On demonstration will be the latest solid model import option, which is said to be capable of reducing programming times even further. Whereas previously only 2D DXF files could be loaded directly into the control to create conversational data blocks, it is now possible to import 3D STEP or IGES files, including splines and Z depths. For machining five-sided parts, transform plane commands are calculated automatically.
Two of Hurco's best-selling machines will be on the stand. One will be the Hurco VM10i machining centre, which despite having a working volume of 660 by 406 by 508 mm fits into a compact space on the shop floor. Steel-cutting demonstrations on the VM10i will take place throughout the show.
Sharing equal prominence will be a Hurco TM8i XP 2-axis CNC lathe, which turns parts up to 356 mm in diameter by 525 mm long, and is well suited to bar work up to 64 mm diameter. The performance of this compact turning machine is complemented by the Max5 control. Simple, easy-to-follow graphics guide the user through tooling selection and all operations.
The latest XP model enhancements mean that concurrent programming, improved graphics, roller guideways and faster rapids are standard features. The slant-bed lathe is supplied as standard with a 6” hydraulic three-jaw chuck, parts catcher and swarf conveyor. Vouchers for coolant and lubricant from MacInnes Tooling, as well as tooling from Dormer Pramet, are being offered.