Positioned between its entry-level VM series and its mainstream VMX machining centres.The new models will have a single-screen Ultimax control as fitted to the entry-level machines, rather than the twin-screen version on the company's higher-end VMX machining centres. However, performance will be only slightly different from that of the equivalent VMX, and the new models will have a spindle motor with higher acc/dec. Compared with the VM range, key advantages are longer Y-axis travel and better swarf management. The biggest benefit for some, however, will be the 14 to 18 per cent price reduction compared with the VMX equivalents, according to machine size.