Vertical Turning Centers

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VTC Brochure (PDF)

Designed for high machine stiffness and high precision repeatability the Phoenix vertical turning center (VTC) provides a tailored solution to your turning needs. Constructed with all cast iron and steel forgings and the best bearing support system in the industry, an exact repeatable cut is always guaranteed. Custom-made to your part height and part swing requirements, the Phoenix VTC provides both flexibility and value. Depending on your application a second head can be added for milling, drilling or both. In addition, a customized pallet or gantry system is available to interface with your manufacturing floor.

Over the past 15 years we have provided more large vertical turning centers than any other manufacturer in the world. Our turning centers are used to make aircraft engines parts, bearings, heavy cast pump housings, nuclear pressure vessels and steam/gas turbine parts just to name a few.

Flexible Design

VTC144 with turning diameter of 12’ and a rail height of 192”. Machine was built for the nuclear industry

  • Part Height - from 72” to over 192” (48” fixed rail)
  • Part Swing - from 50” to over 280”
  • Cutting Tool Ram - 1 or 2, either turning, live or both
  • Table Transmission - Heavy duty (100KW) or low profile (60KW)
  • Table Mounting - Standard or power chuck
  • Table Support - Cross roller or hydrostatic bearing depending on application
  • Tools Changer Magazine - from 12 to over 50 tools
  • Pallet System or Gantry System - Available
  • High Pressure Coolant System - Available

Quality Design

VTC60 with turning diameter of 60” and rail height of 60”. Machine was built for the aircraft engine industry

  • Rail Leveling System - Servo controlled w/ hardened shelves and way support on both sides
  • Table Transmission - Hardened gear driven without belts with temperature controlled oil
  • Ways - Hardened and ground not requiring linear guides
  • Ram - 12” square for reduced deflection and increased reliability
  • Base and Rail - Class 35-40 cast iron for stability and vibration reduction
  • Ball Screw - 3” diameter with 8 support bearings for large load capacity
  • Tool Clamping - Strongest and most reliable in industry

Optimized Design

VTMC240 with turning/milling diameter of 240” and a rail height of 130”. Machine was built for the aerospace industry

  • Table Transmission - optimized for maximum torque and horse power.
  • Rail - Fixed for 48” tall parts or movable for parts 72” tall and greater
  • Finite Element Analysis - To optimize strength and reduce weight
  • Large mounting holes - Easily adapts to power chucks
  • Tool Changer - Carrousel or Stacked for reduced footprint
  • High Pressure Coolant System - Available