The Hurco VMX42SRTi 5-axis machine with a direct-drive C-axis rotary table 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 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.
Hurco also has a larger VMX60SRTi with X/Y/Z travels of 60/26/24 inches, a 12K spindle standard, a 40-station swing-arm automatic tool changer, X/Y/Z rapids of 1,181/1,181/787 inches per minute, and weighs 20,000 pounds. Both the VMX60SRTi and VMX42SRTi benefit from the unlimited angular movement of the rotary table, compared to some competitive machines that are often limited to +/-360 degrees, which requires the table to unwind multiple times during the cycle.