KURT Workholding: Vertical Machining Center Concepts

Vertical Machining, also known as milling, relies on rotary cutters to remove metal from a workpiece. Vertical machining occurs on a vertical machining center (VMC), which employs a spindle with a vertical orientation. With a vertically oriented spindle, tools stick straight down from the tool holder, and often cut across the top of a workpiece.

Vertical Machining Benefits
There are many benefits associated with vertical machining, some of which include:

  • Infinite part shape possibilities due to the 3, 4 or 5 axis capabilities
  • Temperature stability
  • Durability and reliability
  • On-board probing
  • User-friendly CNC controls
  • Efficient and cost-effective pallet changers

Vertical Machining Center Applications
Depending on the job we offer a variety of diverse types of workholding to fit all your vertical machining needs.

Kurt Product: MLH35 MoveLock
Machine: Small 2 Pallet VMC
Customer: Job Shop
Comment: 2 part/jaw set allows for high density


Kurt Product: MT8 MiniLock with Hydraulic Power
Machine: 2 Pallet VMC
Customer: Small Products Company
Comment: Fixture holds a variety of different length parts. Changing Stationary jaws allows different width parts.


Kurt Product: DL430 on Subplate
Machine: Variety of VMC’s
Comment: Increase density of parts on machine table. Subplate loads quickly and accurately.