Five VMCs meet choice of environments

Dugard review_tmbFive vertical machining centres (VMCs) from Dugard’s  popular XP range were highlighted at Southern 2018.

The mid-range VMCs range from 762 to 2060mm x axis travel. They feature bigger ballscrews and bigger guideways for a more robust working environment. There are also machine options like fourth axis units, Renishaw probing and toolsetting as well as Fanuc, Siemens or Heidenhain control options, designed to meet a variety of machining environments.

The smallest is the 760XP, which has a 762/435/520mm x/y/z axis travel, a powerful 16.5kW, 12,000rpm spindle and 28-station, side-mounted toolchanger. It has a compact footprint of just 2696 x 2200mm. Next is the 1000XP. This one metre machining centre has 1050/540/560mm x/y/z axis travel, 12,000rpm spindle, 44m/min rapids in x and y and 25m/min rapids in z, 36-station BT40 toolchanger and swarf auger as standard. The other models, the 1350XP, 1600XP and 2000XP are suitable for larger component manufacture. Standard features are 36 tools, BT40 and 12,000rpm spindle.

As part of a core range, models are always in stock, says the company, for quick delivery.

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