SMTCL introduces VMC850E for Job Shops

Easy, Efficient, and Economical

Los Angeles, June 15, 2014: SMTCL-Americas will display its new vertical machining center, the VMC850E at the IMTS exhibition at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL from September 8 – 13, 2014. SMTCL will be in Booth S-8148 in the Metal Cutting Pavilion in the South Hall.

The VMC850E is designed for North American job shops that compete in the world market. The VMC850E is a small, reliable, and rugged machining center that has been designed to be effective in machining a variety of materials including composites, ceramics, aluminum, steel, and titanium. “We have developed the VMC850E configuration based on years of working with job shops,” says Jerry McCarty, Chief Operating Officer. “Owners and operators love the features we have made standard on this low cost vertical machining center. The compact layout, large side doors, and extended axis travels make a big difference for a small shop.” The VMC850E has travels of 33” in X, 19” in Y, and 21” in Z. The machine comes standard with an 8,000 RPM 40 taper spindle, 24-position automatic tool changer, , 4th axis preparation, and a chip conveyor. The machine is controlled by the powerful and reliable FANUC 0i-MD control with a 10.4” screen and USB, PCMIA, and Ethernet interfaces.

SMTCL is the largest machine tool manufacturer in the world producing 80,000 machine tools each year and with revenues of $2.9 billion. SMTCL has over 300 products including CNC boring mills, vertical turning centers, vertical machining centers, horizontal turning centers, horizontal machining centers, gantry type machining centers, pipe threading machines and tapping centers. SMTCL also makes conventional lathes, boring mills, and radial drills. SMTCL has design centers in Berlin, Germany and Shanghai, China as well as multiple factories in Germany and China. The SMTCL-Americas Technology Center is located in City of Industry, California and stocks machines, replacement parts, and accessories. SMTCL has a network of full service distributors in North America who have extensive training, parts, installation, and field service capabilities.