VMC Features New Control

The Duracenter 5 features a rapid traverse rate of 945 ipm on all axes and handles workpieces weighing up to 1,760 lbs on its 43.3" × 23.6" worktable.

By using DDS (Direct Drive Spindle) motor gearless technology, the full power of the spindle is applied at all speeds. The No. 40 taper spindle reaches a maximum speed of 12,000 rpm in 1.1 seconds. With a tool-to-tool time of 1.0 second, the ATC increases productivity, the company says.

An interior chip removal system uses a coolant wash to remove chips from the machine. A pair of spiral-type chip conveyors, which move chips from inside the machine, is optional.

Additionally, the company’s new MAPPS II control, which includes conversational programming and customizable work offsets, comes standard. According to the company, the control is built to withstand the constant vibration and moisture of the machine shop.



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