Heavy-duty VMC range unveiled

Continued development at XYZ Machine Tools sees the arrival of its seven machine HD (Heavy-Duty) range of vertical machining centres. These machines supersede the previous series of box-slideway models in the XYZ range and complement the latest LR (Linear-Rail) machines that have been added to its catalogue.

XYZ says that HD machines will allow maximum metal removal rates thanks to their Meehanite cast beds and columns, along with induction-hardened, ground and Turcite-coated box slideways. X-axis travels extend from 660 to 3000 mm.
The range starts with the XYZ 660 HD, which features increased X- and Y-axis travels of 660 and 450 mm, yet retains a compact footprint. The other machines in the series are the XYZ 800 HD, 1100 HD and 1510 HD, with three ‘super-heavyweight’ machines, the XYZ 2010, 2510 and 3010 HD, completing the range.
XYZ reveals that the four smaller HD machines all feature increased axis travels, as well as increased spindle power where it was deemed necessary. For example, the XYZ 660 now has a 25 kW spindle, an increase of 123% over its predecessor. Spindle speed is also improved by 25% to 10,000 rpm, with other machines in the range gaining around 66% spindle power.
The Siemens 828D ShopMill control featuring 15” touch screen is fitted as standard, with the control pendant-mounted on several machines in the range for further ease of use. Customers also have a number of options available, such as 4th- and 5th-axis attachments, swarf conveyors and on-machine tool and workpiece probing.
For further information www.xyzmachinetools.com

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