The DVF Series is Expanding So Your Business Can Do the Same
Our DVF 5000 compact 5-axis machining center was specifically designed to satisfy our customers who were tired of messing around with multiple setups. With the ability to handle diverse 5-sided or simultaneous 5-axis applications with just one setup, they can cut the most complex shapes without all that extra downtime. The DVF Series is a perfect fit if you're trying to run production parts overnight or switch over to prototype parts quickly.
The DVF is so capable that the only way we could think of to make it better was to make it bigger. That’s why we added new DVF 6500 and DVF 8000 models to our product line.
DVF 5000 Recap
Let’s take a quick look at the machine that started the ball rolling. The DVF 5000 is equipped with a CAT40/BIG PLUS® taper built-in 18,000 r/min spindle, which facilitates high speed metal removal. It features a 19.7” (500mm) diameter B- over C-axis rotary table with a 24.8” (630mm) option.
The machine table is an integrated cantilever style full 5-axis table, which allows for the machining of parts from a variety of angles. Built-in table support holds a maximum weight of over 880lbs and minimizes any table deflection. The rotary table is designed for user friendliness and consummate work efficiency, minimizing interference as the part is machined.
Absolute glass scales on XYZ axes and angular optical encoders on B and C axes ensure high resolution positioning and repeatability. The FANUC 31i-B5 CNC controller makes full 5-axis simultaneous control (all axes feeding at once) possible, giving full contouring capabilities.
The New Kids on the Block
What’s new? Glad you asked. The DVF 6500 has the same spindle as the DVF 5000, and many of its features, but it is designed with an integrated 25.6" (650mm) diameter A- over C-axis rotary table.
The DVF 8000 version is even larger, with a 31.5" (800mm) diameter rotary table. There will also be available a special T model of the DVF 8000 that is capable of turning operations slated for release later this year. Both DVF 6500 and DVF 8000 models also come with their own automation options.
Each DVF machine comes with a 60-tool servo-driven automatic tool changer that can be expanded up to 120 tools, giving the customer more tooling to tackle complex parts that have varying profiles. The oil cooled spindle controls heat to minimize thermal issues, and the DVF Series also incorporates roller LM guideways for speed and added rigidity. Their compact footprint enables installation where floor space is limited or comes at a premium.
These vertical machining centers can be customized with a diverse range of tailored options that provide automation and convenience features that make them applicable for unmanned machining. One example is an optional/retrofittable AWC (Auto Workpiece Changer) for the DVF 5000, which gives you lights out capability. The AWC can be ordered in numerous pallet configurations: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 24.
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