INDIANAPOLIS— Attendees at the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (Sept. 30-Oct 3 in Mississauga, Ontario) will have the chance to see the entirely redesigned line of Hurco CNC machine tools at the Elliott Matsuura booth. The Hurco machines to be displayed at CMTS include the 5-axis VMX30Ui, the performance VMX42i mill, the VM10i general purpose mill, and the TM6i and TM8i slant-bed lathes. One of the most important technological features of the new “i” machines is the addition of UltiMotionTM, Hurco’s patented motion control system that simultaneously reduces cycle time and improves surface finish quality.
Known as the workhorse of the industry, the VMX42i (X/Y/Z travels of 42 x 24 x 24 inches) is designed from the ground up to withstand the high velocities and accelerations of today’s applications. It starts with a heavy, ribbed frame made of fine grain, high-grade cast iron. The 12K dual-wound spindle provides more torque and the double-nut, pre-tensioned ball screws are anchored at both ends for increased accuracy and rigidity. The linear rails on all Hurco machines are larger, and spaced for increased strength. But their quality goes far beyond mere size. We wedge lock the rails to a machined shoulder, which makes the machine more robust, instead of simply mounting the rails to a single surface.
The VMX30Ui 5-axis machining centre has X/Y/Z travels of 30 x 20 x 20.5 and a 40-tool ATC. The benefits of a 5-axis vertical machining centre go beyond simultaneous 5-axis work. More shops are realizing greater profit margins on existing parts by converting to a 5-sided machining process instead of using a conventional 3-axis VMC. In fact, the majority of 5-axis machines in North America are used for 5-sided machining to reduce setup time and eliminate the typical flipping of parts that is required on 3-axis machining centres. Not only do shops increase the profit margin per part, they increase accuracy when they switch from 3-axis to 5-sided machining on a 5-axis machining centre.
As with all Hurco machine tools, the true advantage of the VMX30Ui resides within the control technology. Not only does the integrated Hurco control support both ISO/EIA NC and Hurco conversational programming, you can program 5-sided parts at the control with conversational programming—no CAM system needed. Features, such as Universal Rotary, Transform Plane, Tool Centre Point Management, and an intuitive graphical user interface ease the transition from a 3-axis process to 5-sided.
TM6i + TM8i
The TM6i and TM8i turning centres are designed for general purpose turning applications and provide an easy transition from manual turning or milling. We use thick-walled, fine-grain cast iron for the major structural assemblies (base, head stock, and cross slide). The rigid one-piece machine base casting is designed to yield excellent static and dynamic performance in addition to superb dampening properties that inhibit thermal deformation and twisting. The box type cross slide ensures the turret remains rigid and stable even during the most rigorous cycles. We also use extra wide linear guide ways that are strategically spaced to provide excellent support to the cross slide.
The TM6i, with X/Z travels of 17 x 14 inches, has a maximum turning diameter of 12.4 inches, maximum turning length of 13.4 inches, maximum bar capacity of 1.75 inches, and a 6k spindle. The TM8i with X/Z travels of 8 x 20 inches has a maximum turning diameter of 14 inches, maximum turning length of 19 inches, maximum bar capacity of 2 inches, and a 4.8k spindle.
As with all Hurco machine tools, the greatest benefits of the slant-bed lathes reside within the integrated Hurco control. Some of the features customers find most helpful include the Solid Model Verification Graphics, Graphical Code Search, and DXF Transfer. The Solid Model Verification Graphics display a solid rendering of the tool path, including dynamic rotation, tool cut simulation, and dynamic view manipulation. You can view the rendered part as a quarter or half cut-away without the need to redraw it, each peck level can be optionally displayed to see as much detail as you need, choose from single step view and next tool change view.
INDIANAPOLIS – Hurco hosted Governor Mike Pence, business leaders, education leaders, and the media today for the announcement of the Governor's appointees to the Indiana Career Council, which is a 16-member board chaired by the Governor that was formed to increase coordination among those who work on the state’s education, jobs skills development and career training system. House Bill 1002: Indiana Career Council was passed in the Indiana House by a vote of 99-0, passed in the Senate by a vote of 47-0, and was signed into law by Governor Pence on April 15, 2013.
The press release from Governor Pence's office regarding today's event follows: “The time has come to begin to address Indiana’s skills gap,” said Governor Pence. “I am grateful to the individuals appointed today to the Indiana Career Council for their commitment to bring this goal to fruition. Their breadth and depth of experience make them uniquely qualified to drive comprehensive review, reform and realignment of educational, career training and job skills development efforts for the benefit and betterment of Indiana’s workforce. I am confident that the work of these appointees along with several key members of my cabinet, leaders from secondary and postsecondary education and members of the General Assembly will provide exceptional insight and perspective to lead all Hoosiers on a pathway to success and ensure Indiana’s future as A State that Works.” With extensive experience in the manufacturing industry, Joseph Loughrey has been appointed to the Indiana Career Council. Loughrey, of Indianapolis, served in a variety of roles including Vice Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer during his more than 35 year career at Cummins Inc. Recognized as a leading proponent of advanced manufacturing both in Indiana and nationwide, he served from 2005 to 2007 as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Manufacturing Institute and from 2007 to 2012 as Chairman of Conexus Indiana, an organization dedicated to promoting advanced manufacturing and logistics in Indiana. Loughrey is currently Chairman of the Board at Hillenbrand Inc. and is also serves on the Boards of The Vanguard Group, AB SKF, the Lumina Foundation for Education, and V Foundation for Cancer Research. Loughrey has earned a number of service awards including the Dick Johnson Leadership Award by the March of Dimes, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the William R. Laws Human Rights Award by the Human Rights Commission of Columbus, Indiana. Loughrey is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. Representing the business community, business entrepreneur, Gary Hobbs has been named to the Indiana Career Council. Hobbs, of Indianapolis, is the President of BWI, a development and construction management company in Indiana. He also serves as Managing Partner for HTECH Training, a leading provider of Project Management and Business Analysis advisory services. Prior to this position, he held a variety of roles at AT&T, Eli Lilly, and Roche Diagnostics. Hobbs served on the Governor’s transition team leading up to his inauguration in January. Hobbs also serves on the board of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and the Purdue Engineering & Education Advisory Board. Hobbs earned his undergraduate degree and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Purdue University. He also has an MBA from Purdue University and University of London. Executive Director of Policy, Planning and Outreach at Indiana University Health, Neil Pickett has been named to the Indiana Career Council to represent the Life Sciences industry. Prior to joining IU Health in 2009, Pickett, of Carmel, served for four years as Senior Policy Director in the Office of Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. Pickett worked for ten years at Eli Lilly and Company, where he held a number of corporate affairs and corporate strategy positions. He has also gained experience at the Hudson Institute, a public policy research institute, and he spent two years working as a journalist for the New Republic and the National Law Journal. Pickett was formerly a member of the Indiana State Board of Education. He earned his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University and his master’s degree from St. Antony’s College at Oxford University. Dan Waldrop, of Hobart, has been named to the Indiana Career Council. With more than 30 years of experience in the electrical industry and 14 years of experience as a labor representative, Waldrop will represent the labor community on the Council. Currently, Waldrop is the Business Manager and Financial Secretary at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 697. He is active within his community through both civic and philanthropic organizations, including currently serving as a Board Officer and immediate past chairperson of the American Red Cross of Northwest Indiana. Formerly, Waldrop frequently volunteered in local youth sports organizations. Pence also named Special Advisors to the Council, including:
INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco will showcase its completely revamped CNC machine tool line at Stand D60 in Hall 12 at EMO 2013 in Hannover, Germany, September 16-21. Machines on display include the VMX42i 3-axis mill, the VMX42SRTi 5-axis mill, the VMX24HSi high speed mill, and the mill turn TMX8MYSi multitasking lathe with sub-spindle. All of these “i” series mills include UltiMotionTM, Hurco’s patented motion control system that simultaneously improves surface finish quality while reducing cycle time by up to 30 percent. Additionally, all demonstrations will highlight the power of the Hurco integrated control technology that makes Hurco customers more productive and more profitable.
VMX42SRTi 5-Axis Mill
The swivel-head design of the Hurco 5-axis VMX42SRTi features a flush rotary table that is embedded, which provides an additional 3.5 inches of clearance in the Z-axis to support taller parts. Additionally, the rotary table operates with unlimited angular movement, which reduces cycle times because the table isn’t forced to unwind multiple times during the machining cycle, as tables that are limited to +/- 360 degrees are forced to do. Basic specifications of the VMX42SRTi include X/Y/Z travels of 42/24/24 inches, a 12K integral spindle, a 40-station swing-arm automatic tool changer, X/Y/Z rapids of 1,378/1,378/1,181 inches per minute, and the integrated Hurco control that includes both conversational and NC programming modes.
VMX24HSi High Speed Machining Mill
The VMX24HSi is the first High Speed Machining (HSM) mill Hurco has introduced in Europe. The VMX24HSi (X/Y/Z travels of 24/20/24 inches) is equipped with direct drive servos and other premium components to promote speed, accuracy, and repeatability, says a Hurco representative. The integral spindle has an 18k base speed spindle and is equipped with ABEC-7 ceramic hybrid bearings to manage the thermal issues associated with HSM. The air-over-oil spindle lubrication distributes oil evenly to the bearings and the faster Automatic Tool Changer with HSK tooling has a chip-to-chip time of 4.5 seconds.
While spindle speed, tooling, and machine rigidity are important aspects to the success of the HSM process, having a control that has the memory and processing power to handle the advanced tool paths generated by CAM systems is equally important. The Hurco integrated control is optimized for HSM with a 64-GB Solid State Drive, two gigabytes (2 GB) of memory, a 2-GHz Dual Core Intel Processor, processing speed up to 2,277 bps, and Dynamic Variable Look-Ahead capable of up to 10,000 blocks.
Known as the workhorse of the industry, the VMX42i, is designed from the ground up to withstand the high velocities and accelerations of today’s applications. It starts with a heavy, ribbed frame made of fine grain, high-grade cast iron. The double-nut, pre-tensioned ball screws are anchored at both ends for increased accuracy and rigidity. The linear rails on all Hurco machines are larger, and spaced for increased strength. But their quality goes far beyond mere size. We wedge lock the rails to a machined shoulder, which makes the machine more robust, instead of simply mounting them to a single surface.
The TMX8MYSi will represent Hurco’s line of slant-bed lathes with live tooling and sub-spindles. The Hurco turning center has a programmable synchronous sub-spindle with C-axis control and bi-directional part transfer capability in addition to other high performance specifications, such as rapids of 950 (X-axis) and 1,200 (Z-axis), peak spindle motor horsepower of 37.3, and a live tool turret with Y-axis capability. The all-digital control, drives, and motors with absolute encoders on all linear axes result in superior surface finish firstname.lastname@example.org
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INDIANAPOLIS, July 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hurco Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq:HURC), a leader in the development and manufacture of machine tools with integrated control technologies, announced today it has acquired the machine tool component business of LCM Srl, a designer and manufacturer of highly innovative high-end electro-mechanical components and accessories for machine tools. Mr. Gregory Volovic, President of Hurco Companies, Inc., said, “This strategic acquisition of an innovative business such as LCM further supports our mission to develop advanced machine tool technologies to support our customers, who need increasingly sophisticated and versatile CNC machine tools to stay competitive and to grow profitability. LCM has been an important supplier of components for us as we developed and introduced our SRT line of 5-axis machining centers that employs LCM’s direct drive spindle, swivel head, and rotary torque table to achieve superior simultaneous 5-axis machining. This acquisition will prove vital to our targeted growth plan, which supports the financial strength of our company, ensures product development agility, and will foster an expansion of LCM’s line of high-quality value-added technologies.”Based in Italy, LCM has been producing and selling mechanical and electro- mechanical components for machine tools since 1986. LCM’s team of technical experts has a wealth of knowledge in the design of direct drive electro-mechanical and torque technologies as well as quality control processes that ensure the reliability of their products while consistently meeting design specifications. This news release contains forward looking statements which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, among others, the cyclical nature of the machine tool industry, changes in general economic and business conditions that affect demand for our products, the risks of our international operations, changes in manufacturing markets, innovations by competitors, the ability to protect our intellectual property, fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, increases in prices of raw materials, quality and delivery performance by our vendors, changes in operations due to acquisitions or loss of key personnel, and governmental actions and initiatives including import and export restrictions and tariffs. About the CompanyHurco Companies, Inc. is an industrial technology company that designs and produces interactive computer controls, software and computerized machine tools for the worldwide metal cutting and metal forming industry. The end market for the Company's products consists primarily of independent job shops and short-run manufacturing operations within large corporations in industries such as aerospace, defense, medical equipment, energy, transportation and computer equipment. The Company is based in Indianapolis, Indiana, with manufacturing operations in Taiwan, China and Italy, and sells its products through direct and indirect sales forces throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. The Company has sales, application engineering support and service subsidiaries in China, England, France, Germany, India, Italy, Poland, Singapore, South Africa and the United States of America. Web Site: www.hurco.comContact: John G. Oblazney Vice President & Chief Financial Officer 317-293-5309