VMX Series of High-Performance CNC Mills

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Our high-performance line of 3-axis mills, the VMX Series is where expert design and advanced technology meet​. These CNC machining centers deliver high-performance capabilities to any machining application. Whether you are doing batch production, one-offs, or die/mold work, VMX CNC mills will make you more productive and your machine shop more profitable.​​​​​ ​​

CNC Machines Hruco VMX Series 3-Axis

VMXD Series (Direct-Drive Spindle)

The VMX Series has CNC mills with travels that range from 24 x 20 to 84 x 34. The majority of the VMX Series CNC mills have 12K Big Plus​® 40-taper spindles, but we also offer Big Plus® CAT 50 spindle options for VMX machines X-axis travel of 50 and larger. For increased performance, Hurco added the VMXD models of CNC machines that feature a direct-drive spindle. The VMXD models include the VMX24Di​ (24 x 20), the VMX30Di, (30 x 20), and the VMX42D​i​ (42 x 24).​

The key benefits of these CNC mills is that all feature an inline direct-drive spindle with 15,000 RPMs and include:​​

  • Faster chip-to-chip time due to faster acceleration and deceleration
  • Less heat that results in enhanced repeatability
  • Improved surface finish due to the inline direct-drive configuration of the spindle

Hurco VMX vs VMXD Series Infographic 

Direct-​Drive Spindle vs Belt Spindle

VMXD Series Mills Advantages

  • Higher spindle speed
  • Better surface finish
  • Better spindle acceleration and deceleration
  • Faster chip-to-chip tool changes
  • Generates less heat
  • Optimizes benefits of modern tooling

VMX Series Mills Advantages

  • Better for applications below 1,500 RPM
  • Better for heavy cuts in steel with large diameter tooling, drills, and taps
  • Easier to service
  • Less expensive to repair

Vertical 3-Axis Mills: VMX & VMXD Series Models

​The CNC Mill Defined as the Industry Workhorse

Premium Components Increase Performance

We focus our efforts on reducing overall cycle times while minimizing time wasted on non-cutting operations by incorporating time-saving features in our VMX CNC mill design and using premium components.

  • The Heart of the Machining Center:VMX CNC​ mills feature a powerful cartridge spindle with a low-base-speed spindle that provides more torque for the machine without needing a gearbox, which eliminates additional assembly and maintenance. VMXD CNC mills have a direct-drive spindle that offers a higher RPM while still providing adequate torque for all machining needs.
  • Prolonging Spindle Life + Preserving Accuracy:We have systems in place to prolong spindle life and combat spindle growth caused by heat dissipation during the machining process. We use ceramic hybrid bearings in all VMX and VMXD spindles (12K for VMX, and 15K for the VMXD CNC machines). These bearings run at much lower temperatures, so they have a significantly longer lifespan and a much lower probability of failure. They are packed with lifetime grease, which promotes a maintenance-free lubrication system. In addition to using ceramic bearings, we use a coolant jacket that is designed into the frame’s head casting to keep the spindle at an optimum temperature by stabilizing wide temperature variations and reducing heat dissipation. Because keeping the spindle and work area clean is vital to machine performance, we incorporate an upper and lower air-purge system to keep contaminants outside of the spindle.
  • Best-In-Class Chip Management: A high-pressure, high-volume, stainless steel coolant ring with adjustable nozzles delivers coolant right to the tool. A dedicated large-capacity pump system and scraper-type, lift-up conveyor with barrel-height discharge eliminates costly cleanup and saves valuable time. Sloped telescopic way covers protect the internal components of the machining center.
  • Generous Tool Capacity ATC: Fully enclosed, side-mounted, swing-arm automatic tool changer provides more room to work and has more tool capacity. The all-electronic design provides the reliability, speed, and near-zero maintenance you require.​

Productivity Options

Optimize your machining with Hurco's advanced machine tool accessories. Our Coolant Through the Spindle (CTS) enhances productivity and tool life, recommended for deep hole drilling and pocket milling. The thermal stabilization package, including a chiller, preserves spindle life and accuracy. Part probing and tool probing packages provide hands-free part inspection and precise tool measurement. See what productivity options are available for better machining.​

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How It’s Made: Hurco VMX Series Iron

Hurco is known worldwide for our control software and conversational or “shop floor” programming, but we don’t often get enough credit for the machine’s iron. In addition to our award-winning control software, Hurco also builds a very robust and rigid machine tool that provides outstanding performance in any job shop. Click here to learn more.

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Hurco VMX Customer Tesimonial

Photon Automation (in Greenfield, IN) manufacturers custom, made-to-order parts. The company has five Hurco CNC machines, including a VMX42i 3-axis mill. In addition to the accuracy and rigidity of the VMX, CEO William Huffman explains that the intuitive nature of the Hurco conversational control makes it easy to find machinists because they don’t need to know G-code to run the machines. Click here to watch more customer testimonial videos.

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Hurco CNC Machines include the Most Flexible Control in the Industry

All Hurco CNC machines are equipped with our integrated control that supports multiple programming methods (Conversational; NC; and NC/Conversational Merge, which is a combination of both methods). Hurco control technology is easy to learn, easy to use, and makes our customers more productive and more profitable.

Standard on Every Hurco Control

  • 4GB RAM Memory
  • 128GB Solid State Hard Drive
  • Up to 10,000 Block Lookahead with UltiMotion® (only applicable to mills)
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WinMax Training Videos and more: Hurco.com/Connect

We put together a collection of resources so you would have the information you need in one place. Whether you need a quick refresher on a specific control feature, have a new hire that needs some basic training, or want to know how to stay connected and informed, you'll find it on Hurco.com/Connect!

We have an incredibly experienced and dedicated network of distributors who represent Hurco throughout North America, and we hope the Hurco Connect website can be used to supplement the assistance they provide their customers. You can find contact information for your distributor at this link: Distributor Locator

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Benefit from Our 55+ Years of Experience

For over five and a half decades, Hurco has continually focused on the development of technology that yields measurable productivity improvements for our customers. Our years of experience as a CNC mill manufacturer provide us the knowledge to build rigid and reliable machining centers with the most powerfully simplistic, user-friendly CNC​ control​ technology in the industry. Our experience has also allowed us to implement a unique business model within the machine tool industry that expands our global supply chain, manufacturing, and distribution capabilities. This proven system benefits our customers because we are able to ship our machine tools with shorter lead times than most competitors. Additionally, we are able to continue product development schedules and targeted technology growth even during difficult economic cycles because our efficiency promotes financial stability.​

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