Makino’s New V90S VMC Delivers Maximum Precision and High-Quality Finishes
Continuous 5-Axis Machining for Large Die and Mold Applications
MASON, Ohio – Makino introduces the V90S, next-generation vertical machining center for true 5-axis continuous processing. This high-precision VMC evolved from the 3-axis Vi series and boasts an updated spindle and tilting/rotating axis unit that supports tighter tolerances and decreased machining and polishing times. The V90S combines quick machine movements and accuracies with the latest software for high-speed motion control. Designed for high-speed finishing of multifaceted, 3-D contours, the V90S cuts cycle times and reduces handwork in complex specialty dies and molds.
To maximize work zone volume and load capacity, the V90S can accommodate workpiece sizes up to 2200 x 1500 x 700 mm, weighing 5000 kg, such as automobile door inner panels and front grilles. The X, Y and Z axes (2000 x 1300 x 800 mm, respectively) provide swift movements with rapid traverse rates of 58,000mm/min and cutting feed rates of 40,000mm/min. The V90S’s A axis tilts at ±30°, wide enough to machine holes for an angular pin, while the C axis rotates at ±60°, insuring that the tool tip can be positioned to provide optimum contact with the workpiece – extending tool life, providing outstanding surface finishes and minimizing post-machining hand processes.
Equipped with a unique wide-open front door and open-ceiling design, the V90S provides improved ergonomics for operators to load and unload workpieces, and open ceilings for overhead crane access to the worktable. The work zone of the machine is designed to move chips into internal troughs which are evacuated with the lift-up chip conveyor. As a result, the V90S extends tool life and provides exceptional surface finishes even in applications requiring fine tool blends and matches.
See the V90S at Makino’s booth in the South Hall at IMTS 2018.