At 250 square metres, computer numerical control (CNC) machine tool maker Hurco will have one of the biggest stands at this year’s Mach 2012 exhibition.
The VMX30U is proving to be most popular of three Hurco five axis machines on show because of its high capacity and power in a compact footprint. This 40-position toolchanger machine will be on show for the first time at MACH and will be demonstrated cutting a huge steel cutter tip.
The demonstration shows five sided conversational programming, using the transform-plane feature, plus fully simultaneous five axis finishing.
The 20-tonne DCX 22 dual column machine with 2,200 mm x 1,700 mm x 750 mm travels and six tonnes table load capacity will occupy a large part of the stand. On show for the first time, the machine at the show is already sold and is one of two DCX22 machines due for delivery to UK customers during April 2012.
Completing Hurco’s metalcutting machine line-up at MACH will be the VMX42SR 5-axis machining centre with horizontal rotary table and swiveling B axis.
This type of 5-axis configuration is becoming increasingly popular because, in addition to the space on the rotary table for 5-sided machining, there is also room on the machine table for a vice that allows the sixth side of a previously machined component to be accessed for a second operation. The result is a complete component off after every cycle.
Representative of Hurco’s 14 CNC lathes will be a TMM10 with 18 kW spindle and 250 mm chuck, plus milling capability on its entire 12 virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) 40, axial tools.
There will also be a TMX8MY, which will be shown for the first time at a MACH show. It is a heavily built, powerful, higher performance lathe with VDI 40 driven, radial tooling with the extra flexibility and agility that is offered by the addition of a Y axis.
To support the anticipated increase in visitor numbers, the company will have more than 20 staff at stand 5560 working continuously throughout the show.