Hurco VTXUi - D and R Machinery - Arizona CNC Machine Tools
Hurco VTXUi 5-Axis Machining Center
1985
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Hurco VTXUi

5-Axis Vertical Machining Center

5-Axis Trunnion Style Machine

 

The Hurco VTXUi 5-Axis traveling column trunnion style machining center is an ideal configuration for 5-sided machining. The integrated trunnion table design provides more clearance in Z for larger part capacity compared to other brands. High torque, fast feed rates, and more standard features than other 5-axis machines makes the trunnion style machining center a perfect fit for 5-sided work. Exceptional cutting feed rates are achieved with patented high-speed motion technology – resulting in the fastest cut with the best surface finish.

 

Main Specs:

  • Travel:  31.5″ x 27.6″ x 20″
  • Table Diameter:  23.6″ x 19.7″
  • Spindle:  12,000 RPM, 175 ft/lbs
  • Tool Capacity:  48 CAT40
  • Machine Weight:  27,560 lbs

 

Trunnion Table 5-Axis Makes 5-Sided Machining Easy

 

The efficient design of the Hurco 5-axis trunnion table machining centers (U Series) is a key benefit to consider—we use an integrated trunnion table at instead of simply sticking a trunnion table on a 3-axis machining center and passing it off as a 5-axis machine. The integrated trunnion table design provides more clearance in Z compared to other brands.

 

Benefits of Trunnion 5-Axis Mill

  • Easy transition from 3-axis machining. The 5-axis trunnion style machining centers are an ideal configuration for 5-sided machining, especially if you’ve always worked on a 3-axis machine because the trunnion style design uses the same principles as 3-axis (i.e., you still machine in a linear fashion, but you just machine more sides).  This means less training, less setup time, and more flexibility.
  • More clearance in Z-axis. The integrated design of the trunnion table 5-axis VMC gives you more clearance in Z, especially compared to 3-axis VMCs with a trunnion table added to simulate a 5-axis VMC.
  • Seamless integration. Seamless integration of pneumatic and/or hydraulic fixtures is another benefit. We purposely designed the U-Series 5-axis VMCs so you can easily feed the cables for these types of fixtures through the shoulder.
  • Better undercut + larger work volume + more torque. Other reasons to choose the trunnion style configuration include better undercut capability because the trunnion rotates  +110 degrees compared to the SR’s +92 degrees. Compared to the SR, the trunnion style gives you a larger work volume because you don’t have to compensate for the space used by the swivel head with tool attached. The U-Series trunnion 5-axis mills also have more torque at low rpm.

 

Advanced 5-Axis Control Technology

Hurco has a host of many features designed to make 5-sided and 5-axis more efficient.

  • Tool Center Point Management eliminates the need to account for the machining center’s centerlines of rotation. Instead, you simply use the solid model zero location. Post the program independent of where the stock is fixtured on the table.
  • Transform Plane calculates the other locations for each of the rotary moves after you locate part zero. The control software only needs you to define part zero one time, and it figures out all of the other part zero locations automatically.
  • 3-D Tool Compensation eliminates the need to repost the program in order to adjust the tool diameter because of wear. For 3D surfaces, machinists cut off the tool’s centerline to obtain a better surface finish and preserve tool life. This feature allows you to compensate for wear without the need to repost.
  • Tool Path Linearization eliminates gouging of the workpiece and the line segments in the form of XYZBC or AC moves that a CAM system uses, which results in a smoother surface finish and a smaller program.
  • Tool Vector Input allows the control to compute machine angles and positions, and calculates the angle the tool is going to tilt from the contact point of the surface. This means the part program is machine independent.
  • Tool Vector Retract tells the spindle to retract out of the hole or pocket along the tool vector angle, which eliminates tool breakage and/or damage to the part.

 

We OWN 5-Axis + 5-Sided


At Hurco, we are immersed in 5-axis technology. We have carved out a niche in this arena because we made a commitment fifteen years ago to focus on 5-axis. We determined this type of machining center, combined with the capabilities of our control, would make our customers more profitable. Similar to the transition from manual mills to CNC mills, we believe the time is right for shops across the country to increase profit margin by investing in 5-axis.

 

Because we listened to our customers’ reservations about switching from a 3-axis process to 5-axis, we assembled a 5-axis applications team with a dedicated phone number and email to help. If you do NOT OWN a 5-axis machining center, the most important message you need to know: 5-sided machining on a 5-axis machining center will increase the profit margin of the parts you are producing on your 3-axis machining centers. The Hurco control makes programming easy for 5-sided—NO CAM needed!

Don’t Get Left Behind

 

According to benchmark data from Modern Machine Shop magazine, 24% of the highest performing shops in the U.S. are using 5-axis positioning. Hurco has carved out a niche in the 5-axis arena due to years of research and development. When we decide where to invest our resources at Hurco, our primary criteria are customer productivity and profitability. We evaluate the past, the present, and the possibilities of the future to determine what technology will benefit our customers the most. Nearly a decade ago, we determined that 5-axis machining warranted our attention and set a path to become the experts. We continue to lead the industry in developing control technology that optimizes the process for full 5-axis and 5-sided (3+2).

 

As our industry transitioned from manual to CNC milling, many shops got left behind. The transition from 3-axis to 5-axis may prove to be a similar situation. At the very least, you should evaluate the benefits of integrating 5-sided processes into your operation. With 5-sided, also called 3+2, you reduce setup time, increase accuracy, and expand your shop’s capability for future simultaneous 5-axis work.

 

When you invest in a Hurco 5-axis CNC machining center, you get two machines in one. A machine that will immediately increase the profit margin of the parts you’re producing on a 3-axis machining center via powerful 5-sided programming (no CAM needed) and a rigid machine that is fully compatible with CAD/CAM packages for simultaneous 5-axis.

 

Features

 

The efficient design of the Hurco 5-axis trunnion table machining centers (U Series) is a key benefit to consider—we use an integrated trunnion table at instead of simply sticking a trunnion table on a 3-axis machining center and passing it off as a 5-axis machine. The integrated trunnion table design provides more clearance in Z compared to other brands.

 

Standard

  • Heavily Ribbed Fine-Grade Cast Iron Frame Optimized with Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Wedge-locked Heavy duty Linear Rails for All Three Axes
  • Direct Drive Z axis with Regenerative Brake – No Counterbalance
  • Double-Nut Pre-Tensioned Ballscrews Anchored at Both Ends
  • High Speed 12,000 RPM Spindle
  • CAT40 Spindle
  • Air Purged Chrome-molly Alloy Cartridge Spindle with Hybrid Ceramic Bearings (ABEC Class 7)
  • Yaskawa Sigma V Digital AC Servos
  • Fast 1,378 ipm Rapid Traverse Rates (X,Y, Z)
  • Electric Swing-arm 48 Station ATC – Random Access
  • 3 Second Tool-to-Tool ATC Time

  • Full Enclosure with Wide Front Access and Swing-open Side Doors
  • Door Safety Interlocks / ANSI B11.23
  • Flood Coolant Ring and Washdown System
  • Angular Encoders, A/C Axis
  • Metal Telescopic Way Covers
  • Lift-Up Chip Conveyor
  • Automatic Central Lubrication System
  • Power Cabinet Heat Exchanger
  • Way Lube Separation System
  • Modular One-Piece ITX Control Rack
  • 2.7GHz Dual Core Processor
  • 4GB RAM Memory
  • 128GB Solid State Hard Drive
  • 12 Months Parts and Labor Warranty (24 months Control and Drives)

 

Hurco VTXUi Machine Specifications

 

 Travel
X-Axis 31.5″
Y-Axis 27.6″
Z-Axis 20″
Spindle Nose to Table 5.9″ – 26″
Table
Dimensions 23.6″ x 19.7″
Max Load 880 lbs
A-Axis Motion +30º to -110º
C-Axis Motion 360º

 Spindle
Spindle Type Belt
Spindle Speed 12,000 RPM
Spindle Torque 175 ft/lbs
Spindle Motor 24 HP
Coolant Thru Spindle Optional
Spindle Taper CAT40
Feed Rate
Rapid Traverse (X/Y/Z) 1,181/1,181/787 ipm

A-Axis/C-Axis

16.6/20.8 RPM

 ATC
Capacity 48 Tools
Max. Tool Diameter 2.95″
Max. Tool Length 11″
Tool to Tool ATC Time 3 seconds
Requirements
Air Pressure 10 CFM @ 80-100 psi
Power Consumption 38 KVA
Machine Net Weight 27,560 lbs
Operating Dimensions 139.5” x 239.8” x 128”