Gantry machining centre VPC-U

VPC-U - performance in any angle

The portal machining centre VPC-U displays its entire strength in 5-side machining of workpieces with its tilting spindle and the rotary table integrated into machine bed. The spindle swivels around the Y-axis while the NC-rotary table turns the workpiece into the right position in line with the specifications. The complete machine table consists of a combination of fixed tables and rotary table that is set higher than the fixed tables for the horizontal machining. The table level can optionally be levelled out by elevated fixed tables or attached tables.

  • 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-U 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
  • Construction possible with additional rotary tables with horizontal rotation axis on fixed machine table
  • 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

  • 1-axis tilting spindle swivelling around the Y-axis (B-axis)
  • Hirth-coupled construction, stepless positioning or interpolating
  • Tilting range 0° to -90°

  • Continuous turning NC-rotary table around the Z-axis
  • Integrated in machine bed
  • Hydraulic clamping

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