Quaser MK 603 SE twin-pallet vertical machining center

The Quaser MK 603 SE twin-pallet vertical machining center is designed to offer high levels of productivity within a compact footprint — just 3.7 metres wide x 4.8 metres deep. The machine has a maximum overall height of 3.3 metres.

The 603 SE — the third-generation development of the well-proven 603 series of VMCs — features a moving column (designed to ensure less geometric error with work pieces of different weight), heavy-duty roller-type linear ways and pre-tensioned ballscrew drives.


The twin-pallet machining trunnions have a 300kg load capacity (per side) and offer a pallet change time of 8sec; reducing the APC speed allows a pallet load of 500kg for larger workpieces. The work envelope is 1 020mm x 610mm x 610mm, each pallet measures 1,050 x 550mm, and the maximum workpiece height that can be accommodated is 350mm. A fourth-axis table can be specified.

The machine’s ATC system has a 48-tool capacity (upgradeable) and a tool-to-tool time of 2.5sec (6sec chip-to-chip). The belt-driven 40 taper spindle has a maximum speed of 9,000rev/min and 187Nm of torque (the spindle is upgradeable to 12 000 or 15 000rev/min).


Control is via the Quaser Mill I or a Fanuc 31iB control and the machine is supplied with a 20-bar coolant system as standard (a 50-bar system and a chiller are options).

Moreover, a high-capacity swarf management system complements the machining capabilities of this VMC, which can be specified with automated loading equipment, such as the Halter Load Assistant.

For further details contact F&H Machine Tools on TEL: 011 397 4050 or visit www.fandhmachinetools.co.za