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New Victor heavy duty VMC ideal for challenging materials

Posted on 12 Apr 2021 and read 653 times
New Victor heavy duty VMC ideal for challenging materialsFor manufacturers looking for a heavy duty machining centre that offers a stable platform for high material-removal rates and is capable of cutting particularly challenging materials, Oldham-based GM CNC, the sole UK distributor for Victor CNC machines, has introduced the Victor Vcenter G135 vertical machining centre (VMC).

Like all machine tools manufactured by Victor, build quality, rigidity and performance is once again assured. This new compact machine features a meehanite casting with a wide base A-Frame design, a wide span column, four boxways and screw removers with a boxway width of 145mm and an overall machine weight of 11,500kg. It also has a 1,400 x 700mm table that can accommodate parts up to 2,200kg.

The three-axis VMC offers X, Y and Z-axis travels of 1,350 x 700 x 700mm and a BT50 spindle taper for maximum material removal rates. Developed, manufactured and built in-house by Victor, the powerful gearhead spindle design generates a power output of 18.5kW with an impressive torque level of 498Nm — the 6,000rev/min spindle has a gearhead design that retains maximum torque levels throughout the speed range. This makes the Vcenter G135 an ideal solution for machining hard materials and exotic alloys.

This power and stability enhance precision levels with a platform that also generates surface finishes and industry-leading component quality.

The Vcenter G135 has an automatic tool changer (ATC) with 24-tool capacity that can accommodate tools up to 15kg. The axis feed motor on the Vcenter G135 generates 3kW of power on all axes with a rapid feed rate of 20m/min and axis acceleration of 0.28G, which is driven through extremely large 50mm diameter ballscrews to further enhance stability.

As standard, it is supplied with the latest Fanuc CNC control unit, fully enclosed splash guarding, spindle oil cooler, screw-type chip removal, bottom guarding for coolant flushing, rigid tapping, three-step warning lights, automatic power off and levelling pads.

Like every Victor machine that is available in the UK from from GM CNC, the Vcenter G135 is available with a host of options to meet the exact requirements of the end-user, including a 4th- and 5th-axis interface for increased flexibility, 32- or 40-tool ATC, the industry leading BIG PLUS spindle interface, probing for automatic tool and component measuring.

Additional options include through-spindle coolant, chip conveyor with cart, air conditioning for the electrical cabinets and linear scales for enhanced precision levels. Customers can also select a table shower, oil skimmer, automatic doors, air and coolant guns.

Furthermore, the combination of Victor quality and GM CNC’s unwavering commitment to customer service and support gives manufacturers confidence that their spindles will always achieve maximum uptime.