine components that in the past could only be machined on more machines.
  • 1998

    1998 B 301 is developed. A compact lathe suitable for bar and chuck machining equipped with a high-speed servo turret (index time 0.2sec).
  • 2000

    2000 Re-styling of the B42/B56 range of machines by introducing the new QUATTRO series equipped with the Y-axis in the most complex configuration.