Linear Way Vertical Machining Centers

The Kent CNC Linear Way Vertical Machining Centers combine proven machine design with advance technology in control and manufacturing.  Our full line of C-frame and moving table design vertical machining centers are also equipped with various spindle and ATC configurations to match your workpiece requirements. Reliability and performance make this series a favorite among demanding CNC milling job shops and in-house productions alike.

The Linear Guide Way Advantage

Linear Way VMCs come with large working capacity options of up to 1000 mm x 500 mm x 520 mm travels and 1092 mm x 508 mm table area. The heavy cutting spindle and rigid machine structure enable higher vertical machining efficiency with better finish and longer tool life – resulting in greater productivity and profitability all around. We offer both 3-axis and 4-axis variants of its linear way VMC line. With over 22,000 machine tools sold worldwide since 1979, Kent CNC Linear Way VMCs are proven to increase productivity, delivering reliable and profitable performance. For larger capacity requirements, please see our Box Way, Traveling Column and Double Column vertical machining centers.


  • Large working capacity of up to 1000 mm x 500 mm x 520 mm travels and 1092 mm x 508 mm table
  • Powerful 12 kW servo spindle motor – 10,000 rpm with a spindle chiller system
  • Heavy duty “Roller” type linear guideways outperform ball-type linear ways
  • 4th Axis Ready pre-wired with cables and connectors for servo and air
  • Coolant wash-down and air hose connections are located up front for operator convenience
  • High flow high capacity coolant system with built-in chip flush and chip auger conveyor
  • Automatic coolant tank oil skimmer with adjustable timer
  • Through spindle coolant ready-prep, with 70 bar capable union and hoses
  • Certified Meehanite® FC-25 grade machine casting for superior dampening and stability

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KVR-2418/A KVR-3618/A KVR-4020/A
X Axis Travel 610 mm 914 mm 1016 mm
Y Axis Travel 460 mm 500 mm
Z Axis Travel 480 mm 521 mm
Spindle Nose to Table 100 mm –  580 mm 80 mm – 600 mm
Spindle Center to Column 500 mm 557 mm
Table Dimension 760 mm x 460 mm 1000 mm x 460 mm 1100 mm x 521mm
T-Slot 14H8 x 100 mm 16H8 x 100 mm 8H8 x 100 mm
Table Load at Full Rapid 300 kg 700 kg 800 kg
Tool Capacity 16 – Carousel / A: 24, (32), (40) – Dual Arm Type
Max Tool Diameter 76 mm
Max Tool Weight 5.5 kg
Spindle Nose to Table CAT40 (Opt. BT40, Big+)
Spindle RPM 10,000 RPM w/ chiller (12K, 15K optional)
Rapid Traverse 36 m/min
Cutting Feed 15 m/min
Guide Ways Linear (Roller Type)
Spindle Motor 7.5 / 11.2 kw
Drive Motor for X/Y/Z Axis 1.8 / 1.8 / 3.0 kw 3.0 / 3.0 / 3.0 kw
Net Weight 3430 kg 3870 kg 4400 kg
Gross Weight 3900 kg 4390 kg 4600 kg
Dimensions 2240 mm x 2350 mm  x 2500 mm 3048 mm  x 2286 mm  x 2400 mm 2200 mm x 3100 mm x 2900 mm
Floor Space 2352 mm x 2198 mm  x 2440 mm 2352 mm x 2198 mm  x 2440 mm 3353 mm x 2945 mm x 2688 mm
CNC Control Fanuc 0i-M (Opt. Heidenhein, Siemens, Mitsubishi or Fagor)



Standard Accessories

  • Carousel type A.T.C. (16 Tools)
  • Arm type A.T.C. (24 tools) – A Models
  • Spindle chiller
  • Rigid taping
  • Work light
  • Dual heat exchanger
  • Spindle air blast
  • Embedded Ethernet
  • Leveling bolts/pads
  • Remote jog handwheel (MPG)
  • 3-color stack light
  • M30 auto power off
  • Color monitor
  • Spiral chip auger
  • Chip flush

Optional Accessories

  • Up to 20,000 RPM Spindle
  • Chain type chip conveyor
  • Coolant through spindle
  • 4th-axis rotary table
  • Transformer
  • 360° curtain coolant
  • Tool setting probe