Manufacturers looking for a high performance VMC machine will find the new robust Ganesh VFM 4020 Express vertical machining center worthy of consideration. The VFM 4020 table measures 40” by 23” and the machine weighs over 6-tons and features cross-roller linear ways to dampen cutting vibration for superior surface finish and improved tool life. With pre-tensioned double-anchored ballscrews and 40-block look-ahead in the FANUC OiMD control the VFM 4020 Express is designed to generate precise programmed feature definition. The 20-HP direct-drive spindle supplies spindle speeds up to 15,000 RPM. Axis moves are X=40”, Y=23”, and Z=23”. Up to 40-tools are available with the #40-taper ATC, and both an indexer and a full 4th axis rotary and 5-axis trunnion table are available. Ganesh also builds full 5-axis contouring versions of their VMCs.
This machine tool diagnostic device allows the detection of errors noticeable only while machine tools are in motion.
The alternative you choose to achieve five-axis machining benefits will be application driven and can have a significant effect on your bottom line.
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