Hurco revolutionized the machine tool industry in 1978 when our co-founder, Gerald Roch, developed shop floor programming for mills, dubbed Hurco Conversational. Powered by our WinMax®control software platform, conversational is better than ever with an enhanced graphical interface, simplified programming, and intuitive software features that eliminate redundancy.
Simply put, conversational programming with WinMax® will save you time and give you peace of mind—especially when you need to hire/train employees because it uses "machinist language" so it is easy to learn and easy to use. No need to invest in a CAD/CAM system or hire an experienced G-Code machinist. Our conversational programming method steps you through the programming process visually.
Four steps and your machine will be making chips.
STEP 1 Part Setup Load the stock on the table and establish a Part Zero (work offset) that will be the program reference point.
STEP 2 Tool Setup The WinMax® Tool & Material Library makes setup is even easier. Set up each tool one time and you're finished—the parameters are stored with the control so you just recall the tool the next time.
STEP 3 Part Programming The graphical user interface of WinMax® makes programming easy and straightforward. Not only does a well-designed user interface increase productivity and minimize frustration, it also minimizes the learning curve for new employees so they spend less time training and more time contributing to the bottom line.
STEP 4 Graphical Verification The Advanced Verification Graphics with 3D solid rendering of the part, including dynamic rotation and real time tool display, make proving out the part a snap. View the part from any angle without needing to redraw it.
To learn more about specific conversational features of the Hurco mill control, simply click on a picture in the carousel above and the text appears in the box to the right. Pay special attention to features denoted as Hurco Exclusive or 5-Star—these ratings were assigned by our Applications Engineers, based on their industry/machining expertise and customer input.