Low Cost Machining of Exotic Materials

The small, reliable, and rugged VMC850E vertical machining center from SMTCL is ideal for North American job shops competing in the world market.

SMTCL-Americas (City of Industry, Los Angeles, CA) will display their new VMC850E vertical machining center at IMTS in Chicago in Booth S-8148 in the Metal Cutting Pavilion of the South Hall.

Designed for North American job shops must compete in the world market, the VMC850E is a small, reliable, and rugged machining center that is effective in machining a variety of materials, including composites, ceramics, aluminum, steel, and titanium.

“We have developed the VMC850E configuration based on years of working with job shops,” says chief operating officer Jerry McCarty. “Owners and operators love the features we have made standard on this low cost vertical machining center. The compact layout, large side doors, and extended axis travels make a big difference for a small shop.”

The VMC850E has travels of 33 in X, 19 in Y, and 21 in Z. The machine comes standard with an 8,000 rpm 40 taper spindle, 24 position automatic tool changer, coolant through the spindle, 4th axis preparation, air-conditioned electrical cabinet and a chip conveyor. The machine is controlled by the powerful and reliable FANUC 0i-MD control with a 10 in screen and USB, PCMIA, and Ethernet interfaces.

SMTCL is the largest machine tool manufacturer in the world, producing 80,000 machine tools each year with revenues of $2.9 billion. The company builds over 300 machines, including CNC boring mills, vertical turning centers, vertical machining centers, horizontal turning centers, horizontal machining centers, gantry type machining centers, pipe threading machines and tapping centers.

SMTCL also makes conventional lathes, boring mills, and radial drills. The company has design centers in Berlin, Germany and Shanghai, China, as well as multiple factories in Germany and China. The SMTCL-Americas Technology Center located in City of Industry stocks machines, replacement parts, and accessories. SMTCL has a network of full service distributors in North America who have extensive training, parts, installation, and field service capabilities.

SMTCL-USA, 17038 E. Gale Avenue, City of Industry, CA 91745, 626-667-1192, Fax: 626-667-1197, www.smtcl-americas.com.