Machine of the Month



The simple but innovative VERTICAL CENTER UNIVERSAL (VCU) 500A 5X vertical machining center with a 5-axis rotary/tilt table brings advanced technology and production value to high-precision small parts processing for a variety of industries.


  • Small footprint and easy installation
  • Perfect for processing small, complex workpieces
  • 5-axis rotary/tilt trunnion table with roller gear cam technology
  • Rigid, powerful spindle comes in various maximum speed options
  • MX Hybrid Roller Guide System offers rigidity, speed and accuracy
  • 30 or 40-tool magazine with an automatic tool changer
  • X-axis stroke of 19.88" makes it a type "A" machine
  • Simple and efficient chip management helps reduce downtime
  • Accommodates articulated robots to automate load/unload operations
  • MAZATROL SmoothX CNC provides fast processing speeds

Machine Specifications

Specification Values
Capacity Maximum Workpiece Diameter 19.680 in / 500 mm
Maximum Workpiece Height 12.000 in / 305 mm
Spindle Spindle Taper 40
Maximum Speed 10000 rpm
Motor Output (30 minute rating) 15.0 hp / 11 kw
Magazine Number of Tools 20
Rotary Axes Table Indexing (C axis) 360.0000 degrees
Feed Axes Travel (X Axis) 19.88 in / 505 mm
Travel (Y Axis) 19.88 in / 505 mm
Travel (Z Axis) 20.07 in / 510 mm