CNC Lathe for Performance Turning

​​​CNC Lathes for Performance Turning

The TMX series of CNC Lathes are a true slant-bed lathe with all-digital drives and motors with absolute encoders on all linear axes. With increased travels, more horsepower and torque, increased rigidity, faster rapids, faster acceleration/deceleration rates, and a programmable tailstock, the TMX CNC turning centers are built for rigorous cycles.​

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CNC Lathes Performance Series Overview

The TMX slant-bed CNC ​lathes are ideal for medium-sized batches and larger. They have many of the design specifications required for high performance turning.       

  • Design + Construction: It starts with a certified Meehanite® casting, which provides superb dampening characteristics that inhibit thermal deformation and twisting. This robust machine tool features oversized Z-axis guide rails that are strategically spaced to provide excellent support to the cross slide. A wide saddle increases rigidity even further. Ultimately, all of these design features mean the TMX lathes can withstand heavier loads and more momentum.
  • Servo Turret: Fast Duplomatic servo turret with 12-tool stations is designed to provide faster and more accurate tool indexes. You can use any combination of ID and OD tool holders.
  • Heat Isolation System: Because heat is the enemy of machine tools, we’ve designed our TMX lathes to promote thermal stability by isolating heat producing components and adding a spindle chiller.
  • Machining Capacity: The generous turning diameter and turning length allows a wide range of part sizes and applications.
       


       

       

Benefit from Our 50+ Years of Experience

For over five decades Hurco has continually focused on the development of technology that yields measurable productivity improvements for our customers. Our years of experience provide us the knowledge to build rigid and reliable CNC turning centers with the most powerfully simplistic, user-friendly CNC control​ technology in the industry. Our experience has also allowed us to implement a unique business model within the machine tool industry that expands our global supply chain, manufacturing, and distribution capabilities. This proven system benefits our customers because we are able to ship our machine tools with shorter lead times than most competitors. Additionally, we are able to continue product development schedules and targeted technology growth even during difficult economic cycles because our efficiency promotes financial stability.        

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CNC Lathe Control Features

​Our control technology is the greatest advantage of our lathes because the technology we develop yields the greatest opportunity for our customers to increase profitability via increased productivity. With large capacity memory, a fast processor, and multiple control features that minimize setup time, you will benefit from a control that helps you get from print to part faster.
Premium Components + Expert Design
  • Spindle Motor and Drive: The spindles on the Hurco TMX Series of slant-bed CNC lathes utilize poly-V belts, which are ideal for turning. The spindle speed ranges have been engineered for the best metal removal rate for a given chuck size, up to 6,000 rpm. We use precision steel bearings packed with lifetime grease, which results in a maintenance-free lubrication. The brushless, AC motor drives the spindle and delivers impressive power and torque.
  • Guide ways: The guide mechanism for the axes is fitted with precision linear ball rails. Our linear rails are built with the same precision grinding technology used in the manufacture of bearings because this technology provides superior acceleration and deceleration performance at full load-carrying capacity in all directions. Using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) technology, the size and spacing of the linear ball rails have been carefully matched to the machine’s static (precision boring) and dynamic (cutting and traversing) operating requirements. Each bearing block is independently and automatically lubricated to promote long life.
  • Ball Screws: For feed drive elements, Hurco only uses premium, quality designed, pre-tensioned ball screws.  With up to 98% efficiency, the re-circulating ball nut ensures low friction power transmission from the screw to the slide. This guarantees the combination of high accuracy, high rapid traverse rates, and high feed thrust. Large diameter X-axis and Z-axis double nut ball screws are hardened and ground, centered between the guide ways, and anchored at both ends with pre-loaded ABEC-7 precision class angular contact thrust bearings. This combination prevents backlash and provides outstanding positioning repeatability with virtually no thermal growth. 
  • Axis Drives: To maintain a leading edge in motion control technology all ball screws are driven by Yaskawa or Rexroth servo systems with closed-loop adaptive tuning and high-resolution feedback to obtain the utmost in system performance and reliability. The AC servo motors are direct-coupled to the ball screws for the highest level of accuracy. The brushless AC servo drive motors provide high torque to inertia ratio for the axis drives. The X and Z axis motors deliver impressive torque for peak thrust during heavy cuts.
 
 
 


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