Vulcan VMC is a new option for cost-conscious engineers

The Engineering Technology Group (ETG) has risen the bar on cost-effective machining centres with the arrival of the new Vulcan VMC650B.

Part of the new Vulcan brand that was launched earlier in 2020, the VMC650B is the smallest model in a line of high-quality machines that are built-upon a box way design that has been optimised with Finite Element Analysis to deliver impressive levels of rigidity and performance.

The new 3-axis VMC650B is a robust workhorse capable of handling high cutting forces and weight loads while maintaining smooth motion with increased dampening characteristics – enhanced by an extra-wide saddle and base design that is complemented by each axis utilising grade C3 precision-ground ballscrews and a pre-tensioned design.

From a specification perspective, the compact VMC650B has a work envelope of 650 by 500 by 500mm in X, Y and Z-axes with a spindle nose to table surface distance of 125 to 620mm. This spacious work envelope works over a machine bed of 800 by 470mm that can accommodate workpieces up to an impressive 500kg. The BT40 spindle taper is provided with cutting tools from a swing-arm type tool facility that can hold up to 24 tools.

To meet the demands of the marketplace, the Vulcan VMC650B is available with a range of spindle options that include a 5.5/7.5kW motor or a 7.5/11kW spindle motor. Additionally, ETG can support customer requirements with direct-drive BT40 spindle motors with the option of a 10,000rpm, 12,000rpm or 15,000rpm spindle speed or the belt-driven spindle with speed options that include 8,000rpm, 10,000rpm or 12,000rpm.

For manufacturers looking to undertake cost-effective high-speed machining, the Wellesbourne machine tool experts can configure the VMC650B with a 20,000 or 30,000rpm BT40, HSK-E40, 50 or 63.

The machine can achieve rapid traverse rates of 25m/minute in all three axes to guarantee productive machining within a solid build construction that exhibits an overall weight of 4,800kg in a space saving 2,180 by 2,040mm (L x W) footprint. Adding to this weight and stability is the reinforced rib design in Z-axis that delivers structural strength through the entire casting length.

As standard, ETG is providing the Vulcan VMC650B with a 20 bar coolant pump, belt-type chip conveyor, LED work light, levelling blocks and bolts, spindle bearing air purge, Z-axis motor with brake system, spindle chiller, tool kit and rigid tapping.


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