CNC Machines Hruco VMX Series 3-Axis

​​​CNC Mills Built for Performance Machining | VMXi Series

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.

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​

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.

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

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