4107 Fambrough Drive • Powder Springs • Georgia 30127 • P:770-222-4918  F: 770-222-8562


VF-8/50 Details:

VMC; 64" x 40" x 30" (xyz), 30-hp, geared head

30+1-tool side-mount tool changer, automatic chip auger system, Programmable Coolant Nozzle, Visual Quick Code, 3.5" floppy disk drive, remote jog handle, high-intensity lighting.

Added options:

8” Riser: Allows for additional clearance for larger parts and 4 & 5 axis machining.

10,000-rpm 50-taper Spindle, 30-hp Dual Drive, (Y-Delta), geared head: More speed more feed. = faster run times.

Expanded Memory to 16 MB: Allows loading of large programs directly into the machine, rather than DNC, for faster feed rates. High-speed static RAM is faster than dynamic RAM and retains data even when the power is turned off.

4th-Axis Drive and Wiring: Allows the use of 4th- and 5th-axis rotary tables for multi-side machining or machining complex contours and shapes, such as impellers. Yields increased productivity and reduces setups.

High-Speed Machining :High-Speed Machining with Look Ahead Feature Higher throughput allows faster feed rates and more complex tool paths without hesitation or starving the machine. This option improves productivity and profit margins by yielding a better part finish and faster cycle times. Using a motion algorithm called "acceleration before interpolation" combined with full look-ahead of up to 80 blocks, the High-Speed Machining option provides cutting feed rates up to 500 inches per minute without risk of distortion to the programmed path. This results in drastically reduced cycle times while providing improved accuracy and smoother motion.

Linear Scales for X, Y, Z axis: When absolute positioning accuracy is necessary, linear scales are the only way to ensure exact axis positioning under the fluctuating conditions that exist in today’s machine shops. Linear scales ensure positioning accuracy along X, Y and Z-axes by compensating for the thermal variations inherent in all machine tools. These scales deliver positioning accuracy of 2 microns to guarantee the type of precision that mold making and other high-tolerance machining applications demand.

Thru-Spindle Coolant: The Thru-spindle coolant operates via an auxiliary pump that supplies coolant at 300 psi to the cutting edge. This improves tool life and allows higher speeds, deep hole drilling and blind pocket milling. The result is high productivity and reduced cycle times.

Travels  VF-8/50
X  64"
Y  40"
Z  30"
Spindle Nose to Table  5 - 43"
Table  VF-8/50
Length  64
Width  36
Max Weight on Table  4,000 lb
T-Slots  VF-8/50
T-Slot Width  0.625
Center Distance  4.92
Spindle  VF-8/50
Taper Size  #50 Taper
Speed  0-7,500 rpm
Drive System  VF-8/50
Standard Configuration  2-Speed Geared Head
    Max Torque Std  450 ft-lb @ 500 rpm
Optional Transmission  (Gearbox is standard)
   Max Torque Opt  
Bearing Lubrication  Air/Oil Injection
Cooling  Liquid Cooled
Spindle Motor Max Rating  30 hp
Axis Motors Max Rating  7.5 hp
Axis Motors Max Thrust Rating  5,600 lb
Feedrates  VF-8/50
Rapids on X Axis  540 ipm
Rapids on Y & Z Axes  600 ipm
Max Cutting  500 ipm
Tool Changer  VF-8/50
Capacity Standard  30+1
Type  CT-50
Max Tool Diameter  4" (full); 10" (adj. empty)
Max Tool Weight  30 lb
Change Time (Changer Type)*  (SMTC)
Tool to Tool (avg.)  4.2 sec
Chip to Chip (avg.)  6.3 sec
General  VF-8/50
Door Open Width  69.00
Machine Weight  25,500 lb
Table VF-8
X 64.00"
  1626 mm
Y 36.00"
  914 mm


  125.0 mm
W 3.24"
  82.3 mm
T-Slots VF-8