GM CNC introduce new Victor NH5000 HMC

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Oldham-based GM CNC has introduced the latest innovation from Victor, the new generation Vcenter NH5000 4-axis horizontal machining centre.

Perfect for machining large parts up to 800mm in diameter by 1m high, the extremely spacious new HMC offers class-leading productivity, kinematics and flexibility – all credit to the exceptionally stable foundations of the machine.

As a 13,000kg powerhouse, the compact new Vcenter NH5000 has been designed for highly-dynamic cutting with rigidity and performance levels that are the envy of its rivals.

For example, Victor has re-designed the column to locate the support closer to the cutting head to increase rigidity and machining performance. Additionally, the T-shape structure with a slant-style column has removed weight and inertia, creating a machining head that is faster, more nimble and more responsive than previous machines. This also facilitates faster tool and pallet changeovers, which is demonstrated by a tool change of 3 seconds and a pallet change time of just 6.5 seconds.

From a specification perspective, the Vcenter NH5000 has X, Y and Z-axis travel of 800 by 700 by 800mm with rapid feed rates of 48m/min in all axes. With 45mm diameter ballscrews on all axes and 55/45/45mm roller-type linear motion guideways, the stability of the machine is guaranteed.

Likewise, the direct drive 12,000rpm 18kW spindle with dual low and high winding showcases astounding rigidity and stability with its BBT-40 Big-Plus face and taper dual contact spindle system that extends tool life by minimising vibration. This spindle taper connects to a chain-type tool magazine that offers 40 tool positions as standard with 60 or 90 tools as an optional feature.

The automatic pallet change system incorporates two 500 by 500mm pallets that are hydraulically driven with a chip-to-chip time of 11 seconds. The B-axis incorporates four ground cones with air blow through the cones as well as taper pins and bushes that provide rotational positioning within 1 degree. Optionally, customers can select hydraulic ports through the B-axis pallets and a CNC pallet that offers a positional accuracy of 0.001 degrees.

Supplied as standard with a FANUC 0i-MF Plus CNC that has a 10.4-inch screen and manual guide with 2 GB CF card, the control system offers Victor’s GUI (VSS macros), ECO design for tool calibration, alarm display with diagnosis and tool management. Optionally, customers can choose a 15-inch screen, tool breakage detection, a Renishaw GUI, tool load monitoring, cylindrical interpolation, AI contour control with 400 blocks and much more.

As you would expect from a leading brand, the base model of the exciting new Vcenter NH5000 includes a spindle oil chiller, fully enclosed splash guards, scroll-type chip conveyor, levelling blocks, automatic pallet changer, spindle load meter, rigid tapping and chip conveyor with cart.

From an options perspective, the list is extensive with an air-conditioned electrical cabinet, through spindle coolant, 60 or 90 position ATC, 15,000rpm spindle, T-slot pallet, tool length and workpiece measurement, linear encoder feedback and multi-face table tombstone fixturing to name a few. If you want to take your machining performance to the next level with the new Victor Vcenter NH5000, please contact GM CNC for further information.