High Speed Vertical Machining Center

New Product Announcements From: 10/4/2004 Modern Machine Shop

 

The VCP 1000 Duro, a vertical three- or four-axis machining center, is the company’s newest addition to its HSM product family. It is designed for reliable, high-performance machining in die/mold manufacturing and job shops. From roughing to finishing, the stable construction of the model allows for use in a range of tasks, the company says.

 

At the core of the machining center is a polymer concrete machine base that provides rigidity, thermal stability and vibration dampening qualities. According to the company, this results in better cutting performance, increased accuracy, higher quality surface finishes, and longer tool life.

 

Based on the sliding column principle, the unit features pre-stressed recirculating ballscrews that transmit the drive forces to the axes. The unit also features widely spaced linear guides in all axes; six roller-bearing blocks, each in X- and Y-axes; and a Heidenhain iTNC 530 control system.

 

Motor spindle technology provides vector regulation, a highly stable spindle bearing and spindle case cooling for constant temperatures during operation. Spindles for the model are vector-controlled with hybrid ceramic bearings, in speed ranges from 12,000 rpm to 42,000 rpm. According to the company, the spindles are well-suited for cutting hardened steel, graphite and other materials.

 

The worktable measures 52" × 24" (1300 x 600 mm), and is equipped to handle workpiece weights of up to 3,500 lbs (1600 kg).  

 

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