Victor Gets Into a Tight Spot With New Turning Centre
The turning line from Victor CNC is renowned for its robust heavy duty characteristics that enable the brand to provide high performance machine tools that can last for a generation. However, such well-built and highly-specified machine tools have historically demanded a considerable floor area - until now.
Now, Rochdale based Victor CNC has launched the new Vturn-NP16 turning centre. This new high performance narrow lathe has an overall length of less than 1.5m. With a footprint that measures just 1488mm in length with a width and height of 1956mm and 1775mm respectively; even the most compact machine shop can now benefit from the productivity, rigidity, precision and longevity of a Victor CNC machine tool.
Amazingly, this compact turning centre has a Z-axis travel of 250mm and a 570mm diameter swing-over-bed that enables end users to turn components up to 260mm diameter. Spacious enough to meet the turned part demands of most subcontract applications, the compact footprint certainly sets the new Vturn-NP16 apart from its rivals.
This one-piece slant bed turning centre has been designed with the chip disposal system at the rear of the machine to minimise the footprint. Victor CNC has crammed a host of technology into this small package that also includes a 12 live station servo driven tool turret, which offers the option of a C-axis BMT-45 milling turret for single-hit machining of complex components. The powerful 2.2kW milling motor is complemented by a main spindle power of 11kW. This makes the new Vturn-NP16 the ideal choice for heavy stock removal and also highly productive machining of difficult to process materials.
As standard, the new Vturn-NP16 is supplied with a 3-step warning light, coolant flush on the Z-axis cover, toolholders, fully enclosed guarding and a hydraulic 6-inch chuck with soft jaws and a FANUC 0i-TF CNC control system. The industry leading FANUC control incorporates the Manual Guide I System for ease of programming. The control and the hydraulic chuck with soft-jaws makes the Vturn-NP16 a turning centre that can be easily mastered by subcontractors that are entry level CNC users whilst more experienced machinists can take full advantage of the capability and rigidity characteristics of the machine.
From an option perspective, the new Vturn-NP16 ticks all the boxes with the option of a manual tailstock with power quill, manual or auto tool pre-setter, part catcher, oil skimmer, chip conveyor, air conditioned cabinets, high pressure coolant, bar feed interface, air blast, oil mist collector, auto-doors, C-axis and complete robotic automation. For flexible automated production, Victor CNC can integrate the EWR-03 articulated robot system that can support a maximum component weight of 3kg with dimensions up to 120mm diameter. With a part loading/unloading time of just 7 seconds, the EWR-03 can make the Vturn-NP16 the most productive and precise heavy-duty turning centre on the market.
For parts beyond 3kg that require automation, Victor CNC can integrate a gantry type robot system that can efficiently feed two turning centres to improve productivity rates whilst minimising floor space requirements. With a part changeover time of less than 15 seconds, which includes door open/close cycle, the Vturn-NP16 can tick all the boxes for small to high batch volumes of turned parts. For further details, please contact Victor CNC.