The Mazak VTC 200B vertical machining center is a member of the family of Mazak VTC series machines. VTC stands for Vertical Traveling Column. This design principle allows for the machining of heavier workpieces that stay stationary with the column moving in each of the XYZ directions.
The VTC200B offered an updated sidemount style tool changer with swing arm which was a major upgrade from original umbrella styles that were used on the older VTC's. The VTC series first made its presence on the market in 1994 using the Mazatrol M32B control. It was followed by use of the Mazatrol Mplus control, this was later followed by the Mazatrol Fusion 640M control when the when the 160A & B, 200B, C and G as well as VTC300C units came on the market.
The VTC 200B offers 44" X axis travel with 20" of both Y and Z axis travel, with standard 10,000 rpm spindle and 40 taper spindle. It had a 20 HP motor with a 24 station tool changer with a 30 position option available as well. Some of the features often seen on these units included rigid tapping, EIA/ISO input function to allow G code style programming, chip conveyor, coolant through the spindle, part and tool probing, and a 4th or 5th axis rotary table.