Hurco to show machining centres and turning centres at MACH 2010

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Hurco's stand 5458, at MACH 2010, will see the introduction of new vertical machining centres and turning centres.

The twin-column, bridge-type DCX22-40 machining centre offers travels of 2,200 mm X-axis, 1,700 mm Y-axis and 750 mm Z-axis, with 24 m/min rapids and a 2,100 mm by 1,600 mm pallet. The VMX-SR range of 5-axis machining centres is designed with a B-axis swivel head and a horizontal rotary C-axis table, to tackle complex, multi-sided parts. The machine on show has travels in X, Y and Z-axis of 1,525 mm, 660 mm and 610 mm respectively, with 30 m/min rapid traverse in X and Y-axis, 20 m/min in Z-axis. The 5-axis VMX42U machining centre has X,Y and Z-axis travels of 1,067 mm, 610 mm and 520 mm, respectively. The machine can accommodate workpieces weighing up to 250 kg. Rapids traverses are 35 m/min in X and Y-axis, 30 m/min in Z-axis. Hurco has introduced an upgrade to its VM range of vertical machining centres, by adding around 50 mm to the Y and Z axes and providing a 10,000 rpm spindle as standard. Designated VM10, VM20 and VM30, the new, 3-axis models also have a faster, electronic, 20-station swing-arm toolchanger to minimise non-cutting time, improving productivity and reliability. Rapid traverses are now 24 m/min in all axes. The two smaller models, VM10 and VM20, will be demonstrated at MACH. Respective X, Y and Z travels are 660 mm, 406 mm and 508 mm, on the VM10, and 1,016 mm, 508 mm and 508 mm on the VM20. The only Hurco machining centre at this year's exhibition that appeared at MACH 2008 will be the VMX24t with 610 mm X-axis, 508 Y-axis and 610 mm Z-axis travels. The TMX8 production lathe has a maximum cutting diameter of 356 mm and a cutting length up to 533 mm. An installed weight of five tonnes gives sufficient rigidity to enable Hurco to quote a positioning accuracy of ± 5 microns, with repeatability of half that figure. The 10-inch-chuck TMM10, as well as standard 2-axis turning capability, incorporates live cutters in each of the 12 VDI tool positions. Driven tool power and speed are up to 7 kW (peak) and 5,000 rpm, respectively, to enable milling operations and off-centre drilling on turned parts. The smaller capacity TM6 lathe, without driven tooling, will also be on the stand. [Products covered: CNC machining centres, vertical machining centres, turning centres]