Gantry machining centre VPC

VPC - Vertical machining in its entirety

The VPC with its vertical spindle is particularly designed for machining large plate-shaped workpieces. The implementation of angular heads also simply enables lateral machining. The clever layout provides for excellent workspace use. The portal drives the spindle above a real gantry drive in the Y-axis. The machine footprint is thus hardly larger than the optimally arranged working area.

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  • Extremely rigid, static and dynamically well balanced ground frame construction
  • Spacious and easily accessible machine tables
  • Direct measuring systems for X/Y/Z axes
  • Cover according to current machinery directives
  • Ideal for crane loading by the open covering over the work area
  • Machine transport in one single piece
  • Optimal accessibility for all maintenance and service requirements
 
    In addition, the VPC can be flexibly extended, for example:

  • Through spindle coolant with filter system
  • Chip conveyor in slat-band belt, scraper belt or magnetic belt versions
  • Controllers either from Heidenhain or Siemens
  • Rotary tables horizontally or vertically integrated, in 1 or 2 axes, combined with tailstocks, counterbearings or a further rotary table in gantry mode for clamping bridges
  • Automatic doors
  • Clamping systems – hydraulic, pneumatic, magnetic or manual
  • Touch probes and tool touch probe systems
  • Active power monitoring, collision monitoring and complete process monitoring
  • Tool identification systems
  • Laser breakage control with tool measurement
  • Remote maintenance

  • We can develop and manufacture special solutions for you upon request.
 

  • Clever combination of sliding and roller guideways for high dynamics, stiffness and absorption
  • Guiding built upon manually scraped or grinded surface
  • Optimal guiding by extremely large guidance ratio
  • Real gantry drive in the Y-axis with corresponding individual drive, guideway and direct measuring system for both portal sides
  • Drives and guideways are protected
  • Ball screws in all linear axes
 

  • Simple and very robust stationary placed tool changer
  • Magazine protected in rear part of machine
  • Stationary tool changer layout allows for long tool chains without any negative effect on machine dynamics and precision
  • Fixed location coded tool management for better operator monitoring
  • Simultaneous tool pre-selection by double gripping system
  • Support of various tool holding systems such as SK, BT, HSK, CAPTO
  • Magazine placement possible during machining
 

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    Compact and clearly set up on the outside, the high-performance gantry machining centre VPC makes use of each single centimetre. The VPC with its vertical spindle is particularly designed for machining large plate-shaped workpieces. The implementation of angular heads also simply enables lateral machining. Find out more about the capabilities of the machining centre VPC:

    > VPC 45-DASK with double axis tilting head
    > Clamping technology
    > Automisation