U Series - 5 Axis Trunnion Table

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Trunnion Table 5-Axis CNC Makes 5-Sided Machining Easy

The efficient design of the Hurco 5-axis cnc trunnion table machining centers (U Series) is a key benefit to consider—we use an integrated trunnion table instead of simply sticking a trunnion table on a 3-axis machining center and passing it off as a 5-axis CNC machine. The integrated trunnion table design provides more clearance in the Z-axis compared to other brands.​

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Benefits of Trunnion 5-Axis CNC Mill​

Easy transition from 3-axis machining. The 5-axis trunnion style machining centers are an ideal configuration for 5-sided machining, especially if you've always worked on a 3-axis machine because the trunnion style design uses the same principles as 3-axis (i.e., you still machine in a linear fashion, but you just machine more sides). This means less training, less setup time, and more flexibility. 

More clearance in Z-axis
. The integrated design of the trunnion table 5-axis milling machine gives you more clearance in Z, especially compared to 3-axis VMCs with a trunnion table added to simulate a 5-axis machining center. 

Seamless integration
. Seamless integration of pneumatic and/or hydraulic fixtures is another benefit. We purposely designed the U-Series 5-axis CNC mills so you can easily feed the cables for these types of fixtures through the casting. 

Better undercut + larger work volume + more torque
. Other reasons to choose the trunnion style configuration include better undercut capability because the trunnion rotates 110 degrees, it allows you to reach more complex geometry on the part, compared to machines that only tilt 90 degrees. Compared to a swivel head design, the trunnion style gives you a larger work volume because you don’t have to compensate for the space used by the swivel head with the tool attached.

Benefit from Our 50+ Years of Experience

Since 1968, 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 5 axis machining centers with the most powerfully simplistic, user-friendly 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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Don’t Get Left Behind​

According to benchmark data from Modern Machine Shop magazine, 44% of the highest performing shops in the U.S. use 5th axis positioning. Just as Hurco led the industry in the transition from manual machining to CNC machining with the invention of conversational programming, we have led the industry in the transition from 3-axis machining to 5-axis positioning (or 5-sided machining). At Hurco, customer productivity (which leads to customer profitability) is the primary criterion we use when deciding where to devote our research and development resources. Decades ago, the Hurco engineering team determined that 5-axis CNC machining, in particular, 5-sided machining, could significantly increase productivity at job shops. We set a path to become the experts and revolutionized the industry with the development of control technology that optimizes the process for full 5-axis and 5-sided (3+2).

With 5-sided CNC machining, also called 3+2, you reduce setup time, increase accuracy, and expand your shop’s capability for future simultaneous 5-axis work. The key to our success in helping machinists make the transition from 3-axis to 5-sided machining lies within the conversational programming features of the Hurco control, such as Transform Plane and 3D Import that creates Transform Planes automatically.
When you invest in a Hurco 5-axis machining center, you get two machines in one. A machine that will immediately increase the profit margin of the parts you’re producing on a 3-axis machining center due to the powerful 5-sided programming​ (no CAM needed) and a rigid machine that is fully compatible with CAD/CAM packages for simultaneous 5-axis.

Productivity Options

See what productivity options are available to enhance your machining processes.​

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