Upgrades to the Partner VM range of vertical machining centres extend the X-axis travel length 50% to over 1m, and give heavier workpiece capacity and faster axis-traverse rates. The VM 24/600B has a more powerful 100 6,000rpm, 7.5kW spindle and a high-speed 10,000 rpm 11kW option.
Mikron’s Futura is a modular concept machining centre available in vertical, universal and production versions. The VCP 710 has 10,000 or 18,000rpm 16kW spindles with through-tool cooling and up to five axes of motion. The moving-slide concept allows the spindle to carry out linear X,Y and Z movements. A polymer- concrete bed gives rigidity.