GM CNC Packs a Punch With Compact Machining Centre

If you are looking for a small footprint 3 axis vertical machining centre that is robust, stable, precise and built to last, GM CNC has now introduced the compact Victor Vcenter F76. In a competitive arena with an abundance of 3 axis machine options; build quality and longevity at a cost-efficient price point is often a compromise – with GM CNC there is no compromise. The Oldham company is the exclusive UK distributor of the renowned Victor brand of machine tools – a brand that doesn’t compromise on quality and performance.

Oldham based GM CNC offers a multitude of Victor machine tools available from stock. The brand is recognised for its relentless productivity and longevity, and this is credit to a design and construction quality that sets the brand apart from its rivals. Despite its compact footprint and space-saving design, the Victor Vcenter F76 packs a punch with its meehanite casting and A-frame column design that sets the foundation for high performance machining.

Built upon this foundation is a powerful 15kW 8000rpm BT40 belt driven spindle that traverses over the 840 by 500mm table with X, Y and Z-axis travel of 760 by 500 by 510mm respectively. The Victor Vcenter F76 can traverse at rapid feed rates of 32m/min in all 3 axes. This productivity is met by industry leading stability and rigidity that is derived from NN type double roller bearings, 40mm diameter ballscrews, and 30/35/45mm guideways. These three features combine to provide industry leading kinematics that supports heavy duty material removal rates and subsequently improve productivity levels as well as surface finish and precision; setting a new standard in the compact 3 axis VMC arena.

Furthermore, these attributes eliminate backlash and provide a bi-directional positional accuracy of 0.010mm with a repeatability of 0.007mm that sets the standard in the cost efficient 3 axis VMC segment. Affirming this build quality is an overall machine weight of 5260kg with the latest generation of powerful FANUC CNC control system that drives the powerful and compact machine. The automatic tool change unit is a barrel type system that accommodates up to 24 tools with an extremely fast tool change time of just 2.4 seconds.

As standard, the Victor Vcenter F76 is delivered with fully enclosed splash guarding, screw type chip remover, air blast, rigid tapping facility, remote MPG, hand tools and toolbox, T nuts for table slots, 3-step warning light, and leveling pads.

From an options perspective, GM CNC can incorporate a host of add ons to give end users the production centre that suits their requirements. Some of the options include a spindle upgrade to 10,000rpm, a 30 tool ATC, an optional 690mm in the Z axis, rotary tables, coolant and air gun, precision linear scales, oil skimmer, automatic doors, 4th/5th axis interface, auto tool length and part measurement, auto power off, air conditioning for electrical cabinets, through tool coolant and even spindle cooling units.

The Victor brand of machine tools is backed by the industry leading service and support of GM CNC. Demonstrating its level of commitment to the industry, GM CNC has now opened an online shop for Victor spare parts with most common components stocked at the Oldham headquarters for rapid delivery to keep your machine tools running. Additionally, GM CNC offers the complete range of Victor machine tools, so if you are looking for a larger work envelope, a 5 axis machining centre, or a choice from the extensive turning portfolio, please contact GM CNC where unparalleled levels of service and support complement machine tools of impeccable quality and performance.