The FV series, the company’s second generation of VMCs, is designed for better performance and reliability. It is said to deliver a larger table size, increased stroke, higher table capacity and more torque than the previous machine series. The high speed, linear guide and boxway VMCs offer a range of spindle options for precision and heavy-cutting applications. The series ranges from 6,000 to 15,000 rpm and is said to provide thermal stability and maximum vibration-dampening characteristics. The large precision spindle bearings increase rigidity and sustain higher load capacities, the company says. The upgraded VMC series has a cast iron base and column, which provide rigidity and durability for high speed machining applications. Many high-torque and direct-drive spindle configurations are available in both 40- and 50-taper versions. The series also includes a conversational control.
Editor PickNew Workholding Setup, Machining Orientation Enable Lights-Out Production
For Idex Health and Science, manufacturing glass components was time-consuming on a VMC. Switching to an HMC with a Cluster Tower vise with DoveLock jaws from Kurt Manufacturing enabled more stable, lights-out machining.