Travelling column machining centre VHC

VHC - Precise results from every viewpoint

The tilting spindle head is the major feature of the VHC machine tool series. Machining workpieces from practically every position, horizontally and vertically, allows you to truly maximise your potential.

  • Cross slides, travelling columns and spindle head stock are made from high-quality cast iron
  • Extremely rigid, static and dynamically well balanced ground frame construction
  • Direct measuring systems for X/Y/Z axes
  • Casing according to current machinery directives, totally closed working area with no interfering contours - also in pendulum operation mode
  • Total access to working area when doors are fully open
  • Excellent accessibility for maintenance and service tasks
  • Machine transport in one piece

    In addition, the VHC 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.

  • Hardened precision steel slideways mounted on manually scraped or grinded surfaces
  • Optimal guiding by extremely large guidance ratio and Turcite coatings
  • High rigidity, outstanding long-term precision performance and excellent vibration absorbing capabilities of the guideways
  • Excellent resetting and adjustability of the guideways
  • Drives and guideways are protected set outside of working area
  • Ball screws in all linear axes with patented support units for ball screws in the X-axis for large travel lengths

  • Fixed location coded tool management enables better monitoring for the operator
  • Tool pre-selection by double gripper arm during machining
  • Support of various tool holding systems such as SK, BT, HSK, CAPTO
  • Tool magazine is protected outside of working area
  • Placement of the XTS magazine during machining possible
  • Tool change takes place behind working area cladding: no disturbing contours in the working area during tool change by the gripper or parts
  • Transport unit from XTS magazine has its own drive and moves at up to 120 m/min to the spindle position for the tool change
  • Any number of tool pockets are provided by several compact XTS towers
  • Tool pockets within a tower can also be expanded at any point in time in the future

  • Vertical and horizontal machining
  • In combination with a rotary table, 5 face machining or 5 axes simultaneous machining can be achieved.
  • Tilting spindle head indexing 2,5° and 1° increments by hirth coupling, 0,001° indexing increments or fully interpolating.
  • Tilting range up to ± 100°

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