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Spinner set to unveil entry-level vertical milling unit

| Editor: Briggette Jaya

Customers for the VMC are expected to include job shops seeking to start genuine five-face machining.
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Customers for the VMC are expected to include job shops seeking to start genuine five-face machining. (Source: Spinner)

German machine tool builder Spinner has announced that it will introduce its U5-620 Compact entry-level vertical machining centre and display 20 machines on its 5,000m2 booth.

Unlike most early entry 5-axis models on the market, which are only capable of 3+2 axis work, the U5-620 Compact can fully interpolate four CNC axes for completing more complex profiling, according to the supplier. The unit also reportedly comes equipped with a Siemens 8400D-SL control with new Combidrive amps, a 9,000 rpm spindle and a 24-position BT40 tool magazine. The machine is said to be competitively priced and is expected to be popular with job shops looking to break into genuine five-face machining.

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The company will also be presenting 11 CNC lathes, five 5-axis machines; and a further four milling centres. Also at the booth will be Spinner’s 16-tool BMT turret on the manufacturer's TC series of lathes, which is is claimed to provide more rigidity and power when using driven tooling, and a new U5-Performance vertical machining centre, which features high torque drives on the rotary B and C axes. Its six-pallet pool means that the unit is capable of long periods of unattended production.

In additon, the company said it also plans to exhibit the CM Series, a range of teaching machines, a move that marks the supplier’s return to the education sector after a decade’s absence. The centres are reportedly being offered packaged with full production machines to meet current demand from the market.

Spinner’s display is expected to also have an emphasis on automation, evidenced by a 5-axis prismatic machining centre and four turning centres.

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