TRAK VMC14si Vertical Machining Center

featuring the SINUMERIC ONE CNC

VMC14si Specifications:

  • Table Size: 62.99″ x 23.62″
  • Travel (x, y, z): 60″ x 27.5″ x 25″
  • Footprint: 180″ x 126.50″
  • Horsepower: 67/26.8

Standard Features:

  • SINUMERIK ONE CNC by Siemens
  • 24-Station Tool Magazine, Dual Arm Tool Changer
  • Advanced 12,000 RPM Spindle with Hybrid Ceramic Bearings
  • Linear Roller Bearing Slides on All Axes
  • Coolant Through Spindle (CTS)
  • and many more...

Specifications All VMCsi Models

  VMC7si VMC10si VMC12si VMC14si

Machine Specs

Table size 35.43″ x 19.69″ 44.09″ x 19.69″ 51.18″ x 23.62″ 62.99″ x 23.62″
Travel (X, Y, Z axis) 30″ x 20″ x 20″ 40″ x 20″ x 20″ 50″ x 27.5″ x 25″ 60″ x 27.5″ x 25″
Travel (X, Y, Z axis) with soft limits 30.16″ x 20.24″ x 20.24″ 40.35″ x 20.24″ x 20.24″ 50.07″ x 27.70″ x 25.06″ 60.07″ x 27.70″ x 25.06″
Rapid traverse X, Y, Z 1,000 IPM 1,000 IPM 1,000 IPM 1,000 IPM
Cutting max. speed X, Y, Z 1,000 IPM 1,000 IPM 1,000 IPM 1,000 IPM
T-slots (number x width x pitch) 5 x .709″ x 3.937″ 5 x .709″ x 3.937″ 5 x .709″ x 4.921″ 5 x .709″ x 4.921″
Maximum weight of workpiece 1,230 lbs 1,760 lbs 2,200 lbs 2,640 lbs
Height of table from bottom of floor*** 38″ 38″ 42″ 42″
Min. spindle nose to table distance **** 3.5″ 3.5″ 3″ 2.5″
Max. spindle nose to table distance **** 23.50″ 23.50″ 28″ 27.25″
Distance of ATC arm to table 20″ 20″ 25.75″ 25″
Min. machine height *** 93.5″ 93.5″ 106″ 106″
Max. machine height (head all the way up) *** 108″ 108″ 119.25″ 119.25″
Overall width of machine with side doors open and chip conveyor (no chip bin) 177″ 177″ 202.63″ 226.25″
Overall length of machine with electrical cabinet fully open 180° 150.25″ 150.25″ 156.63″ 156.63″
Footprint of machine with chip conveyor & coolant tank in place. Pendant not rotated 90° (width x length) 144″ x 112″ 144″ x 112″ 168.25″ x 126.50″ 180″ x 126.50″
Weight net / shipping 8,360 lbs / 8,710 lbs 9,900 lbs / 10,250 lbs 15,400 lbs / 15,900 lbs 17,600 lbs / 18,100 lbs

Spindle Specs

Spindle taper 40 Taper 40 Taper 40 Taper 40 Taper
Spindle speed range 10 - 12,000 RPM 10 - 12,000 RPM 10 - 12,000 RPM 10 - 12,000 RPM
Spindle nose diameter 3″ 3″ 3.75″ 3.75″
Tool clamping force (90 psi) 1,500 lbs 1,500 lbs 2,200 lbs 2,200 lbs
Tool holder type CAT 40 standard
BT 40 optional (must change ATC arm)
CAT 40 standard
BT 40 optional (must change ATC arm)
CAT 40 standard
BT 40 optional (must change ATC arm)
CAT 40 standard
BT 40 optional (must change ATC arm)
ATC tool capacity 24 24 24 24
Maximum tool weight (incl. holder) 17.6 lbs 17.6 lbs 17.6 lbs 17.6 lbs
Maximum tool diameter 3.07″ 3.07″ 3.07″ 3.07″
ATC arm tool change time 2.5 seconds 2.5 seconds 2.5 seconds 2.5 seconds
Spindle motor HP - peak 41.5 HP 41.5 HP 67 HP 67 HP
Spindle motor HP - continuous (480V) 20.1 HP 20.1 HP 26.8 HP 26.8 HP
Spindle center to spindle head casting face 18.25″ 18.25″ 26.75″ 26.75″
Spindle cooler oil capacity ~1 gallon ~1 gallon ~4.25 gallon ~4.25 gallon

Power Requirements

Power requirements - standard 480V (432-528V is acceptable), 3P, 41A 480V (432-528V is acceptable), 3P, 41A 480V (432-528V is acceptable), 3P, 69A 480V (432-528V is acceptable), 3P, 69A
Power requirements - optional 208V with transformer option (200-240V is acceptable), 3P, 94A 208V with transformer option (200-240V is acceptable), 3P, 94A n/a n/a

Coolant System

Tank capacity 60 gallons 60 gallons 78 gallons 78 gallons
Pressure and volume 8.7 gpm @ 42 psi 8.7 gpm @ 42 psi 8.7 gpm @ 42 psi 8.7 gpm @ 42 psi
Pump and wash power 750 watts 750 watts 750 watts 750 watts
Coolant wash pump 750 watts 750 watts 1,290 watts 1,290 watts
CTS pump (Coolant Through Spindle) 3 KW / 4 HP 3 KW / 4 HP 3 KW / 4 HP 3 KW / 4 HP
CTS pressure 319 psi 319 psi 319 psi 319 psi

Air Requirements

Air - CFM, SCFM (at 90 PSI) 2.5 CFM, 18 SCFM 2.5 CFM, 18 SCFM 2.5 CFM, 18 SCFM 2.5 CFM, 18 SCFM
Air quality Air dried/water separator upstream of VMC Air dried/water separator upstream of VMC Air dried/water separator upstream of VMC Air dried/water separator upstream of VMC

Lubrication Requirements

Lubrication pump capacity 2 liters 2 liters 2 liters 2 liters
Lube Oil Type ISO 32 or 10 W ISO 32 or 10 W ISO 32 or 10 W ISO 32 or 10 W
Specifications subject to change. ** Must remove ATC motors and all sheet metal attached to top of electrical cabinet. The cable way for Z axis also needs to be removed. The lifting point on the electrical cabinet is now the highest point. *** Height changes slightly based on how machine is leveled on leveling screws. **** Can vary slightly due to soft limit settings.

Features

Linear roller bearing slides on all axes

Linear Roller Bearing Slides on All Axes

For high-precision, high-performance applications, linear roller bearing slides provide superior vibration absorption due to enhanced slideway stiffness and large bearing contact area.

Heavy machine tool construction provides mass for rigidity and heavy cuts.
Solid Meehanite® ribbed casting for vibration absorption and rigidity.
24-station tool magazine
24-station Tool Magazine features bi-directional, preselecting random tool changes and will accommodate tools up to 11.8” in length.
TRAK VMCsi dual arm tool changer
Dual Arm Style Automatic Tool Changer pre-stages the next tool for a 2.5 seconds tool-to-tool change.
Steel concertina guards on all axes to protect the castings, slides and precision ground ballscrews.
Direct drive on three axes provides a rigid connection between the motor and the ballscrew for optimum servo control. This enhances accuracy and eliminates backlash.
Pretensioned ballscrews to compensate for thermal expansion.
Automatic lubrication controlled by the CNC system that monitors and distributes oil to the guideways and ballscrews to ensure all critical components are lubricated with the correct amount of oil at all times.
VMCsi Coolant Through Spindle (CTS)
Coolant Through Spindle (CTS) delivered at high pressure efficiently dissipates chips and heat from pockets and holes during machining. This greatly enhances cutting performance, accuracy, surface finish and tool life.
Coolant system features two 1HP pumps one each for chip washdown and spindle coolant; and one 4HP pump for the Coolant Through Spindle feature.
High-capacity coolant tanks 60 gallons for the VMC7si.
Fine chip strainer has a stainless-steel metal screen with 0.7 mm x 0.7 mm openings to prevent large chips from clogging the coolant pumps.
TRAK VMCsi chip conveyor
Chip Conveyer features a rear collection and side discharge system with a high rate of material removal.
Spindle air blast to remove contamination from the spindle and tooling during tool changes.
VMCsi spindle oil cooler
Independent spindle oil cooling system to minimize temperature rise in the spindle by maintaining optimal temperature. (VMC7si and VMC10si only)
VMCsi spindle oil chiller
Spindle oil chilling system to minimize temperature rise in the spindle by maintaining optimal temperature. (VMC12si and VMC14si only)
VMC7si front door
Large single front and side doors allow for easy access and integration with automation.
TRAK VMCsi 12,000 RPM spindle
Advanced 12,000 RPM Royal® Spindle provides high axial thrust and generates minimum heat. It uses four P4 class angular contact bearings for optimal spindle support and rigidity. The labyrinth sealed design on the spindle nose prevents fine particle contamination during machining and being pressurized to 1 bar it also stops coolant ingress.
Hybrid Ceramic Bearings in the spindle are smoother and more precise than steel bearings, generating less friction and heat. These bearings require 40% less lubrication and have a longer life because they do not corrode or conduct electricity – a common cause of pitting and failure in steel bearings.
1,000 IPM feedrate with aggressive acceleration and jerk control for ultra-fast positioning and reduced cycle times.
Absolute position encoders to eliminate homing and enhance precision.

Options

Probe System - Part Only

Probe System - Part Only

The Renishaw OTS 3D touch-trigger tool setter for automated tool length and diameter measurement can be used out of the box with the native cycles of the SINUMERIK ONE CNC. The kinematic mechanism is capable of achieving a repeatability of 1µm and the use of optical transmission provides a cable-free environment for unrestricted worry-free machine movement. Includes the OMI-2T Optical Receiver.

This option is highly recommended to reduce the amount of time in tool set-up, increase the accuracy of tool table data and enable you to make full use of the powerful tool management capabilities of the SINUMERIK ONE CNC. The OTS Tool setter may also be used within the Auto cycles for in-process tool breakage detection.

Probe System - Tool Only

Probe System - Tool Only

The Renishaw OMP40-2 3D touch-trigger inspection probe is a compact touch probing solution that can be used out-of-the box with the native probing cycles of the SINUMERIK ONE CNC. Using a kinematic mechanism, the OMP40-2 probe is able to achieve a repeatability of 1µm. Optical transmission sends the data to the control without the use of cables. Includes the OMI-2T Optical Receiver.

This option is highly recommended to replace manual edge finders to decrease the amount of time in set-up. The probe may also be integrated into Auto cycles to decrease errors, downtime and scrap.

4th Axis

4th Axis

The TRAK® 4th axis system for VMCsi series machines provides full control of 4th axis machining through the Siemens SINUMERIK ONE CNC. The system can also be used as an indexer. Optional tailstock sold separately.

Tailstock - 4th Axis

Tailstock - 4th Axis

Support for longer workpieces. This option is sold separately.

Tooling Cart & Preset Tool

Tooling Cart & Preset Tool

Huot® ToolScoot cart and preset tool. Tools not included.

Fixture Cart

Fixture Cart

Heavy-duty cart for the set up and transportation of fixtures.

Retention Knobs - CAT 40

Retention Knobs - CAT 40

Set of 24 for CAT 40 tooling and Coolant Through Spindle (CTS).

Kurt<sup>®</sup> Vise

Kurt® Vise

6″ Kurt vise and mounting hardware - model DX6. Opens to 9″.

USB Memory

USB Memory

The USB Memory option consists of an industrial-grade Delkin® Thumb drive. This device is unsurpassed for reliability and speed of file access and is the storage of choice for our own software engineers.

Other VMCsi Options

Other VMCsi Options

  • Transformer — transforms from 480 to 208, only VMC7si and VMC10si, factory mounted in an enclosure on the side of the column.
  • 4th Axis Ready — the electrics cabinet is pre-wired for the optional 4th axis rotary unit. You would want this to have each machine in your shop able to run the 4th axis and then swap the actual rotary unit between them. It also enables the installation of the option on the machine later without a lot of downtime or expense.
  • Oil Skimmer — operated by a button on the control panel or may be programmed.
  • BT40 — ATC arm is adapted to accept your BT-style tools.

SINUMERIK ONE Features & Options

Control Hardware

VMCsi S120 Booksize Drive

Siemens S120 Booksize Drive

Advanced S120 Booksize multiple axis drives convert 3-phase line supply to DC link voltage and one or several motor modules control the motors. Drive system has integrated web server which can be used to download configuration, firmware update, status reporting, alarm and fault evaluation from a remote PC.

SINUMERIK ONE PPU 1740-1900

SINUMERIK ONE PPU 1740-1900

SINUMERIK ONE offers modularity, openness, flexibility and uniform structures for operation programing and visualization. It has integrated drive system SINAMICS S120 and S7-1500 PLC for medium and high-performance application. It offers high flexibility, excellent dynamics response, precision and optimum integration into networks.

VMCsi Control Panel

Machine Control Panel (MCP398C)

The elegant, minimalist MCP-398C has the buttons to control machine operation. Well positioned and clearly marked keys enable you to select X, Y, Z or spindle, select operating modes such as Jog, Auto, Manual Data Automatic (MDA), and activate various motors including augur, coolant, washdown, skimmer, and spindle cooler etc...

TRAK VMCsi Axis Motor
High performance servo motors with high positioning accuracy.
TRAK VMCsi Spindle Motor

SIMOTICS M-1PH8 Spindle Motor

The SIMOTICS M-1PH8 is a compact induction asynchronous spindle motor capable of handling extreme duty cycles and short rise times. It is exceptionally precise in terms of speed, torque and positioning. It uses separate power and feedback cables to connect to SINAMICS S120 servo system. The motor has 22-bit incremental encoder, it connects to the drive using the advanced DRIVE-CLIQ interface.


Control Features & Options

Note: (O) = optional

General Operation

  • Touchscreen - pan, zoom, pinch, rotate and scan, page up/down, swipe to top/bottom
  • Context sensitive help key you press for thorough explanations
  • Tool Tips – Pop-up descriptions within programming that automatically appear
  • Tool names make it easy to recognize tools available and assign sister tools
  • Dynamic images change with the selection of the field
  • Easy In/mm conversions
  • Font colors organize G codes for quick inspection
  • Windows file management for storing and retrieving programs in familiar interface
  • Linux based operating language
  • Open architecture allows you to add apps, refine canned cycles
  • Soft keys intuitively guide you as you work, and a small number of hard keys mapped to machine functions
  • Built-in keyboard and calculator that appears automatically when needed.
  • Multiple channels - 4 channels; 6 axes of control standard (12 axes requires additional hardware)
  • Language support - English, German, Spanish, Chinese and more

Animated Elements

Throughout the operation of the SINUMERIK ONE, you will encounter Animated Elements. These clever mini-videos help you instantly grasp the underlying issue, enabling you to respond quickly and confidently.

Multiple Clamping of Workpieces - SINUMERIK ONE

Multiple Clamping of Workpieces

Runs the same tools and operations on different fixtures, even when different part programs are being machined at the same time! Ideal for production machining of identical or even different parts. Mix different programming sources and styles within fixtures.

  • Multiple programs – tool by tool operation
  • Including sub programs

Contour Editor

This powerful tool works within the all the programming methods of the SINUMERIK ONE. Use graphical elements to create even complex shapes. Automatically calculates intersections and points of tangency.

Also use Contour Editor to work with elements in DXF files. Open the drawing data within the Contour Editor, then use define tool path and even edit the geometry. Easily link together multiple contours to do complex islands and clear off routines.

Programming Operation

  • Canned cycles make programming fill-in-the-blanks easy
  • In-process error detection explained in plain language
  • Math calculations in data input fields
  • Easy transition between programming, manual and automatic CNC operation screens
  • Selectable views – wireframe or model
  • Program summary - easily inspect even your largest programs
  • Easy program restart from stopping point
  • Easy building of programs – Combine G-code and conversational programming in the same program
  • Run time clock
  • Show G-code during program run
  • Soft limits for collision avoidance
  • Mold maker view
  • Fast block processing time
  • Run time clock
  • Selectable programming for the style that fits your job and your shop - ISO, DIN, Shopmill/turn, Program Guide
  • Automatic staging of next tool in Shopmill conversational
  • Dynamic fixture offsets – Cycle 800, Swivel cycle
  • Auto servo tuning during part run, senses load on table and adjusts feeds
  • Macro programming - Calling and running, master programs and subprograms
  • Residual machining detects and machines material left over from programmed features

Powerful Program Simulations

  • True representations of part and tool geometry.
  • 3D graphics with zoom and rotation of viewing angle. (O)
  • Controls for program speed, single block operation and stop/start.
  • Calculations for machining time.
  • Run simulations of different programs as a job is being run.

Use simulations:

  • As you program to verify the program accuracy.
  • Before you run to calculate cycle times and check for crashes.
  • During run so you can see the program progress when coolant keeps you from seeing the actual part and tool (O)

Native Part Probing Cycles

For part and tool measurement, probing cycles are integrated into:

  • The Jog Mode for you to easily and quickly find part dimensions and tool touch off points.
  • Programs for inserting probing operations in Auto Mode.

The cycles automatically apply fixture offsets and the measurements may be output to a report. The cycles will work with many brands of probe or even a manual edge finder.

Part measurement with the SINUMERIK ONE

Native Measurement Routines

  • Part alignment/set up
  • Part measurement/In-process inspection
  • Tool measurement/set up
  • May be used with manual edge finder or optional Renishaw® probe

Powerful DRO (manual mode) Routines

  • Part set up manual or with a probe
  • Apply a skew value
  • Set work coordinate system
  • Apply and setup tools
  • Face mill (in DRO)

Tool Setups

Setting tools is simple due to the icons and Animated Elements that guide your selections. You define number of flutes, tip angle, cutting edges, holder angle, tool type and even tool life. A Magazine view shows which tools are in the magazine.

Tool, Spindle, M-Code (TSM)

A single key give you access to features such as loading tools, activating a work coordinate or turning on a spindle. All operations are commanded by answering conversational prompts, without any G-codes.

Return from Jog (REPOS)

while running programs, the SINUMERIK ONE can halt the current operation and the tool tip can be jogged away from the part surface, allowing you to inspect the tool or part. the REPOS feature let’s you return to the part where the machining was stopped.

Mid-program Start

Stuff happens, power outages, tool breakage, unanticipated moves. The SINUMERIK ONE gives you unprecedented ability to get back to where you were in the part with a high degree of confidence and with minimal work. Powerful Block search and Interrupt point combine to get you started exactly where you left off or at a point before…just to make sure. This powerful routine even enables a tool retract/recover that is able to define the proper place and speed to recover a tap stranded by an unplanned interruption.

APO — Auto Power Off (O)

Will command the SINUMERIK ONE to shut down power at the end of a program run. This option is great for untended machining so the machine will shut down after the last part is run. Simply press the APO button on the control panel after the run is initiated.

3D Simulation (P25) (O)

3D Solid digital twin of your part, faithful in every programmed detail. You can check your program by close inspection of each detail using the touchscreen operation of the 19” screen of the SINUMERIK ONE on the VMCsi.

Advanced Surface (S07) & Top Surface - Cycle 832 (S17) (O)

Advanced Surface and Top Surface are both advanced algorithms that analyze look ahead and velocity. The software analyses the program and converts points to splines to create a superior toolpath that is processed smoothly through the SINUMERIK ONE run engine.

You are able to choose the between maximizing Machining Velocity, Surface Quality and Dimensional Accuracy. For example, turning on the “Smoothing” function (in Top Surface) will greatly increase part surface quality but may possibly slow the machining. This advanced software puts the trade-offs into your hands – where it belongs.

  • Advanced Surface — Best for high-speed roughing applications, but also great for achieving optimal results for general milling. Highly recommended, and part of the One Dynamics Options Package for Job Shops.
  • Top Surface — The newer of the algorithms, this advanced software will actually fix problems with the imported CAM data, detecting gaps in the points distribution that will result in jerking or hesitations as the program runs. This option is best for high-speed finishing in mold making where the very best surface quality is required. Part of the One Dynamics Options Package for Surfacing.

CNC Memory, 3.8 GB (P12 & P77) (O)

A combination of Siemens options that, together, adds internal memory to the SINUMERIK ONE to bring in and integrate large files (such as CAD and CAM). Extends the internal CNC memory by 1.8 GB.

DXF Reader (P56) (O)

Open DXF files on the SINUMERIK ONE to easily transfer data into your program. Program faster and reduce errors on programming dimensions. Open and use elements of multiple DXF files in the same program. Works within all the programming methods! Easily command specific features from drawing elements. Set your own part reference independent of the drawing origin.

Measuring Cycle for Auto Mode (P28) (O)

Enables you to use a probe within the Auto Mode operation. Insert a probing canned cycle to measure tool wear for the SINUMERIK ONE to apply compensation. You can also measure part features and apply adjustments to either work offsets or tool compensation. The cycle can be programmed to command the control to re-machine features based on the result of the measurement. The probing cycle may be combined with a series of logic statements to give you even more flexibility.

Use this powerful feature to:

  • Measure your casting before machining and overcome variations applying offsets to each part
  • Run lights out – even when parts vary
  • Output an inspection report after each machined part
  • Detect tool breakage and switch to sister tool

Execute from External Memory (P75) (O)

Enables the use of an external memory device for running and editing programs. Allows your memory device to function like an expansion of your internal SINUMERIK ONE memory, without any restrictions on programs, subprograms, commands or even transferring to another machine.

Residual Material (P13) (O)

The SINUMERIK ONE automatically recognizes Rest Machining situations, simply call up the Residual Machining canned cycle, enter a few simple inputs and the control does the rest! Match the tool to the operation for fastest machining: large tool for hogging, smaller tool for regions the large tool won’t reach. Multiple Residual Machining cycles in the same feature gives you the flexibility to minimize cycle times.

Shopmill (P17) (O)

True conversational programming you can do right on the shop floor. Write complete part programs or insert a feature within another program. With guidance from Animated Elements, Tool Tips, Dynamic Graphics, Canned Cycles and Context-Sensitive Help to guide you can create programs with ease. You won’t have to go back to the person who programmed the part to fix or add to your program.

Simulation Run During Machining (P22) (O)

3D Solid model graphics real time while running a program. It is a great way to check the progress of your job, especially when you are running a lot of coolant.

TRACYL (M27) (O)

Wraps a 2D shape around a cylinder, enabling you to program features onto a cylinder using the 4th Axis option of your VMCsi machine.

Handwheel Run - SINUMERIK ONE

Handwheel Run (M08) (O)

Run the programmed moves by turning the handwheel. You control the feedrate by moving the Manual Pulse Generator on the control panel and the actual programmed path is moved. Adjust the relationship between the handwheel turns and the feedrate with 4 different resolution settings. Seamlessly go between Handwheel Run and fully automatic CNC run. Great for setups and for confidence making that first part!

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Other TRAK VMCsi Models

TRAK VMC7si Vertical Machining Center
TRAK VMC7si Specifications:
  • Table Size: 35.43″ x 19.69″
  • Travel (x, y, z): 30″ x 20″ x 20″
  • Footprint: 144″ x 112″
  • Horsepower: 41.5/20.1
TRAK VMC10si Vertical Machining Center
TRAK VMC10si Specifications:
  • Table Size: 44.09″ x 19.69″
  • Travels (x, y, z): 40″ x 20″ x 20″
  • Footprint: 144″ x 112″
  • Horsepower: 41.5/20.1
TRAK VMC12si Vertical Machining Center
TRAK VMC12si Specifications:
  • Table Size: 51.18″ x 23.62″
  • Travels (x, y, z): 50″ x 27.5″ x 25″
  • Footprint: 168.25″ x 126.50″
  • Horsepower: 67/26.8