Machining equipment Heavy duty vertical machining centre

Editor: MA Alexander Stark

UK — For manufacturers looking for a heavy duty machining centre that offers a stable platform for high material removal rates that is capable of cutting particularly challenging materials, GM CNC has now introduced the Victor Vcenter G135 vertical machining centre.

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The Victor Vcenter G135 vertical machining centre.
The Victor Vcenter G135 vertical machining centre.
(Source: GM CNC)

The new three axis machining centre Victor Vcenter G135 offers axes travel of 1350 by 700 by 700 mm in the X, Y and Z axis with a BT50 spindle taper for maximum material removal rates. The gearhead spindle design generates a power output of 18.5 kW with a torque level of 498 Nm. Developed, manufactured and built in-house by Victor, the 6000 rpm spindle has a gearhead design that retains maximum torque levels throughout the speed range. This makes the Vcenter G135 ideal for machining hard materials and exotic alloys with high material removal rates. Furthermore, this power and stability enhance precision levels with a platform that also generates surface finishes and industry-leading component quality, the company states.

This vertical machining centre has an automatic tool change unit with 24 tool capacity that can accommodate tools with a maximum tool weight of up to 15 kg. The axis feed motor on the Vcenter G135 generates 3 kW of power on all axes with a feed rate of 20 m/min and axis acceleration of 0.28 G, which is driven through large 50 mm diameter ballscrews to further enhance stability.

As standard, the Victor Vcenter G135 is supplied with the latest Fanuc CNC control unit, fully enclosed splash guarding, spindle oil cooler, screw-type chip removal, bottom guarding for coolant flushing, rigid tapping, three step warning lights, auto power off and levelling pads.

The centre is available with various options to meet the exact requirements of the end-user. Options include a 4th and 5th axis interface for increased flexibility, 32 or 40 tool ATC, the Big Plus spindle interface, probing for automatic tool and component measuring. Additional options include through spindle coolant, chip conveyor with cart, air conditioning for the electrical cabinets and linear scales for enhanced precision levels. Customers can also select a table shower, oil skimmer, automatic doors, air and coolant guns and much more.

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