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  • Hurco IMTS 2016 General Press Release

      INDIANAPOLIS— Hurco will bring the spirit of Indianapolis, the location of the company’s worldwide headquarters since its founding in 1968, to McCorm...Read more  >>Tags: Event
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    INDIANAPOLIS— Hurco will bring the spirit of Indianapolis, the location of the company’s worldwide headquarters since its founding in 1968, to McCormick Place for IMTS 2016. Since Indianapolis is home to the single largest one-day sporting event, the Indianapolis 500, Hurco created a scaled down version of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, complete with a blimp and leaderboard, for their booth where IMTS attendees can race RC IndyCars. Attendees can check www.hurco.com/imts to see what hours open racing will take place and/or to register for a spot to race competitively. Prizes will also be announced on the website.

     

    “With all of the hype that surrounded the 100th Running of the Indy 500 this past May, we decided to use IMTS not only to showcase our CNC machines and control technology, but to showcase our home and bring the excitement of IndyCar to the show,” said Maggie Smith, Marketing Manager of Hurco.

     

    “In addition to sponsoring IndyCar team Ed Carpenter Racing (ECR) with drivers Ed Carpenter and Josef Newgarden, the team uses our CNC machines at their machine shop. Since we know that both racing and machining rely on speed, power, and precision to succeed, we thought the race to profitability theme would be a fun way to showcase how Hurco CNC machines make our customers more profitable,” said Smith.

     

    In addition to the IndyCar centerpiece RC track, nine machines will be on display at the Hurco booth and a working model of our new 3D print head adapter. New machines include the high speed double-column bridge type BX40i; the new open bed CNC mill, the HTM30i; the new 5-axis CNC machining center VC600i; and popular models from the other product lines, such as the 5-axis VMX42SWi CNC machining center, the 3-axis VMX6030i, the trunnion style 5-axis VM10Ui, the high speed 3-axis VMX24HSi CNC machine equipped with an Erowa robot, the general performance 3-axis VM20i, the TMX10MYSi slant-bed lathe with live tooling and subspindle, and the general purpose TM6i slant-bed lathe. Hurco’s new 3D print head adapter that connects to Hurco CNC mills for accelerated prototyping will be demonstrated at the booth.

     

     

     

    Published: 6/16/2016 |  4:34 PM
  • Hurco to Demonstrate 3D Print Head Adapter for CNC Machines at IMTS

    INDIANAPOLIS— Owners of Hurco vertical machining centers will have the ability to transform their WinMax part programs to a 3D printed rapid prototype dir...Read more  >>Tags: Event, Product

    INDIANAPOLIS— Owners of Hurco vertical machining centers will have the ability to transform their WinMax part programs to a 3D printed rapid prototype directly on their CNC machine using an optional spindle-powered wireless accessory Hurco will unveil at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS). The 3D Print Head which extrudes plastic PLA filament will be exhibited at the Hurco booth and at the Additive Conference.

     

    “The new Hurco 3D Print Head takes commercial desktop 3D printing technology to the next level allowing users to take full advantage of the size of the machining center.  The portable accessory is powered and controlled by spindle rotation, so there are no wires to install, and it can easily be moved to other Hurco machining centers within a shop,” said Greg Volovic, President of Hurco Companies, Inc.

     

    “We’ve designed this product to make it easy for people who have no solid modeling experience. Hurco’s WinMax programming environment is the most versatile on the market today with our powerful conversational programming that is known for its user-friendly and intuitive user interface and the control’s support of standard M&G code programming. With this release, we’ve added support for additive manufacturing to the control,” said Volovic. 

     

    “The Hurco control’s WinMax software gives users powerful graphics tools to develop even the most complex 3D shapes quickly and efficiently with conversational programming. Once you program the part, simply select the WinMax 3D Print button to start the build process on the Hurco CNC machine. Alternately, you can send the model to a commercial 3D printer,” said Fred Gross, engineering manager at Hurco.

     

    “So many of our customers are true innovators and I know this product is going to accelerate their prototyping process. They will be able to turn their ideas into reality quickly and efficiently without ever making a chip,” said Volovic.

     

    Click here to download a free trial of WinMax with 3D Print

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    About Hurco: Hurco's targeted markets for the company's products are primarily independent job shops and short-run manufacturing operations within large corporations in industries such as aerospace, defense, medical equipment, energy, transportation and computer equipment. Based in Indianapolis, Hurco also has manufacturing operations in Taiwan, Italy, and China, and sells its products through direct and indirect sales forces throughout North America and South America, Europe, and Asia, and has sales, application engineering support and service subsidiaries in China, England, France, Germany, India, Italy, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, the USA, and Taiwan.

    Published: 6/15/2016 |  1:00 PM
  • Hurco holds its annual IndyCar Fast Friday VIP event at Indianapolis Headquarters

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco held its annual IndyCar Fast Friday VIP event in May. Customers throughout the Midwest toured Hurco’s international headquarters in the...Read more  >>Tags: Event

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco held its annual IndyCar Fast Friday VIP event in May. Customers throughout the Midwest toured Hurco’s international headquarters in the morning and proceeded to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway where they were treated to a VIP experience from Hurco’s IndyCar partner Ed Carpenter Racing (ECR). Each year, attendees participate in some racing-themed competition. This year, they raced against one another for cash prizes on classic Indianapolis 500 video game simulators.

     

    The winners were:
    1st place - $200 – Scott Haycraft from Hannibal Machine
    2nd place $100 – Matt Weida from Canton Gear
    3rd place $50 – Dennis Young from Stellar Technologies

     

    In addition to machine demonstrations at Hurco, several of Hurco’s distributor partners attended the event and the following industry vendors exhibited: Iscar, MillStar, WorkNC, Algra Tooling, Bucci Industries, Rego-Fix, Hangsterfer’s, Jergens, and Allied Machine & Engineering.

     

    After the open house at Hurco, attendees were shuttled to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) where they had full suite access to ECR’s suite located in the famed Pagoda, behind-the-scenes garage tours and pit passes.

     

    After the open house at Hurco, attendees were shuttled to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) where they had full suite access to ECR’s suite located in the famed Pagoda, behind-the-scenes garage tours and pit passes.

     

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    Published: 6/15/2016 |  10:10 AM
  • Hurco Introduces Double Column Bridge-Type Machine

    The Hurco BX40i double-column (bridge-type) CNC machine     INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco will unveil the BX40i double-column (bridge-type) CNC machine at IMTS 20...Read more  >>Tags: Product, Event
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    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco will unveil the BX40i double-column (bridge-type) CNC machine at IMTS 2016. The stability of the double-column design and the overall weight of the machine (20,062 lbs.) provide exceptional accuracy and outstanding surface finish capabilities. While designed specifically for the mold market and aerospace industry, the BX40i meets the needs of any high speed machining application that requires tighter tolerances while allowing the machine to operate at optimum spindle speeds due to the machine design.

     

    With the double-column design, there is less tool deflection and less vibration compared to a single column CNC machine and less thermal deformation due to the fact that the heat only affects the bridge structure in a straight line instead of occurring on both the X and Y axes.  Another advantage is the fact that the spindle is closer to the mass of the machine on a double-column machine, which provides increased rigidity. Additionally, the BX40i is built with size 45 roller rails on all axes and linear scales are standard.

     

    The Hurco BX40i differs from other bridge type CNC machines due to the integrated Hurco control powered by WinMax® control software and the patented motion system called UltiMotion®. The flexibility of the Hurco control makes machinists more productive and job shops more profitable because it supports multiple programming methods: conversational programming that minimizes idle time that occurs when waiting for the CAD/CAM station; industry standard NC programming; and a Hurco-specific feature called NC/Conversational Merge that optimizes efficiency even further.

     

    UltiMotion is the sophisticated motion control software system Hurco invented that determines the optimal trajectory to run the tool and achieves programmed feed rates more consistently, reducing cycle time by as much as 30 percent or more, depending on the complexity of the part, while improving surface finish quality. With UltiMotion, cornering velocity is 2.5 times faster than conventional motion and machine jerk is reduced by at least 50 percent. Instead of fixed look-ahead, UltiMotion includes dynamic look ahead that is smart enough to adapt as required by the tool path. UltiMotion is different than the smoothing features offered by CAD/CAM software and improves upon even excellent CAM output because it provides better handling of the machine mechanics and dynamics. All Hurco CNC machining centers are equipped with UltiMotion.

     

    BX40i specifications:

    Table Size 41.3" x 27.6"
    Table Load 2,204 lbs
    XYZ Travels 27.6" x 40.2" x 19.7"
    XYZ Rapids 1,535 ipm (Direct Drive Ballscrews)
    Spindle Taper HSK 63A
    Spindle RPM 18,000 (motorized)
    Spindle HP 47
    Spindle Torque 88 ft-lbs @ 2,800rpm
    ATC Stations 30
    Machine Weight 20,062 lbs

     

    In addition to the BX40i, Hurco will exhibit its new open bed CNC mill, the HTM30i; its new 3D print head adapter that connects to Hurco CNC mills for accelerated prototyping; the new 5-axis CNC machining center VC600i; and popular models from the other product lines, including the 5-axis VMX42SWi CNC machining center; the 3-axis VMX6030i; the trunnion style 5-axis VM10Ui; the high speed 3-axis VMX24HSi CNC machine; the general performance 3-axis VM20i; the TMX10MYSi slant-bed lathe with live tooling and subspindle; and the general purpose TM6i slant-bed lathe.

    Published: 6/7/2016 |  12:01 PM
  • Hurco to exhibit 5-axis VMX42SRTi and 3-axis VM10i at the Elliott Matsuura Booth

    The Hurco VMX42SRTi 5-axis machine with a direct-drive C-axis rotary table is valuable for many applications, but has specific benefits for the aerospace ...Read more  >>Tags: Event, Product

    The Hurco VMX42SRTi 5-axis machine with a direct-drive C-axis rotary table is valuable for many applications, but has specific benefits for the aerospace industry. The design of the VMX42SRTi features a flush rotary torque table that provides a larger work cube and manufacturing flexibility. For 5-axis parts, the embedded C-axis rotary table supports taller parts due to more than 3.5 additional inches in Z. For 3-axis work, the increased table size supports parts up to 42 x 24 inches. Basic specifications of the VMX42SRTi include X/Y/Z travels of 42/24/24 inches, a 12K spindle standard, a 40-station swing-arm ATC, 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 in addition to Hurco’s exclusive NC/Conversational Merge feature.

     

    Hurco will also exhibit the general purpose VM10i 3-axis mill with X/Y/Z travels of 26 x 16 x 20 inches, a 10K spindle standard, a 20-station swing-arm ATC, and X/Y/Z rapids of 945 inches per minute. Additionally, both Hurco machines are equipped with UltiMotion. Invented by Hurco, UltiMotion is a sophisticated motion control system that simultaneously reduces cycle time and improves surface finish quality due to the software algorithms that provide dynamic variable look-ahead up to 10,000 blocks.

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    Published: 3/7/2016 |  1:00 PM
  • Hurco to Debut New CNC Honing Capability at Motorsports Show

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco Companies, Inc., has chosen the Performance Racing Industry trade show as the venue to unveil the company’s new CNC Honing feature. Eng...Read more  >>Tags: Product, Event

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco Companies, Inc., has chosen the Performance Racing Industry trade show as the venue to unveil the company’s new CNC Honing feature. Engineers from Hurco and Bates Technologies worked together to implement stroke honing and air gauging for one of Hurco’s Fortune 500 customers earlier this year and the company is now offering this capability to other customers. The ability to expand the flexibility of the CNC machine to perform honing operations eliminates the need for dedicated CNC honing machines.

     

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    The Hurco VMX42i, considered the workhorse of the industry, will be used to demonstrate CNC honing. The VMX42i has X/Y/Z travels of 42” x 24” x 24”, a dual-wound 12,000 RPM spindle that provides more torque at a lower base speed without requiring a gearbox, a wider table that extends across the entire Y-axis and moves completely forward in the work cube for easy operator access, and a 30-station swing-arm ATC.

     

     

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    Other demonstrations that are advantageous to the motorsports industry will be conducted by Hurco customers. Mast Motorsports will showcase head porting and head machining on the VMX42SWi, a 5-axis machine that utilizes a swivel head for the B-axis that has travels of +/- 90 degrees and a rotary table for the A-axis. The VMX42SWi has X/Y/Z travels of 42” x 24” x 24”, a 12,000 RPM dual-wound Yaskawa spindle motor, fast 1,378 ipm rapid traverse rates (X and Y axes), larger linear rails that are wedge locked and mounted to a machined shoulder to increase rigidity, and a 40-station swing-arm automatic tool changer (ATC). The lead engineer from Mast Motorsports will be on-hand to answer questions about the demonstration.

     

    TMM8i

    Hurco and their IndyCar partner Carpenter Fisher Harman Racing (CFHR) will machine a damper part the race team manufactures at their Hurco CNC Machine Shop in Indianapolis on the TMM8i slant-bed lathe with live tooling. The lead machinist from CFHR will be on hand to answer questions about the demonstration. The TMM8i has a 2-inch bar capacity and an 8-inch chuck with a maximum turning diameter of 25 inches and maximum turning length of 79.4 inches. The fast servo turret provides fast and accurate tool indexes with the ability to use any combination of ID and OD tool holders. The C-axis programs to .001 degree and it is standard on the Hurco lathes with live tooling unlike many competitive models.

     

    The unique advantage of Hurco CNC machines is the flexibility of the control because it empowers the machinist to determine the most efficient way to program the part whether it be CAD/CAM and Industry Standard NC, or Conversational Programming. This type of flexibility is especially valuable for the racing industry because the machinist can program the part right at the control with conversational programming and rely on the sophisticated verification graphics to prove out the part before machining.

     

    Robbie Ott, lead machinist for CFHR said, "I especially like using the Hurco when building prototypes. Just recently we built prototype damper parts. And like with most prototypes, we did not succeed the first time. Hurco gave us the flexibility to make modifications quickly and easily without starting from scratch."

     

    Another IndyCar machinist Shane Sievers said the flexibility of the control makes the need for quick turnaround easy, “In a lot of ways, we’re like a prototype shop. I’ll get a call when the team is on the race track and they’ll say they need a part tomorrow morning. Sometimes I have a print. Sometimes I sketch it out on a piece of paper. The Hurco control makes it easy to get the part from my head to the control…the Hurcos are made to handle that kind of quick turnaround and the need for flexibility.”

    Published: 10/14/2015 |  1:00 PM
  • Gage Machine Tool Sales Rep Wins Top 5 Award at Hurco National Meeting

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq:HURC), held its annual awards banquet in Indianapolis to acknowledge the team of accomplished distributors and ...Read more  >>Tags: Event

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq:HURC), held its annual awards banquet in Indianapolis to acknowledge the team of accomplished distributors and agents throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico, and South America who represent Hurco. The national meeting of Hurco distributor partners was held at the Colts Sports Complex this year to kick off the new partnership Hurco has established with the local NFL team. Banquet attendees had the chance to snap a picture with the Super Bowl XLI Trophy that was on display and to access restricted areas of the complex, such as the player locker rooms, the indoor practice field, weight room, film room, and lounge/game room.

     

    Jon Doell of Gage Machine Tool, the full-service distributor that represents Hurco in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and northwestern Missouri, was the second most successful sales representative in North America, earning him the Top 5 Sales Representative Award from Hurco. Other recipients of the Hurco Top Sales Representative Award were Jim Braun (#1), of Braun Machinery, Tim Navalta (#3) of Braun Machinery, Tom Drazkowski (#4) of Stone Machinery, and Bryan Recktenwald (#5) of ACI Machine Tools.

     

    The distributors were also recognized for their achievements in representing Hurco. The Top 5 Distributors in order were Braun Machinery (Michigan), Reynolds Machinery (Ohio), Brooks Associates (Massachusetts), ACI Machine Tools (Kentucky), and Stone Machinery (Minnesota).

     

    CJ Smith Machinery Company (Missouri) won the Top Distributor Market Share Award and Top Distributor Growth went to Dynamic International (Wisconsin).

     

    Hurco also welcomed new distributors Crotts & Saunders (representing Hurco in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and southeastern West Virginia), COSA Intermaquinas (representing Hurco in Brazil, South America), MDI Machine Tools (representing Hurco in southeastern Texas), and Motch & Eichele Company (representing Hurco in western Pennsylvania).

     

     


    Fred Braun (left) accepts the Top Unit Sales Award for Braun Machinery from Joe Braun, Hurco Vice President of Marketing and Product Management. Fred Braun also accepted the Top Sales Representative Award for Jim Braun, General Manager of Braun Machinery.

     

     

     


    Jon Doell of Gage Machine Tool (left) accepts the Top Five Sales Representative Award from Joe Braun, Hurco Vice President of Marketing and Product Management.

     

     


    Tim Navalta of Braun Machinery (left) accepts the Top Five Sales Representative Award from Joe Braun, Hurco Vice President of Marketing and Product Management.

     

     


    Tom Drazkowski (left) of Stone Machinery accepts the Top Five Sales Representative Award from Joe Braun, Hurco Vice President of Marketing and Product Management. Stone Machinery also won the Top Five Distributor Award for units sold.

     

     


    Bryan Recktenwald (left) of ACI Machine Tool Sales accepts the Top Five Sales Representative Award from Joe Braun, Hurco Vice President of Marketing and Product Management.

     

     


    Scott Mays (left) of Reynolds Machinery accepts the Top Five Distributor Award from Joe Braun, Hurco Vice President of Marketing and Product Management.

     

     


    Joe Klier (left) of Brooks Associates accepts the Top Five Distributor Award from Joe Braun, Hurco Vice President of Marketing and Product Management.

     

     


    George McMichael (right) of ACI Machine Tool Sales accepts the Top Five Distributor Award from Joe Braun, Hurco Vice President of Marketing and Product Management.

     

     


    David Smith (left) of CJ Smith Machinery Company accepts the Top Market Share Award from Joe Braun, Hurco Vice President of Marketing and Product Management.

     

     


    Vince Ferrara (left) of Dynamic International accepts the Top Distributor Growth Award from Joe Braun, Hurco Vice President of Marketing and Product Management.

     

    Published: 9/15/2015 |  1:00 PM
  • Hurco Launches New MAX5 Control

    ​INDIANAPOLIS—“Maximum usability is the foundation of the new control from Hurco that is referred to as Max5,” said Maggie Smith, Marketing Manager for ...Read more  >>Tags: Product, Event

    INDIANAPOLIS—“Maximum usability is the foundation of the new control from Hurco that is referred to as Max5,” said Maggie Smith, Marketing Manager for Hurco Companies, Inc. “The numerous ergonomic features are a testament to the collaborative relationship we share with our customers, who tested preliminary designs of MAX5 and gave their feedback during multiple usability tests we hosted during the development process. We incorporated more than 80 changes based on those usability tests. That’s why we feel comfortable saying the MAX5 control was designed and built for machinists: customer refined and customer approved,” said Smith.

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    Key features of the Hurco MAX5 control include a keypad that is adjustable up to 90 degrees, a 19-inch LCD screen with touch-screen navigation that includes a second folding auxiliary screen with die-cast stainless hinges, which is standard on most models in the company’s 65-model lineup.

     

    The verification graphics screen has been redesigned so the machinist can customize what information appears: full screen verification graphics, digital readout (DRO), or both. The new full screen DRO or Mini-DRO can be selected instead of the graphics screen to best suit the task at hand, be it programming, machining or concurrent operations (running the current job while simultaneously programming another job). Additionally, the new Quick Menu minimizes multiple button presses so the machinist can quickly access the information needed.

     

    The Hurco MAX5 control has three remote jog options: standard, LCD, and LCD wireless. The LCD units allow the machinist to set up tools and parts right from the remote jog unit. All jog units feature a large 70 mm hand wheel with finger cup spinner, graspable over molded body, integrated flashlight, magnetic base, and T-slot tongue.

     

    In addition to the ergonomic design of the control, intuitive navigation, and three remote jog unit options, Hurco has included new WinMax® software features that will make customers more productive and more profitable whether they use conversational programming on the shop floor or Industry Standard NC.

     

    “One of the new WinMax® software features of the MAX 5 control is AdaptiPathTM, a conversational pocketing feature used in high-end CAD/CAM packages that increases metal removal rates, supports rest machining, reduces cycle time, and extends tool life due to controlled engagement cutting. AdaptiPath creates a smooth tool path motion, controls chip load, provides constant tool engagement, and also includes rest machining. With rest machining, larger diameter tools can be used to efficiently remove material, followed by a rest machining pass that uses a smaller cutter to access the areas of the feature that the larger tool couldn’t access. The faster material removal significantly reduces cycle time, especially for pocketing applications. Our test cut results showed that AdaptiPath was 60% faster: 02:21 with AdaptiPath compared to 06:09 without it,” Smith said.

     

    “The Hurco MAX5 is also equipped with features that benefit NC shops, such as the new Job List feature that lets you group files together and run them sequentially without operator intervention. Job List promotes automation, lights-out machining, program stitching, file bundling, and adaptive processes,” Smith continued.

    Published: 8/3/2015 |  1:33 PM
  • Hurco Announces Take 5 for 5-Axis Initiative

    INDIANAPOLIS—In an effort to galvanize manufacturers to evaluate the merits of 5-sided machining for traditional 3-axis parts with features on all five si...Read more  >>Tags: Event, Product

    INDIANAPOLIS—In an effort to galvanize manufacturers to evaluate the merits of 5-sided machining for traditional 3-axis parts with features on all five sides, Hurco announced a major initiative called Take 5 for 5-axis. 

     

    “We are dedicated to helping shops increase profit margins and productivity by developing sophisticated control technology that is intuitive, easy to learn, and easy to use. Because we know that adopting a 5-sided process is the most efficient way to instantly increase profit margins on existing parts, we’ve dedicated substantial engineering and R&D resources to 5-axis technology during the last decade and significantly expanded our product lineup,” said Maggie Smith, Marketing Manager for Hurco Companies, Inc.

     

    “Purchasing a 5-axis machine is truly an investment in the future that pays dividends today,” continued Smith. “When a shop invests in a 5-axis mill and runs their existing parts on the 5-axis employing 5-sided machining, or 3+2 as it is sometimes called, they immediately reduce setup time, increase accuracy, and reduce cycle time on those parts. In the future, they can bid on the more complex 5-axis simultaneous work, or full 5-axis. Not only do they expand their capabilities and customer base, they help their employees expand their skills,” said Smith.

    The Take 5 initiative includes the redesign and relaunch of an educational website dedicated to 5-axis and 5-sided: 5-axis.org; a 5-axis webinar hosted by Modern Machine Shop; and the introduction of five Hurco 5-axis models: the VMX30UHSi, VMX42HSRTi, VMX84SWi, VMX60SWi, and VMX60Ui.


    Hurco 5-axis high speed VMX30UHSi mill

    The VMX30UHSi is a trunnion-style 5-axis machine equipped with a high-speed 18,000 rpm integral motorized spindle. As with all U-Series Hurco 5-axis machines, the VMX30UHSi was designed with an integrated trunnion table, which provides more clearance in the Z-axis and facilitates heavier parts, instead of just mounting a table on a 3-axis machine. The second new trunnion-style 5-axis machine from Hurco is the VMX60Ui, which has a 12,000 rpm spindle and X/Y/Z travels of 60/26/26.5 inches.

     

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    The two new SWi machines added to the lineup are the VMX84SWi with X/Y/Z travels of 84/34/30 inches and the VMX42SWi with travels of 42/24/24 inches. The SWi models offer 4-axis rotary functionality utilizing the same B-axis swivel head design as the aforementioned SRTi models, but can equipped with an optional A-style rotary table that meets your needs instead of the C-axis table that is on the SRTi models.

    The VMX42HSRTi has a swivel-head design with direct drive, rotary, torque table (C-axis) and is equipped with a high-speed 18,000 rpm integral motorized spindle. The VMX42HSRTi has X/Y/Z travels of 42/24/24 and the table’s working surface is 50 x 24 inches. All of the SRTi 5-axis machines provide maximum manufacturing versatility to support a high mix of parts: complex simultaneous 5-axis parts; 5-sided parts; and because the rotary torque table is embedded, the generous working surface of the table supports secondary operations, 3-axis work, or even plate work. Additionally, the stout table supports heavier loads and the rotary torque table has unlimited angular movement instead of just 360 degrees that is often standard throughout the industry.

    To learn more, go to www.hurco.com/take5

     

    Hurco Companies, Inc.
    One Technology Way
    P.O. Box 68180
    Indianapolis, IN 46268

    www.hurco.com
    info@hurco.com
    800.634.2416


    Published: 5/12/2015 |  4:02 PM
  • Hurco CNC Machine Technology at Brooks and Greenleaf booths at EASTEC

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco distributor Brooks Associates will demonstrate the power of Hurco 5-axis technology at Eastec Booth 1206. The Hurco 5-axis VMX30Ui has ...Read more  >>Tags: Event

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco distributor Brooks Associates will demonstrate the power of Hurco 5-axis technology at Eastec Booth 1206. The Hurco 5-axis Hurco 5-Axis VMX30UiVMX30Ui has an integrated trunnion-style 5-axis machine with X/Y/Z travels of 30/20/20.5 inches, a 12,000 rpm spindle, and rapid traverses in the X and Y axes of 1,378 inches per minute and 1,181 inches per minute in the Y-axis. As with all Hurco U-Series 5-axis machines, the VMX30Ui was designed with an integrated trunnion table, which provides more clearance in the Z-axis and facilitates heavier parts, instead of just mounting a table on a 3-axis machine. Additionally, it is equipped with the integrated Hurco control that has numerous features for easy 5-sided conversational programming that eliminates the need for a CAM system. The versatility of the control is especially valuable to job shops because it supports both conversational programming and Industry Standard NC. Brooks Associates will also exhibit the Hurco VMX24HSi high-speed mill and the TM6i slant-bed lathe.

     

    Greenleaf Corporation will exhibit the Hurco VM10i mill at Booth 5317. The VM10i has a small footprint with a large work cube. At both booths, attendees will see Hurco’s patented motion system in action. UltiMotion was invented by Hurco and simultaneously reduces cycle time up to 30% and improves surface finish quality.

     
    Brooks Associates
    300 Longwater Drive, Unit A
    Norwell, MA 02061

    Website: www.brooksmachinery.com
    Email: sales@brooksmachinery.com
    Phone: 781-871-3400

    Published: 4/29/2015 |  10:00 AM
  • Hurco 5-Axis North American Tour Kicks Off at Machinery Sales Company Open House in California

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco’s “Take 5 for 5-axis” North American Tour will stop in Southern California at the Machinery Sales Co. (MASCO) Open House May 6th and Ma...Read more  >>Tags: Event

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco’s “Take 5 for 5-axis” North American Tour will stop in Southern California at the Machinery Sales Co. (MASCO) Open House May 6th and May 7th from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Take 5 Tour is traveling across the USA to expose shop owners to 5-axis technology that will expand their profit power and their people power.

     

    The Hurco 5-axis tour kicks off with a webinar April 16th and then hits the road with stops at the showrooms of our valued distributor partners in addition to trade shows throughout the USA,” said Maggie Smith, Marketing Manager for Hurco Companies, Inc. “Additionally, we have launched a new 5-axis educational website called 5-axis.org, which contains materials and webinars designed to help shop owners and machinists learn about five axis machining at their own pace,” continued Smith.

     

    Attendees at the MASCO Open House will learn how to determine whether transitioning to a 5-sided process for existing work will benefit their business, how to decide which configuration of 5-axis machine has the most benefits for their parts, and what questions to ask sales engineers during the purchasing process. The second session will focus on simultaneous 5-axis machining.

     

    MASCO Open HouseIn addition to informing attendees about 5-axis CNC mills, Mike Cope, Senior Product Specialist for Hurco, will educate attendees about the myriad of issues surrounding 5-axis machining, including workholding, tool path strategies, and CAD/CAM packages. Cope is a machinist, former shop owner, and applications engineer. He is the author of the Machinist CNC Blog and has been the featured speaker at numerous industry events throughout the USA, Canada, and Asia.

     

    Registration for the MASCO open house is appreciated, but not required. To register, go to www.mchysales.com , call (800) 588-8111, or email mail@mchysales.com  

     

    Machinery Sales Co. (MASCO) 
    17253 Chestnut Street, 
    City of Industry, California 91748

    Published: 4/29/2015 |  9:50 AM