Buying Milltronics Machines

Milltronics has milling and turning centers. They offer toolroom mills, combo lathes, vertical machining centers, CNC slant bed lathes, and bridge mills. All of their equipment is CNC controlled on controllers their custom controllers which have played in a key role in their success. Keep reading to learn more about your options when youre searching for a used Milltronics mill for sale or other used Milltronics CNC.

Milltronics History

Milltronics has been in business for more than 40 years and has over 14,000 machines installed around the world. They were purchased in 2015 by Hurco Companies, Inc. which is publicly traded on the NASDAQ exchange as HURC. Even though they are owned by another company that also makes CNC machines, Milltronics continues to make machines under its own brand name.

Milltronics Controls

Newer used Milltronics CNC machines are equipped with an interactive computer control system thats compatible with G-code and M-codes generated from CAD/CAM software and conversational visual aid programming. Operators with little or no machine tool programming experience can successfully create programs with minimal training and begin machining parts in little time. More advanced operators appreciate the following features common on Milltronics CNC controllers:
Solid model graphics allow you to see a completed part before cutting. Graphics are intertwined with the motion system so you can see what the machine is going to do.

Handwheel run allows you to program in controlled mode motion only occurs when the handwheel is turning so you can verify programs.
Mid-program restarts allow operators to start anywhere in a program by verifying the graphics and then switching to Run Mode without need for G&M code expertise.

Milltronics controllers have fast processors and high-speed motion control on newer machines they can execute up to 3,000 blocks per second.
A Feed Forward error correction algorithm reduces inaccuracy which is caused by corner rounding making the machines capable of highly accurate high-speed machining.

All controls are PC-based, so they can have color monitors, large hard drives, memory, USB ports, Ethernet connectivity and more.

Milltronics Service & Training

When you buy a used Milltronics CNC, you may want to discuss your purchase with a local dealer. Milltronics provides support through a network of authorized distributors. They also provide technical support including the instruction handbook in their documentation library which you can fill out online for key instructional documents on your specific machine. They stock thousands of parts for used Milltronics CNC as well as have an extensive network of others carrying their parts. Their parts library is a picture library which makes getting the right part easier for their Parts Specialists who can assist you. For service directly with Milltronics, call 888-999-1440 or request information online.
They offer seven product lines of mills and lathes.

Milltronics CNC Lathe

Milltroic lathes or turning centers as they are usually advertised as Combo Lathes or the SL series slant bed CNC lathe. A Milltronics CNC lathe of this type allows for both manual and CNC operations in tool rooms and job shops. They can be configured in many ways. Here are the models offered in 2018:

Model Swing Length Bore Spindle RPM

ML 16/40 17/402.054,000 rpm
ML 18/60 19/602.562,600 rpm
ML 22/60 23/60 3.22 2,000 rpm
ML 26/40 27/40 3.22 2,000 rpm
ML 26/80 27/80 4.17* 1,600 rpm
ML 26/120 27/120 6.02 1,600 rpm
ML 26/160 27/160 6.02 1,600 rpm
Very large Combo Lathes:
ML35 36/80, 120, 160, 200 & 240 Swing Lengths, 6.02 Bore, 900 rpm spindle
ML40 39.7/80, 120, 160, 200 & 240 Swing Lengths, 6.02 Bore, 900 rpm spindle
The SL Series CNC lathes are designed to feature robust slant bed castings, linear guide roller ways, directly coupled ball screws and they come with the latest controller the 9000 Series control. The SL series currently has the SL6, SL8-11 an SL10-11 model. They are designed for 6, 8 and 10 chuck sizes respectively. Options available on these and older Milltronics CNC lathes include chip conveyor, tailstock, tool presetter, parts catcher and auto-turrets with a various number of tool stations. When buying a used Milltronics CNC, make sure you inquire about the options that are included.

Finding a Milltronics CNC Mill

Milltronics manufacturers vertical machining centers and bridge mills for a wide range of applications. Parts are provided by top suppliers including Yaskawa Mitsubishi, Kenturn, Hiwin, and Grundfos. All machines are tested with a laser interferometer and ball bar before leaving the factory. Milltronics offers the following:

General Purpose VM Series Vertical Machining Centers:

Models:>/strong>: VM2515, VM3018, VM4020, VM5020
These machines range from compact at 25 x 15 x 20 travels on a 30 x 16 table to a 52 x 20 table with travels of 50 x 20 x 20 in the largest VM5020 model.

Performance IL Series Vertical Machining Centers:

Models:>/strong>:VM3018IL, VM4222IL, VM5025IL, VM6030IL
These machines have inline spindle performance that is bigger, faster and stronger with more features than the general purpose VM series. Tool shops, die & mold shops, as well as the aerospace and medical industries, can select from four different sizes.

Extra Power Performance XP Series Vertical Machining Centers:

Models:>/strong>:VR4325XP, VM5025XP, VM6030XP
A Milltronics mill n this series offers #50 taper performance for applications that need extra cutting power. They are built with either box ways or linear cross roller guides for rigidity, direct-coupled ballscrews and dual wound spindle motors for extra torque. The VR4325XP features a geared head and the other two models have heavy-duty belt drive systems. They come with coolant rings, washdown systems, lift-up conveyor and height adjustment on the control.

BR Series Bridge Mills:

Models:>/strong>:BR5100IL, BR6100IL, BR6150IL, BR8100IL, BR8150IL, BR82000IL
The Milltronics BR Series bridge mills are a mix between a CNC router and a heavy-duty cast bridge mill. They are built with linear cross roller guides, #40 taper inline spindles, and big travels. There are six different sizes available up to 200 in X-travel by 80 Y-travel. These machines are built to customer specifications.

Tool Room Mills:

Models:>/strong>:VK4-II, MB20, MM18, MM3017, RH20, RH30, RH33
These machines are flexible and are used in tool rooms, job shops and tool and die. They can be run as manual, teach or in full CNC.