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 centres 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

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 VMX42Di (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.


The CNC Machine Defined as the Industry Workhorse


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.


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