Press Release Summary:
With 64 mm bar capacity, TMX8 has maximum cutting diameter of 345 mm, cutting length of up to 533 mm, and positioning accuracy of Â±5 microns. Unit has main spindle power of 27 kW and allows 307 Nm of torque to be generated at 833 rpm. Live cutters with 7 kW peak power and capable of 5,000 rpm may be fitted in each of 12 VDI tool positions in servo-driven turret, while station-to-station turret index time is 0.3 sec.
Original Press Release:
New Turning Centre from Hurco
For mill-turning complex components in a single set-up, Hurco has added a new turning centre to its range of 6-, 8- and 10-inch chuck lathes. The company has chosen the 8-inch capacity machine with 64 mm bar capacity to be the first to be equipped with driven tooling.
Designated TMX8, the machine will eventually be available in Y-axis version (TMX8MY) and with an optional, programmable counter-spindle with 0.001 degree C-axis control (TMX8MYS). Alternatively, a programmable tailstock could be fitted.
Compared with previous models in Hurco's lathe range, the new machine has increased travels, giving a maximum cutting diameter of 345 mm and a cutting length of up to 533 mm. Faster acceleration and deceleration have been provided to minimise idle time.
An increase in main spindle power to 27 kW (peak) allows 307 Nm of torque to be generated at 833 rpm. Live cutters with 7 kW peak power and capable of 5,000 rpm may be fitted in each of the 12 VDI tool positions in the servo-driven turret. Station-to-station turret index time is 0.3 sec.
An installed weight of over five tonnes gives sufficient rigidity to enable Hurco to quote a positioning accuracy of ± 5 microns and repeatability of half that figure.
The easy-to-program WinMax control allows simple conversational commands to be used, which together with the clear graphical display of the component and toolpath as it is programmed, makes the machine an attractive proposition for small-volume and even one-off manufacture. Although the control can handle the company's ISNC code and macro programming as standard, there is no need to employ people with G-code skills.
David Waghorn, Managing Director Hurco Europe Ltd, Halifax Road, Cressex Business Park, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP12 3SN.
Tel: 01494 442222. Fax: 01494 443350.
Web site: www.hurco.co.uk