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Vertical Machining Center

FlexCNC Vertical Machining Center (VMC)

The FlexCNC is the best priced and most flexible vertical machining center in the world. The FlexCNC vertical machining center ranges in size from 10’ to 50’ long. In addition to our standard sizes, we design and build custom machines to suit your needs.

Capable of high-speed drilling, and milling of your large parts in one setup with less repositioning. It is available in four different spindle tapers; CT/BT40, CT/BT50, with a maximum peak torque capability of 230 ft/lbs. The FlexCNC features a monobloc, welded steel frame with high rigidity, and a T-slot machine bed for easy fixturing. The machine is moved along two oversized precision linear guideways on each axis and it includes dual drive on the X-axis with a high precision helical rack and an oversized ball screw on the Y & Z-axis. Our motion control system is the most state-of-the-art CNC controller available, giving you the capability and Flexibility for your machining applications large and small.  

Features / Benefits

CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS

R&B Wagner Inc.

“After significant research, we found The FlexCNC was the machine that fit our needs. The ease of set up and operation with its touch screen control and large, open-concept, bed made it convenient in cross-training multiple operators to run the unit.

Once installed on our factory floor, we quickly realized we would also be utilizing the FlexCNC in manufacturing multiple other parts as well.”

Michael N. Olivier
Production Team Lead
R&B Wagner Inc.

Standard Features

  • Hand Pendant
  • 22″ Touch Screen Monitor
  • Omron FlexCNC Controller
  • Mobile Control Panel
  • Through Spindle Coolant 
  • Auto Tool Changer 
  • Flood Coolant
HP
Max RPM
FT/LBS
Series

18

4000

92

C-20-02 / C-10-02

18

6000

61

C-20-02 / C-10-02

33

12000

61

CM-20-02

Auto Stand-Off – This is currently defined to be surface stand-off and not to be confused with vector stand-off in 5-axis mode. The current auto stand-off is based on a changing surface and will adjust vertically based on the angle of the “A” Axis, so there is five (5) axis taken into account during the calculations, but this is not the same as the tool vector stand-off. There is the ability to do the vector stand-off change while the machine is running manually with buttons on the screen.

Z-Reader Probe – The Z-Reader is a device for mapping the location of the surface. It can be controlled manually & programmatically. The option is NOT active while cutting & is retracted out of harm’s way. It can be triggered to verify the surface at every pierce before the cutting process starts, or it could be used to drive surface mapping of the whole part before cutting starts. It begins with initialization or zeroing of the device to the surface at the beginning of a program and then accumulates or tracks the difference from that zeroing effort.

Automatic Edge Finder – The edge finder is or can be utilized manually (Jogging Method & Screen Buttons), programmatically (M & G codes), or fully automatic routine (dedicated program). This option sets offsets & program rotation to match the orientation & location on the cutting table.

AC Unit Installed on Electrical Cabinet – The unit is mounted on the cabinet’s High Power (480v) side. It is close to the location where the drives are mounted. This option keeps the cabinet temperature stable and allows heat dissipation faster. The servo drives for all axes are the most significant contributors to heat inside the electrical cabinet.

5-Axis Renishaw CalibrationThe calibration unit is a Renishaw model APCA45 with a modified spherical stylus. The device has a retractable cover and air purge to clear debris & dust during the activation process. It mounts to a swing arm controlled by a pneumatic rotary, so it is out of the way during regular operation and swings into the calibration position for calibration only. 

HP
Max RPM
FT/LBS
Series

18

4000

92

G-20-06 / G-10-06

18

6000

61

G-20-06 / -10-06

40

4000

217

GM-20-06 / G-20-06 / G-10-06

40

6000

145

G-20-06 / G-20-06 / G-10-06