PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Hardinge Announces Release of Two New VMCS


Hardinge Inc., a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions, recently announced the release of its newest vertical machining centers (VMCs), the Bridgeport V480 and V710.

The Bridgeport V480 and V710 machines feature fast rapid rates, high axis and spindle acceleration/deceleration, and a powerful Mitsubishi control packed with many standard features. For job-shop type work to high-production manufacturing, the machines feature heavy-duty cast-iron construction, 8,278-pound machine weight for the V480 and 8,613 pounds for the V710, 10 HP / 7.5 Kw, 33 ft-lb / 47 Nm spindle torque, 20-station Swing Arm ATC, and manual pulse generator (MPG) at a competitive price.

The Bridgeport V480 and V710 are ideal for a job shop or OEM, and they are designed with flexibility and throughput in mind. The Bridgeport V480 and V710 have quick, small compact footprints yet they are rugged machines and are developed for applications that require a rigid, fast, and accurate setup. The fully digital machines have a rapid traverse rate of 1,417 IPM, X, Y, and Z and acceleration rates of X : 6 m/sec² / Y: 4.6 m/sec² / Z: 3.75 m/sec² providing a fast and accurate response.

Axis travels are:

  • V480 — X: 18.9 inches (480 millimeters), Y: 15.75 inches (400 millimeters),  Z: 16.93 inches (430 millimeters).
  • V710 — X: 27.87 inches (708 millimeters) Y: 15.75 inches (400 millimeters) Z: 16.93 inches (430 millimeters).

Standard machine features include a 10.4-inch color LCD, CT40 or BT40 Big Plus spindle, 10,000 rpm direct-coupled greased spindle, circular flushing ring, coolant chip flush system, three-color stack light, and 20-tool ATC. The machines are offered with a Mitsubishi M70V type-A control. Navi-Mill and embedded Ethernet are also standard.

Some of the popular available options include 12,000- and 15,000-rpm spindles, CTS-Deublin rotary union, through-spindle coolant, 280 PSI, air blast, chip conveyors, spindle chiller, and fourth-axis prewiring.

“The Bridgeport V480 and V710 machining centers offer a high degree of sophistication and functionality at an attractive price,” said Brooke Sykes, director of sales and service of the turning/milling group.

Hardinge will be at IMTS, Booth #S8738.