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Intelligent Machining Takes EMO by Storm   

Published: 10/1/2013

Of more than 30 machines sold from the Hurco stand at EMO 2013, nine were the new 5-axisVMX42SRTi​ vertical machining center with a swiveling B-axis head, which was making its European debut.


Three other sizes of 5-axis VMC in the manufacturer's latest 'i' series of intelligent machines were also sold. All the machines feature enhancements to machine control and connectivity as well as significantly reduced power consumption compared with earlier models.  Michael Auer, the Hurco manager in charge of the stand in Hannover, said, "The business climate appears to be very positive at the moment and there are strong signs that the European economy is coming out of recession. We welcomed 1,100 visitors onto our 400 m2 stand and were delighted with the interest shown in our products and the level of business it generated."

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Managing director of the company's UK headquarters, David Waghorn, commented, "There were quite a few visitors from Britain this year, which should generate extra business for us.  People seem to be receptive to the improved design of our latest machining centres and lathes – and our WinMax conversational control continues to be a major selling point."


"This year's show was the first EMO where visitors were able to see our patented UltiMotion software in action, with its dynamic look-ahead up to 10,000 blocks, allowing 25 to 30 per cent faster cycle times and improved surface finish.  Even the control hardware on our 'i'-series machines has been enhanced to include a solid state hard drive and to simplify servicing, making it even more reliable than before," explained Auer.