Primus VCPlus

Brings a new dimension to engine lathes.

High quality, energy-efficient, precise and universally usable in production, apprenticeships and vocational training. It impresses through:

  • Sophisticated technology
  • Extreme accuracy
  • Durability
  • User-friendly ergonomics
  • Extremely small footprint
  • and an extensive range of accessories.

The systematic and innovative further development of the proven Praktikant range is the cost-effective and intelligent solution for your everyday requirements.

  • Distance between centres 500 mm
  • Centre height 140 mm
  • Automatic handwheel release
  • Lead screw and feed rod cover
  • Holding brake
  • Toolmakers accuracy in accordance with DIN 8605
  • Innovative trend-setting machine concept
  • Infinitely variable speed control with maintenance-free three-phase asynchronous motor
  • Speed regulated frequency converter with actual value feedback
  • Stepless turning speed optimisation during machining through a potentiometer (override)
  • Stepless feed optimisation during machining through a potentiometer (override)
  • Top cutting conditions for extremely fine surfaces
  • VC Plus: innovative, user-friendly display and control electronics
  • “e-TIM” energy conservation system minimises power consumption
  • Optional “e-LISSY“ teaching concept enables the machine to be individually adapted
  • to the training level of each operator through coded chips
  • Extensive and practice-oriented accessories
  • LED machine lights
Working Range 
Centre height140 mm
Swing over bed280 mm
Swing over cross slide150 mm
Distance between centres500 mm
Spindle nose acc. to DIN 55027 (DIN ISO 702-3)size 5
Spindle bore43 mm
Spindle diameter in front bearing70 mm
Drive power 60% / 100% duty cycle– / 5,5 kW
Speed range25 – 5.000 rpm
Number of speedsstepless
Number of feedsstepless
Longitudinal0,01 – 6 mm/turn
Transverse0,003 – 2 mm/turn
Metric threads0,1 – 20 mm
Quill diameter40 mm
Quill travel85 mm
Quill taper according to DIN 228MK 3
Acceptance AccuracyDIN 8605

WEILER VCPlus read-out

WEILER Digital Readout with screen for VC Plus machines with constant cutting speed (V-constant) and enhanced functionality.

  • Large, easy-to-read 9“ colour screen
  • 3-axis display for bed, cross and top slides
  • Electronic turning against the stop (optional 8x)
  • Taper turning assistant (optional)
  • Input of feeds and thread pitches
  • Electronic limit switch device when thread cutting
  • Tool technology memory for feed, turning speed and cutting speed of 99 tools
  • Main spindle power readout
  • Automatic readout of the maintenance interval
  • Context help menu

WEILER Touch-Screen WTS

Fast results: the touch screen innovation made by WEILER

With its new control solution, WEILER provides a particularly elegant, fast and ergonomic data input system. Experience the very first 15“ touch screen on a conventional lathe of the VCPlus series of this size category!

  • Concept developed by WEILER
  • Menu navigation and software design made by WEILER: this guarantees a flawless adaptation to actual lathe turning applications.
  • Perfect consideration of today‘s user habits
  • Use the touch screen as you would use your smartphone or tablet PC: Simply swipe to change screens. The operating functions are bundled in „Operation Apps“.
  • Intuitive access to all functions
  • All of the control panels can be opened and displayed next to one another if desired!
  • Viewing of engineering drawings and sketches
  • Import via the network or a USB port. The drawings can be scaled freely by way of a zooming function!
  • Context-sensitive help
  • Helpful, context-related explanations and information can be accessed directly from the workflow.
  • Video-assisted maintenance and repairs
  • Videos, e.g. about daily or weekly maintenance tasks or videos showing repair procedures, can be viewed on the display unit of the control system.
  • Proven components
  • Touch screen and hardware made by Siemens – thoroughly tried and tested.
  • High resolution
  • Excellent new 15“ touch screen monitor with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels.
  • Reduced keyboard
  • Protruding keys or buttons that are susceptible to damage or wear are no longer required!
  • Tool systems
  • Three and four jaw chucks
  • Face plates
  • Collet devices
  • Hollow spindle stops
  • Follower rests
  • Fixed steady rests
  • Coolant equipment
  • Electronic multiple turning against the stop
  • Graphical assistance for taper turning
  • e-LISSY teaching concept (freely programmable individual access authorization)