GM CNC unveils new Victor machine

When it comes to one-hit machining, the new VMT series of multi-tasking mill/turn centres from Victor has it all.

Available in the UK from GM CNC, the VMT series demonstrates high levels of flexibility and capability for one-hit machining of the most demanding components while incorporating the stability, precision and rigidity that is the hallmark of the Victor brand.

VMT series multi-tasking machines are configured with 15kW twin built-in turning spindles and a 22kW swivelling B-axis milling spindle that defines their power, flexibility and productivity. Available in four variants that include the VMT-X200, VMT-X260, VMT-X360 and the VMT-X400, the series is ideal for everything from the unmanned machining of small complex parts to heavy-duty machining of large components for the aerospace, automotive, offshore and heavy goods industries.

As standard, the VMT range is equipped with a FANUC 0i-TF CNC with iMMI, AICC and MGI with a Siemens control as an option, hydraulic chuck with soft jaws, chip conveyor, a Renishaw automatic tool presetter, through spindle coolant and hybrid lubrication system.

The optional list of features is equally generous with steady rest, bar feed interface, part catcher, auto doors, sub-spindle and more. A robust and stable machine platform equips users with the confidence to tackle heavy material removal machining providing excellent surface finishes, accuracy and repeatability. This is achieved through an optimally designed Meehanite cast base that enables elevated cutting parameters and improved tool life.

From a specification perspective, the VMT-X200 and VMT-X260 are 8 and 10-inch chuck machines with a 660mm swing over bed and maximum turning length/turning diameters of 1,075mm/500mm.

This spacious work envelope is embodied by two 15kW 4,200rpm turning spindles on the VMT-X200 and a 22kW 3,500rpm main spindle and 15kW sub-spindle on the 75mm bar capacity VMT-X260. For larger components, GM CNC presents the 12-inch chuck 3,000rpm VMT-X360 and the colossal 15-inch chuck 2,500rpm VMT-X400, with both providing 30kW spindle power and a bar capacity of 91mm (106mm optional).

The largest machines in the range offer a 1,120mm swing over bed and maximum turning length/turning diameters of 2,100mm/720mm. All machines demonstrate exceptional flexibility through the 12,000rpm 15/18.5/22kW high-winding B-axis milling spindle that can rotate through -30/+210° with an impressive indexing resolution of just 0.001°. This flexibility is enhanced with a 40 position ATC on the X200 and X260 machines and 60 positions on the larger X360 and X400 variants.

Available to view from March, GM CNC will have a VMT-X200 machine up and running at its Oldham showroom in Lancashire. The stock machine has a list of impressive features that include the FANUC 31i-B5 Plus CNC with a 15-inch display, 5-axis machining capability, circular thread cutting, helical interpolation, arbitrary speed threading, automatic doors, part catcher, bar feed interface, 48 position ATC, and high pressure through tool coolant.




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