VMX & VMXD Series: 3-Axis Performance Vertical CNC Mills

​​​​CNC Mills Built for Performance Machining

Where Expert Design and Advanced Technology Meet.​ Our signature line of VMX machining centers takes CNC machining to the next level. These machines deliver high-precision capabilities to any machining application. Whether you are doing batch production, one-off’s, or die/mold work, the VMXi CNC mills will make you more productive and your machine shop more profitable.
CNC Machines Hruco VMX Series 3-Axis

Vertical 3-Axis Mills: Available VMX & VMXD Series Models

VMXD Series (Direct-Drive Spindle)

The VMXi Series has CNC machines with travels that range from 24 x 20 to 84 x 34. The majority of the VMXi 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 VMXDi models of CNC machines that feature a direct-drive spindle. The VMXDi models include the VMX24Di (24 x 20), the VMX30Di, (30 x 20), the VMX42D​i (42 x 24).

The key benefits of these CNC machining centers that all feature an inline direct-drive spindle with 15,000 rpm 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

VMX vs VMXD Series  

Direct Drive Spindle vs Belt Spindle

VMXD Advantages

  • VMXD 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 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

How It’s Made: Hurco VMX Series Iron

Hurco is known worldwide for our control software, and for 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 shop. Click here to learn more.

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​The CNC Machine Defined as the Industry Workhorse

The broad line of Hurco VMXi CNC machines are known by machinists as the industry workhorse. With the high velocities and accelerations of today’s applications, machine performance must be carefully optimized in order to maintain accuracy over extended periods of time. The Hurco VMXi Series of CNC mills delivers. It starts with a heavy, ribbed frame made of fine grain, high-grade cast iron. A dual-wound 12K spindle delivers the speed and cutting power that you need.  For improved performance, the VMXDi models are equipped with a 15K inline direct-drive spindle that gives machinists outstanding surface finishes, faster tool changes, and improved thermal stability.            

The roller ways on all Hurco VMXi vertical machining centers are larger with the Y-axis roller ways strategically spaced for increased strength and rigidity. The performance goes beyond the size and spacing of the ways. Instead of simply mounting the ways to a single surface, we wedge lock them to a machined shoulder, which makes the machine more rigid and robust. Additionally, we hand scrape or grind the mounting surfaces for increased accuracy.  The multiple design and manufacturing details we incorporate into a Hurco VMC increase rigidity and reliability, which means each VMXi machining center will be the workhorse you expect.

Benefit from Our 50+ Years of Experience

For over five 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 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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Premium Components Increase Performance

We focus our efforts on reducing your overall cycle time 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. The VMX CNC​ machining centers 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. The VMXD CNC machines 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. We use ceramic hybrid bearings in all VMX and VMXD spindles (12K 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 High pressure, high volume, stainless steel coolant ring with adjustable nozzles delivers coolant right to the tool. Dedicated large capacity pump system and scraper type lift-up conveyor with barrel height discharge eliminate costly cleanup and save valuable time. A sloped telescopic way covers protect the internal components of the machining center.
  • Generous Tool Capacity ATC Fully enclosed, side-mounted, swing-arm ATC gives you 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

See what productivity options are available for better machining.​                           

​​Learn more about our productivity options ​​