Hurco VMX30Ui Performance 5-Axis MC (CAT40, 12K, 40T)

The efficient design of the Hurco 5-axis trunnion table machining centers (U Series) is a key benefit to consider—we use an integrated trunnion table at instead of simply sticking a trunnion table on a 3-axis machining center and passing it off as a 5-axis machine. The integrated trunnion table design provides more clearance in Z compared to other brands.

Benefits of Trunnion 5-Axis Mill

  • Easy transition from 3-axis machining. The 5-axis trunnion style machining centers are an ideal configuration for 5-sided machining, especially if you’ve always worked on a 3-axis machine because the trunnion style design uses the same principles as 3-axis (i.e., you still machine in a linear fashion, but you just machine more sides).  This means less training, less setup time, and more flexibility.
  • More clearance in Z-axis. The integrated design of the trunnion table 5-axis VMC gives you more clearance in Z, especially compared to 3-axis VMCs with a trunnion table added to simulate a 5-axis VMC.
  • Seamless integration. Seamless integration of pneumatic and/or hydraulic fixtures is another benefit. We purposely designed the U-Series 5-axis VMCs so you can easily feed the cables for these types of fixtures through the shoulder.
  • Better undercut + larger work volume + more torque. Other reasons to choose the trunnion style configuration include better undercut capability because the trunnion rotates  +110 degrees compared to the SR’s +92 degrees. Compared to the SR, the trunnion style gives you a larger work volume because you don’t have to compensate for the space used by the swivel head with tool attached. The U-Series trunnion 5-axis mills also have more torque at low rpm.


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X, Y, Z Travel

30 x 20 x 20.5 in

A, C Axis Travel

+30°/-110°, 360°

Spindle Nose to Table

3.5 in / 24 in

Table Size

9.8 dia

Max Weight On Table

440 lbs (200 kg)

T-Slot Size

6 x .48 in x 60°

Peak Spindle Motor

18 hp @600 rpm (13.4 kW @600 rpm)


158 ft-lbs @ 600 rpm (214 Nm @ 600 rpm)

Number Of Tools


Tool Type


Max Tool Diameter

3.0 in (76 mm)

Max Tool Length

11.8 in (300 mm)

Max Tool Weight

15.4 lb (7 kg)

Max Programmable Feedrate

1,181 inches/minute (30 m/minute)

Rapid Traverse X,Y,Z Axis

1,378 in/min, 1,378 in/min, 1,181 in/min

Rapid Traverse A, C Axis

25 rpm

Machine Height

112.2 in

Required Floor Space

155 x 156 in

Machine Weight

11,616 lbs (5,280 kg)

Voltage Needed

200-240 VAC / 60 Hz

Air Needed

10 CFM @ 80-100 psi

Power Required

23 KVA (60.4 amps)

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