Vertical Center Universal

One Machine. 13 Configurations. Countless Applications.

With the VERTICAL CENTER UNIVERSAL (VCU) Series, Mazak takes a simple modular design concept and turns it into a versatile, small-footprint vertical machining center selection with advanced capabilities for cost-effectively handling any small-parts machining requirement.

The series, which includes the VCU 300, VCU 400, and VCU 500, provides the ultimate in manufacturing flexbility through the 13 different machine configurations, including 3-axis and 5-axis versions, various X-axis stroke sizes and pallet changing capabilities.

Only Mazak offers such a wide range of machine configurations within one design platform. Wether parts are simpler or complex, produced in low, medium, or high volumes, the VCU Series has a machine that can offer the perfect balance of advanced technology, increased productivity and maximum value for your needs.

MX Hybrid Roller Guides

Provides unmatched rigidity, speed, and accuracy

  • More surface contact for large load capacities and better dampening
  • Better distribution load points via an X-Design that allows load to be applied in four directions
  • Higher positioning accuracy than boxways due to no stick and slip
  • Faster and greener than boxways with nearly twice the rapid traverse rate and less contamination in the coolant system

Automatic Tool Changers

Provides part-production versatility

Machinery that feature cam-driven automatic tool changers that significantly reduce non-cut times by quickly exchanging tools and getting spindles back in the cut in the shortest times possible. Reliable tool monitoring on these machines maximizes production efficiency and lowers operating costs via early problem detection. A standard tool storage capacity 20 tools ensures continuous machining operation, while an optional 30-tool magazine is available to further reduce set-up times and increase machining flexibility.

Efficient Chip Management

Increases machine uptime

Chip conveyor system provides fast, low-maintenance chip management, while flood coolant evacuates chips quickly and efficiently from the machine’s work envelope. Choose between a high 48-inch or low 18-inch discharge chip conveyor. The complete chip system, which fits within the footprint of the machine, helps prevent production slowdowns caused by chip buildup.