Servo upgrades increase feed thrust. To meet the high-precision demands of die mold applications, the VM-76R is equipped with double-anchored, core-chilled ballscrews and Soft Scale III to control thermal displacement.
The vertical machining center’s expanded worktable (61.02" × 29.92"), stroke (60.62" × 29.92") and enhanced head design help prevent collision between the workpiece and spindle head, the company says. While the work area has increased, the depth of the machine is only 3.15" larger than its predecessor, the VM7III.
The machine’s FANUC F3Ii and Mitsubishi Neo730 controllers feature a larger display panel to increase ease of use. Other operator-friendly improvements include a wider step inside the machine, the addition of a folding outside step and LED lights, the company says.
The VM-76R is capable of machining a range of materials, including Inconel and titanium.
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Forkardt Inc., part of the Hardinge Group, has released its HWC hydraulic actuating cylinder offering higher rpm and operating pressures.