Victor 5-axis CNC range tackles parts up to 1.2 metres

Victor CNC’s Vcenter-AX800, AX800II and the AX800 Aero 320 are for 5-axis machining of large parts up to 1.2 metres diameter.

The Vcenter AX800 has a swivelling head B-axis and a 25rpm C-axis table located within the fixed table, which can be clamped to resist 3 433 Nm for heavy duty machining. The B-axis has a Hirth coupling that will rotate at increments of 1° and offers precision and repeatability. Both rotary axes have a roller-cam drive to deliver “unparalleled rigidity and stiffness”, while shortening cycle times, when compared to conventional worm gear mechanisms.

The rotary table has a diameter of 800mm, a capacity of 1 200 kilograms and axis travels are 1 600 by 700 by 600mm in the XYZ axes.

The AX800II boasts a larger capacity and is able to machine parts up to 1 200mm as opposed to 1 000mm. This is achieved by moving the C-axis rotary table forward by 100mm. The machining height is 300mm and the machine footprint remains the same.

For complex components, especially thin-walled ones, there is the AX800 Aero 320. The C-axis that is on the standard AX800 and AX800II models has been replaced by twin-rotary tables (A and C-axis). Incorporating synchronous control technology, precision machining of extremely delicate and thin walled parts, such as aerospace engine and turbine components, as well as structural aerospace parts, is possible.

This addition to the AX800 range incorporates an HSK-A63 spindle configuration with a table diameter of 320mm, plus an adjustable span between the tables.

The machine uses a 31i-B5 CNC control unit, but Heidenhain TNC-640 is an alternative across all machines.

Other equipment takes in through-spindle coolant of from 20 to 70 bar, a variety of swarf conveyor systems, hydraulic or pneumatic ports on the rotary table, linear scales and angular encoders, automatic tool length measurement, automatic part measuring, along with additional options that can be specified that include oil hole coolant supply, table shower system, spindle configuration and automatic doors.

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