Milltronics' VM250IL-5x Includes 40-Station ATC
EMO 2019: Milltronics’ VM250IL-5x five-axis vertical machining center features a trunnion table 255 mm in diameter and XYZ axis travels measuring 550 × 508 × 520 mm.
Milltronics’ VM250IL-5x five-axis vertical machining center features a trunnion table 255 mm in diameter and XYZ axis travels measuring 550 × 508 × 520 mm. The rotary table offers +40/-120 degrees of A-axis rotation and 360 degrees in the C axis. The machine is equipped with either a 10,000- or 15,000-rpm inline spindle. A 40-station swing-arm automatic toolchanger comes standard.
The machine uses the company’s 9000-series control. It can be programed conversationally, with G code or with a CAM system. The 9000 series is a Windows-based PC control with an Intel Dual Core i5-3610ME processor (64 bit) with 4 GB of memory, 120 GB of disk storage, two USB ports, mid-travel tactile keys and a large 38.1-cm LCD touchscreen.
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