MACH First for New Victor Machines

The Oldham based GM Group will make its MACH debut appearance with machine tools that will ‘wow’ the crowds at the UK’s showpiece manufacturing event. Since becoming the sole UK and Republic of Ireland agent for the Victor range in 2020, the GM Group has enjoyed phenomenal growth with the brand and this can be seen at the company’s new facility set to open this Spring. At MACH, on Stand 619 in Hall 19 visitors can witness exactly why the build quality and flexibility of the Victor range stands above its rivals.

From the 4th to the 8th of April at the Birmingham NEC, MACH attendees can see exactly why the Victor machines are proving so popular with manufacturers in all industry sectors. The GM Group will introduce the Victor Vturn-A20YCM and the Vturn-S26/60CM single spindle turning centres as well as the compact Vcenter-P76 machining centre. The Victor range is extremely diverse and has powerful solutions to cater for all industry sectors with everything from small to large machine tools with simple or complex machining solutions that can be tailored to the exact needs of the user. The machines on show at MACH will provide just a snapshot of what is possible with this industry leading brand.

The turning portfolio from Victor has it all. To demonstrate the uncompromising levels of rigidity and stability that deliver class leading precision, flexibility and productivity; the GM Group will highlight the benefits of the compact Vturn A20-YCM single spindle turning centre with its Y-axis milling capability and an 8-inch chuck with a swing over bed of 700mm whilst a 52mm diameter bar can pass through the headstock for barfeeding applications. The machine provides X-axis travel of 150+35mm with 600mm in the Z-axis whilst the Y-axis driven tooling unit can traverse +/-45mm. Within this spacious work envelope sits a main spindle that generates 11/18.5kW power with a spindle speed of 5000rpm. Complementing the power of the spindle is an extremely robust and powerful 4.5kW motor on the driven tooling turret. This high-torque motor drives the 12-station BMT-55 tooling turret at spindle speeds up to 4,000rpm. With class leading power output from the turning spindles and a driven tooling unit that is all manufactured in-house by Victor, the Vturn is extremely well equipped with a list of options that include a FANUC 0i-TF CNC control unit, 10.4 inch colour display, high-pressure coolant system, part catcher, oil skimmer, programmable tailstock and much more.

Complementing the Vturn A20-YCM at MACH will be the Victor Vturn-S26/60CM. With a 600mm swing over bed and 640mm between centres, the 6230kg powerhouse has a spacious work area and a compact footprint to suit any machine shop. Furthermore, with a 12 position live tooling station that can drive the 25mm maximum tool diameter at 6000rpm with its high torque 4.5kW motor, the milling flexibility of the Vturn-S26/60CM facilitates productive one-hit machining. With a bar capacity of 75mm through the drawbar and 640mm between centres with a maximum turning diameter of 420mm, the Vturn-S26/60CM is the perfect machine for both one-off components and production runs of everything from small to medium sized parts. Like the Vturn A20-YCM, the Victor Vturn-S26/60CM is available with an extensive list of optional extras that enable this machine to be tailored to the exact needs of the end user.

From its milling portfolio, the GM Group will introduce the Vcenter-P76 compact 3-axis vertical machining centre. Packing the power, rigidity and performance that Victor is renowned for, into a compact machining centre will be something to look out for at MACH. With a 2.8 by 2.7m footprint and an X, Y and Z axis travel of 760 by 500 by 510mm, the Vcenter-P76 is remarkably spacious to facilitate the machining of small and large components alike. Incorporating a 15,000rpm 11/15kW spindle motor with the extremely rigid BBT40 spindle taper configuration, rigidity and performance is guaranteed. The machine is available with a 30 position ATC but like many features on the Vcenter-P76, a host of optional choices can be selected to meet the demands of the end user. The options include FANUC or Heidenhain CNC interfaces, spindle oil coolers, air or high pressure through coolant, oil skimmer, chip conveyor and cart and much more.

The machines on show at MACH will be just a snapshot of what is available from the GM Group. The extensive range of machine tools includes single and twin-spindle turning centres as well as 3 to 5-axis machining centres of all sizes and capabilities. If you want to see why more manufacturers are opting for the Victor brand from the GM Group, visit Stand 619 in Hall 19 at MACH 2022 from the 4th to the 8th of April to investigate the available solutions from this world-leading brand.
For engineers that cannot make it to MACH 2022, the GM Group is currently extending its warehousing facilities in Oldham to support its growth. Imminently set for completion, the new facility will expand the warehousing space from its existing 16,000sq/ft2 to over 30,000sq/ft2 and will provide a brand new showroom space for the Victor range of machine tools as well as a selection of other used modern CNC & Conventional equipment. The ultra modern factory will also incorporate a training area, new open plan office facilities, a new reception area and meeting rooms. To arrange a visit to the new facility, please contact the GM Group for more details