The Leadwell V-40 and V-50i VMCs have been redesigned to add 2,000 lbs to the base casting to improve stability and machining accuracy compared to original designs. Along with the heavier base size, the new design includes a larger column featuring a heavier bottom section.
The design also uses linear guideways on all axes and features zero clearance and fully loaded carrying capacity in all directions, the company says. The machines use a cartridge-type, 10,000-rpm or 12,000-rpm spindle with a 30-hp Fanuc motor. A 15,000-rpm spindle is also offered.
Coolant through the spindle is standard on each machine. Spindles have either a 40-taper BT or CAT interface. Internal chip augers on both sides of the machine provide chip disposal with the standard front type chip conveyor. High-volume coolant delivery washes chips from the work area.