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Hurco Introduces 2-meter Turning Center   

Published: 4/12/2011

INDIANAPOLIS--The Hurco TM18L is a true slant-bed lathe with a maximum cutting length of 79.4 inches (approximately 2 meters) to accommodate longer stock sizes, which are required for many turned parts manufactured for the aerospace, energy, and mining industries. Weighing 15 tons, the TM18L was designed and manufactured with meticulous attention to detail to create a rigid turning center that can handle heavy stock without vibration or chatter. The turning center has a steady rest to support long stock sizes, a two-speed gear box to provide high torque when needed, and optional chuck sizes up to 24 inches.

The TM18L has X/Z travels of 17 x 80 inches, a swing over cross slide of 25.6 inches, and a bar capacity of 6.5 inches. The 1.6K spindle has 53.6 hp and max spindle motor torque of 1,252 ft lbs @225 rpm, and the TM18L has rapids of 787 inches/minute.  As with all Hurco machine tools, the Hurco control powered by WinMax gives customers the freedom to program on the shop floor with Hurco’s patented conversational programming or to download files directly from their CAD/CAM workstations because all Hurco controls include both NC and conversational programming capabilities. The TM18L is now the largest turning center in Hurco’s lineup and promotes profitable production of small to medium sized lots of turned parts. Other Hurco turning centers include the TM6, TM8, TM10, TMX8, and TMX10. Hurco also has multi-tasking turning centers in both the performance TMM Series and the high performance TMX Series.
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About Hurco Companies, Inc.

Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Hurco manufactures sophisticated, yet shop floor friendly machine tools designed for virtually any application and budget. The flagship VMX Series is a production-oriented line of mills designed for speed while the high performance TMX Series is its counterpart in the lathe category. The popular VM Series of mills and the TM Series of lathes combine small footprints with huge work cubes and best-in-class features. The U Series and SR Series feature application machines with 5-axis technology. The TMM Series includes lathes equipped with live tooling for multi-tasking. Each machining center and turning center from Hurco includes the integrated Hurco control with WinMax® which has multiple programming methods and is the most efficient way for machine shops to increase productivity.