High performance milling has just been taken to a new plateau with the arrival of the new P76 vertical machining centre from Victor CNC. The new 3-axis VMC only recently arrived in the UK and it is already setting new standards for performance, productivity and precision among the subcontract machining community.
Quality is assured with Victor CNC and this latest addition to the stable at the Rochdale company is the epitome of a high quality machining centre. The new P76 incorporates a 30 tool ATC that can change tools in a blistering 1.6 seconds with a chip-to-chip time of 4 seconds. This speed is matched by the rapid feed rates of 48m/min in X and Y axes with 32m/min possible in the Z plane.
Not only does the new P76 have the facility to speed around its X, Y and Z work envelope of 760mm by 500mm by 510mm, the machine also demonstrates rigidity and stability through its BBT-40 face and taper contact spindle configuration and the certified meehanite structure that has an extremely wide base of 1166mm. Whilst the BBT spindle system enforces rigidity through the spindle nose and cutting tool to improve tool life, cutting speeds and feeds; the exceptionally wide casting base dampens vibration and adds stability. The result is the ability to conduct heavier cutting at higher speeds and feeds, which will certainly improve productivity. Furthermore, these characteristics will enhance surface finish and precision for the end user.
To increase material removal rates, the P76 has an 18.5kW spindle motor that delivers high torque levels throughout the speed range that reaches a top spindle speed of 12,000rpm. Accepting a maximum component weight of 500kg on its 840mm by 500mm table, the new P76 machining centre is loaded with a range of standard accessories that includes a fully enclosed splash guard, FANUC 0i-MF CNC control unit with a user friendly 10.4 inch monitor and spindle oil cooler to maintain performance and longevity. Additionally, the P76 offers rigid taping, remote MPG, 3-step warning light, levelling pads, auto power-off and a screw type swarf removal system.
The base model of the new P76 is very well equipped to meet the demands of the modern machine shop. However, for end-users looking for a higher-specification solution, Victor CNC can tailor the machine to the needs of the customer with optional extras that include a 40 tool ATC, coolant gun, automatic tool length measurement, auto part measuring and even a 4th and 5th axis interface. For enhanced precision and meeting the needs of high speed machining, the P76 can be configured with a 15,000rpm spindle, linear scales, rotary tables, oil skimmer, automatic doors, through spindle coolant, a Heidenhain TNC-620/640 CNC control and much more. For more information on how the new compact powerhouse from Victor CNC can improve your machining performance, call Victor CNC.