New mid-size turning center from Victor CNC

The Victor Vturn-26HD has long been a favoured option among manufacturers looking for a mid-sized turning center that delivers power, precision and uncompromising levels of reliability. Now, Victor CNC has added to this line with the arrival of the new Vturn-S26 (CM).

Complementing the existing Vturn-26 HD and VT-A26CM, the new arrival has been re-engineered to provide a host of new features that include the option of a servo-powered C-axis to offer driven tooling stations. This new facility gives end users the option of the cost-effective 2-axis Vturn-26HD workhorse or the equally cost-effective, more flexible 3-axis Vturn-S26.

The foundation for the new Vturn-S26 is a large sturdy single-piece slant-bed. The single-piece construction eliminates the possibility of coolant leakage whilst the 30° design lowers the center of gravity to enhance rigidity and performance. In addition, this innovative new configuration provides a large swing diameter that enables end-users to load larger billets. The performance of the new Vturn-S26 is encapsulated in its 18/24m/minute rapid feed rates and high thrust force of 1441kgf that reduces chip-to-chip times and ensures that productivity levels are optimised.

Further contributing to the productivity level of the Vturn-S26 is the 12-station live tooling turret. The BMT-65 turret has an indexing time of just 0.8 seconds whilst the powerful 4.5kW motor delivers live tooling speeds of 4 000rpm with high levels of torque, rigidity and repeatability generated from Victor Taichung’s own turret configuration.

Despite its nimble and productive performance, the Vturn offers a high spindle output of 22kW with 574Nm that permits heavy-duty cutting under the most challenging conditions and materials. Surface finishes and tool life are optimised with the high rigidity and machine stability that are the hallmark of the Victor CNC brand. The machine has a weight of 6,130kg, thanks to the Meehanite casting and heavy-duty boxways that are 64mm and 80mm in X and Z respectively.

The latest addition to the Victor CNC stable has an increased swing over the bed of 600mm compared to the 520mm on previous Vturn-26HD models and this increases the maximum turning diameter from 410mm to 430mm. The new machine also incorporates the latest Fanuc 0iTF CNC control with a large 10.4 inch colour screen display and intuitive manual guide, hydraulic chuck, programmable tailstock, chip conveyor, hand wheel, tool-holders, coolant flush on Z-axis cover and a three-step warning light.

For end users looking to upgrade to this compact new machine, Victor CNC can also offer a host of optional accessories that include a manual or auto tool presetter, part catcher, power-chuck, high pressure coolant, bar-feed interface, auto-door, tailstock center and of course the C-axis configuration.

For further details contact Victor Fortune on TEL: 011 392 3800 or visit