Hurco will be exhibiting two of its most popular and compact, entry-level machines at the show, on stand G200. The VM5i 3-axis machining centre will make its Southern Manufacturing and Electronics debut. The specification provides full machining centre performance, despite the machine being able to fit into a space that is less than 2 metres in height, depth and width. 8,000 rpm and 7.5 kW of power from the spindle plus a 16-station automatic toolchanger are provided. Additionally, the latest, updated XP version of the TM8i lathe will be shown. Already a Hurco best-seller, this new model boasts a more compact footprint and bigger spindle bore plus some innovative control system enhancements.
Hurco says its machine tool range is designed specifically to match the varied needs of today’s engineering subcontractors. The same Max5 control is fitted to the simplest 3-axis machining centre, the high specification 5-axis machines and the firm’s entire lathe range. Conversational prompts guide the user through the programming process, there are canned cycles for all of the usual routines, calc-assist to find intersection points and clear graphical representation of toolpath and component on the 9-inch colour LCD screen. Hurco says its customers gain the benefit of getting new operators up to speed quickly. They have no problems in producing one-offs or small volumes and tend to make less programming mistakes. The result, says the firm, is a first-off completed part with a minimum of fuss and effort.
See Hurco on stand G200 or visit www.hurco.co.uk for more information