VC-Ez 16


The Kentucky-built VC-Ez 16 Vertical Machining Center combines a rugged spindle and a space-saving design with unprecedented affordability to put Mazak quality and reliability in virtually any shop. With a full range of spindle, auto tool changer and chip/coolant management options, the highly configurable machine meets many production needs. Enhanced operator ergonomics and a generous work area ease the loading and unloading of workpieces and tools, while an extremely fast traverse rate of 1,417 ipm in the X, Y and Z axes enables higher throughput.

The MAZATROL SmoothEz CNC includes full MAZATROL conversational programming and EIA/ISO programming compatibility, along with QUICK MAZATROL for easy part-program creation and confirmation and MAZATROL TWINS for offline part programming. SMOOTH Machining Configurator (SMC) provides real-time process optimization of cutting parameters and ITS (Intelligent Thermal Shield) manages thermal stability for greater reliability and improved part quality.


  • Rugged 25 hp, 12,000 rpm (standard) or versatile 29.5 hp, 15,000 rpm (optional) spindle
  • Highly efficient 30-tool auto tool changer (50-tool option).
  • Hybrid MX Roller Guide System improves rigidity, accuracy and reliability.
  • Pre-tensioned ball screw system with support at each end.
  • New space-saving machine design with optional chip management solutions.

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Machine Specifications

Specification Values
Capacity Table Right/Left 950 mm / 37.400 in
Table Longitudinal 360 mm / 14.170 in
Spindle Spindle Taper CAT-40
Maximum Speed 12000 rpm
Motor Output (5 minute rating) 18 kw / 25.0 hp
Magazine Number of Tools 30
Feed Axes Travel (X Axis) 762 mm / 30.00 in
Travel (Y Axis) 410 mm / 16.14 in
Travel (Z Axis) 510 mm / 20.08 in