Heavy-duty machining from Victor

Designed to tackle all heavy-duty machining requirements, the new Victor Vcenter G-series of machines from GM CNC are built with stability and rigidity in mind.

The G-series is ideal for high material removal rates and applications where manufacturers are processing particularly challenging materials. For additional flexibility, GM CNC has a G135 series in stock equipped with a 4th-axis unit.

The powerhouse 3-axis G-series is available in three size variants to meet the diverse demands of the industry. The machines incorporate a meehanite casting with a wide base A-Frame design, a wide span column, four box ways and screw removers with a wide box way – all factors that enhance performance and stability.

The three G-series variants include the G105, G135 and G165. The smaller G105 provides X-, Y- and Z-axis travel of 1,050 x 600 x 600mm which stretches to a spacious 1,650 x 850 x 900mm on the largest G165. This impressive freedom of movement is matched by the accommodating bed sizes of 1,100 by 600mm (G105), 1,400 by 700mm (G135) and 1,700 by 800mm (G165). Furthermore, the robust nature of the range permits the loading of components up to 1,200, 2,200 and 2,500kg respectively for the three machines.

Common features on all three variants include a powerful gearhead spindle design that generates a power output of 18.5kW with a torque level of 498Nm. Developed, manufactured and built in-house by Victor, the 6,000rpm gearhead design spindle retains maximum torque levels throughout the speed range.

This makes the Vcenter series particularly suitable for machining hard materials and exotic alloys with high material removal rates. Additionally, the G-series incorporates a Big-Plus BBT-50 spindle taper that guarantees dual face and taper spindle contact for precision, repeatability, performance and high-quality surface finishes.

The Victor Vcenter has an automatic tool change unit with 24 tool capacity and the option for 32 or 40 tool positions. All positions can accommodate tools up to 15kg. The axis feed motor generates 3kW of power on all axes with a rapid feed rate of 20m/minute and axis acceleration of 0.28G, which is driven through large 50mm diameter ballscrews to further enhance stability.

As standard, the Victor Vcenter G-series is supplied with the latest FANUC 0i-MF Plus CNC, fully enclosed splash guarding, spindle oil cooler, screw-type chip removal, bottom guarding for coolant flushing, rigid tapping, three-step warning lights, auto power off and levelling pads.

Like every Victor machine available from GM CNC, the series is available with a host of options to meet specific user requirements including a 4th and 5th axis interface for increased flexibility, 32 or 40 tool ATC, and probing for automatic tool and component measuring.

Additional options are 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 and more.




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