two autonomous chambers
Wenzler VKM 2
for structural components
in series lightweight design
High agility and compact design
The one chamber machine
Wenzler VKM – Think bigger for better machining
The consistent design of the Wenzler VKM for structural components offers fundamental advantages. The strengths of the vertical machining center include, among others, optimum automation capacity, free chip fall and high agility.
The Wenzler VKM features special construction characteristics offering decisive advantages in industrial application. A stable, self-supporting and vibration-damping cube forms the machine base. This cube carries the 3-axis unit and offers access to the machining area from two opposite sides. Round axle suspensions and magazines are integrated into the remaining side openings. To increase agility and economic efficiency, the cube has a steel monocoque design and the monocoque is filled with a vibration-reducing and self-hardening special material (Hydropol®).
Technical highlights of the vertical 5-axis machining center:
- Large travel ranges
- Tool change via pick-up
- Lightweight moving masses provide high speeds with steep acceleration ramps
- Easy accessibility from two sides
- Manual and automatic loading and unloading
- Optimum chip flow
- Minimum quantity lubrication
- Rotary axes are driven directly
Wenzler VKM – Compact design with one chamber and high agility
The axle confi guration featuring the translational axes in the tool and the rotative axes in the work piece axis allows for the integration of large travel ranges with dimensions of 1500 x 1250 mm on a floor area of 5501 x 6600 mm. At the same time, the machining center is well accessible for the machine operator and during loading and unloading. The position of the control cabinet can be freely chosen according to the layout.
Wenzler VKM 2 – Two spindles, two autonomous chambers
The Wenzler VKM 2 consists of two self-sufficient 5-axis machining centers, thus integrating two machines in one basic machine body. Due to this compact design, the VKM 2 offers unrestricted access possibilities.
On a footprint of 10633 x 5500 mm, you thus get two 5-axis centers that can be optimally loaded and unloaded – a significant advantage in material flow-optimized layouts. The two centers operate autonomously and, apart from the control system, only share the supply units.
Wenzler VKM 2 – Coupling for flexible automation
Flexibility for automation solutions and optimum material flow: several Wenzler VKM 2 vertical machining centers can be coupled to form a production line adapted to the respective requirements. Flexible automation concepts are particularly in demand with regard to increasing component variance and small batch sizes. Advantages here include reduced manpower requirements and improved production capacity. Talk to us about flexible automation and the use and advantages of the Wenzler VKM 2 for your processes.
Our references as a first impression – our performance for the best impressions
Many renowned car manufacturers and suppliers rely on the exceptional performance figures of Wenzler machining solutions. We have gained a wide range of specific expertise in security and performance issues. This guarantees seamless, trouble-free processes and series production launches.
Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH, Daimler AG, Martinrea (Germany, Mexico, China), Adam Opel AG, Magna Poland, Volkswagen AG