EAGLE V550 (5-axis)

High-speed, high-precision 5-axis machining for small graphite electrodes, mold/die components, and more – all in a small footprint.

There’s nothing more frustrating than pouring time, energy, and resources into a machine fleet that—despite your best efforts—just can’t seem to return the favor. Then you throw the new challenges facing today’s machine shops into the mix: things like an ever-shrinking skilled labor pool, the need to be faster and more efficient than ever via automation, and other thorny problems.

Relief for the challenging issues facing your machine shop comes on swift wings—in the form of the high-speed Eagle V550: a high-speed, ultra-rigid 5-axis vertical machining center (VMC) specially designed to cut the difficulty out of graphite machining jobs.


  • Built and designed highly rigid and incredibly precise, the Eagle V550 gantry-type 5-axis VMC is one machine your workers, your customers, and your bottom line can all count on. Whatever the job or timeline, you can trust the Eagle line’s superior craftsmanship and components to carry the day.


  • The Eagle V550 comes with an advanced CNC control unit designed to help your workers get the most out of your investment—both in the short term and well into the future. Easy to train and easy to operate, the V550 brings efficient, cost-effective labor to the middle of your shop floor.


  • Automation isn’t just a buzzword. It’s your ticket to new levels of efficiency and profitability for your business. That’s why every machine in our Eagle line is prepared for automation—as a single machine, inside a standalone cell, or as part of a full, integrated manufacturing line.

The Eagle V550 (Graphite Version) is designed to be an ultra-rigid 5-axis vertical machining center with the capacity to handle a 550-pound workpiece on a 15.75” rotary table surface. The Heidenhain TNC-640 control unit with a 17” display is mounted on a moveable pedestal for optimal positioning convenience. The Eagle V550 is designed with a side opening in the casting to allow robot loading from the right side with pallets up to 15.7” square.



  • Can handle a 550-pound workpiece on a 15.75” table surface
  • Allows robot loading from the right side with pallets up to 15.7” square via side opening design
  • Achieves high machine rigidity, vibration dampening, working precision, and finish quality via cast iron bed with BIOCAST® design and topology-optimized structure for optimal stiffness and temperature symmetry
  • Hits high working speeds via a 20-HP, 42,000-RPM integrated spindle, heavy-duty, roller-type linear guideways, and large-diameter ball screws and linear glass scales in both the X and Y axis
  • Performs high-precision cuts with the X, Y, Z, B, and C axis moving simultaneously
  • Can easily handle surface machining, spiral contour machining, irregular contour machining and other complex cutting tasks
  • Superior drive mobility and power efficiency compared to conventional worm gear setup machines thanks to zero-backlash B axis gear and C-rotary axis direct drive motor with rotary encoders


  • Integrated 4/5-axis system (without T-slot table)
  • Maximum acceleration: 49 ft/s²
  • HF spindle 20 HP, 42,000 RPM, HSK-E40, and 32-position ATC (100-position ATC optional)
  • Renishaw infrared measuring probe
  • Blum laser system for tool breakage detection and tool length/diameter compensation
  • Vibration-dampening cast iron bed with sand-filled BIOCAST® design
  • 3-point foundation setup/leveling
  • Ball screws with direct drive AC motors
  • Absolute measuring with glass scales
  • Oil-mist lubricant system, spindle external
  • 2-color status light
  • Auto lube system, both drives and ways
  • Full lining with dust and liquid protection
  • LED machine lamp in work area
  • Chip tray
  • Precision package 3 for 5-axis machines – Temperature-distribution compensation, including:
    • ATDC (Automatic Temperature Drift Control)
    • 5-axis compensation
    • Heidenhain option (kinematics optional)
    • Ceramic ball for kinematics accord


  • Heidenhain TNC-640 5-axis simultaneous control


  • HF spindle 20 HP, 36,000 RPM, HSK-E50 w 32-position ATC
  • 100-Position ATC HSK-E40
  • 80-Position ATC HSK-E50
  • Table clamping and pallet systems from EROWA, Hirschmann, and system 3R
  • ICS 2 ATS internal coolant supply with aerosol/dry lubrication
  • T-slot table to cover the 4/5-axis (Converts the machine to 3-axis operation)
  • Keller exhaust system for graphite and mist collection
  • 3-color status light
  • Oil-mist suction unit
  • Chip conveyor for dry milling (incl: chip bucket)
  • DCM (Dynamic Collision Monitoring)
  • Multichange Easy Basic Unit (incl: gripper, 40-pos or 5-pos or 4-pos magazine, workpiece change place, and connection to machine)


Machine Travels: X x Y x Z in (mm) 21.6 x 15.7 x 15.7 (550 x 400 x 400)
B-Axis Tilt Range Degree (RPM) -120° ~ 60° (25)
C-Axis Rotation Range Degree (RPM) 360° (60)
Rotary Table Faceplate: dia. (mm) 15.75 (400)
Max Workpiece Height: Faceplate/Pallet (mm) 15.7/12.7 (400/325)
Max Rotary Table Cap: lb. (kg) 550 (250)
Spindle Speed 42,000 RPM
Spindle HP (S1 100%) 20 HP (15 kw)
Spindle Nose to Table: in (mm) 2.0 ~ 17.7 (50 ~ 450)
Tool Changer Selection HSK-E40 (32 pos std) / (100 pos optional)
X, Y, Z Rapid Speed: in/min. (M/min.) 1181 (30)
Max Workpiece 3-Axis / in/lb. (mm/kg) X 21.6 x Y 15.7 x Z 15.7 / 1102 ( 550 x 400 x 400 / 500)
Machine Weight: lb. (kg) 15,873 (7,200)
Mach Dimensions W-D-H: in (mm) 79.5 x 110.2 x 96.5 (2,020 x 2,800 x 2,450)