The Vertical Center Universal (VCU) 400A-5X vertical machining centre from Mazak features a five axis rotary/tilt table with roller gear cam technology for cost-effective simultaneous five axis machining, claims Mazak. The machine features a small footprint and comes standard with a 10,000 rpm 15 hp 40-taper spindle. An optional 12,000 rpm spindle is available.
The maximum workpiece diameter is 15.740 in. (400 mm) and workpiece height is 12,000 in./305 mm. The machine is offered with 20-too and 30-tool magazines with automatic tool changers. The machine is equipped with the company’s Matrix 2 CNC control for what Mazak describes as “optimized” five axis machining. The VCU 400A-5X accommodates articulated robots to automate load/unload operations.