The B-axis provides superb undercutting ability with a full 110° in both positive and negative directions. Solid one-piece cast iron frame optimized with both static and dynamic Finite Element Analysis (FEA).

The 5-Axis VC / VCX Series B-axis trunnion style configuration will allow for shorter tools to be utilized when cutting smaller parts. When cutting smaller parts on a traditional A-axis trunnion, the tools approach the part from behind the A-axis trunnion. This means when running smaller 5-Axis parts on larger machines, the operator is forced to use longer tools for clearance. Since a B-axis trunnion tilts around the Y-axis, the tool is always approaching the part from a safe direction and the possibility for interference is much less.