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
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.