Supersize Vertical Turning Centers from MAG


Receiving market introduction for IMTS, MAG’s new vertical turning centers with 5 to 8 meter tables are engineered to make short work of large-part manufacturing for a variety of industries, including wind and nuclear, offering multiprocessing machining capabilities with high-end specifications like 2500 mm ram travel and 1500 mm minimum height under the rail. The modular machine design is built for high metal removal rates on large parts, with twin columns mounted to the base, 150,000 to 250,000 kg table load capacity, and 350 mm cross-section ram for extreme rigidity and chatter-free machining. Four models, with table diameters of 5, 6, 7 and 8 meters, are being introduced in fixed and adjustable-rail styles. All are engineered for full ram travel to either side of the table center, providing facing capacity that is one meter greater than table diameter for any given model. Powered by a 142 kW (190 hp) table drive, the 5- and 6-meter models have a maximum speed of 72 rpm and constant torque rating of 160,000 Nm (118,000 lb ft), while 7- and 8-meter models have 45 rpm maximum speed and 255,000 Nm (188,000 lb ft) constant torque.

These new VTC models continue MAG’s design tradition of building on an extremely rigid platform, with excellent ergonomic and operating features driven by “voice of the customer” research. Customer-driven features include use of standard modular tooling, including KM and Coromant Capto C8; green design with minimal hydraulics; energy-conservation with selectable “sleep” capability; minimal foundation requirements; and innovative chip management and removal that minimizes operator intervention. Ergonomic features include an operator platform that provides an excellent view of the cutting zone, as well as access to the tool and tool magazine. Options for the platform include fixed position, or moveable in vertical, or horizontal and vertical directions. A full machine enclosure meets CE specifications and ensures a dry floor environment. To learn more visit