Vertical Machining Center – Performance
The Hurco VMX42i CNC vertical milling machine is the industry workhorse. These CNC machining centers are the perfect combination of performance and flexibility. With its large work cube, it allows more flexibility for a wider variety of work. High torque, fast feed rates, and a heavy rigid frame allow for the best quality and performance for almost any application. Exceptional cutting feed rates are achieved with patented high-speed motion technology – resulting in the fastest cut with the best surface finish.
The VMX Machining Center Is the Industry Workhorse
With the high velocities and accelerations of today’s applications, machine performance must be carefully optimized in order to maintain accuracy over extended periods of time. The Hurco VMX Series of CNC mills delivers. It starts with a heavy, ribbed frame made of fine grain, high-grade cast iron. A dual-wound 12K spindle delivers the cutting power you need.
The linear rails on all Hurco machines are larger, and spaced for increased strength. But their quality goes far beyond mere size. We wedge lock the rails to a machined shoulder, which makes the machine more robust, instead of simply mounting them to a single surface. The multiple design and manufacturing details we incorporate into a Hurco VMC increase rigidity and reliability, which means each VMX machining center will be the workhorse you expect.
The Only Dual-Screen Control Console in the Industry
Hurco is the only CNC machining center that gives you the added benefit of a dual-screen control. You can get the job done with a single screen, but the dual-screen makes everything faster and easier.
Data Block Search helps you edit a part program to correct a feature. Instead of searching through lines of code, you simply use the graphics screen to select the part feature you need to edit, and the corresponding line of code appears on the other screen so you can quickly make the change.
Concurrent Programming is another feature that is enhanced with the dual-screen control. While the machining center is running one part, you can program the next part without interrupting the cycle.
DXF Transfer allows you to simply import the CAD image, select the desired features, and the WinMax control automatically creates the program. Then check the part program on the screen with our powerful verifications graphics system that includes 3D solid rendering of the tool path with dynamic rotation and real time tool display. You can view the part from any angle without being forced to redraw it.
At Hurco, we focus our efforts on reducing your overall cycle time while minimizing time wasted on non-cutting operations, by incorporating time-saving features in our VMX design and using premium components.
The Heart of the Machining Center. The VMX machining centers feature a powerful, 12,000 rpm cartridge spindle. The low base-speed of the spindle provides more torque for the machine without needing a gearbox, which eliminates additional assembly and maintenance.
Prolonging Spindle Life + Preserving Accuracy. We have systems in place to prolong spindle life and combat spindle growth caused by heat dissipation. We use ceramic hybrid bearings in all VMX spindles (12K and faster). These bearings run at much lower temperatures, so they have a significantly longer lifespan and a much lower probability of failure. They are packed with lifetime grease, which promotes a maintenance-free lubrication system. In addition to using ceramic bearings, we use a coolant jacket that is designed into the frame’s head casting to keep the spindle at an optimum temperature by stabilizing wide temperature variations and reducing heat dissipation. Because keeping the spindle and work area clean is vital to machine performance, we incorporate an upper and lower air-purge system to keep contaminants outside of the spindle.
Best-In-Class Chip Management High pressure, high volume, stainless steel coolant ring with adjustable nozzles delivers coolant right to the tool. Dedicated large capacity pump system and scraper type lift-up conveyor with barrel height discharge eliminate costly cleanup and save valuable time. Sloped telescopic way covers protect the internal components of the machining center.
Generous Tool Capacity ATC Fully enclosed, side-mounted, swing-arm ATC gives you more room to work and has more tool capacity. The all electronic design provides the reliability, speed, and near-zero maintenance you require.
Where Expert Design and Advanced Technology Meet.
Hurco’s signature line of VMX machining centers takes machining to the next level. These machines deliver high performance capabilities to any machining application. Whether you are doing batch production or die/mold work, the VMX mills will make you more profitable.
|Spindle Nose to Table||6″ – 30″|
|Dimensions||50″ x 24″|
|Max Load||3,000 lbs|
|T-slot||5 x .71″ on 3.94 Centers|
|Spindle Speed||12,000 RPM|
|Spindle Torque||175 ft/lbs|
|Spindle Motor||24 HP|
|Coolant Thru Spindle||Optional|
|Spindle Taper||CAT 40 / Big Plus|
|Rapid Traverse (X/Y/Z)||1,378/1,378/1,181 ipm|
|Max. Tool Diameter||3.1″|
|Max. Tool Length||11.8″|
|Tool to Tool ATC Time||2 seconds|
|Air Pressure||5 CFM @ 80-100 psi|
|Power Consumption||26 KVA|
|Machine Net Weight||14,775 lbs|
|Operating Dimensions||181” x 152.5” x 109”|