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Hurco Companies, Inc. (Indianapolis, IN) featured three of its latest vertical machining centers, along with the new TM8 slant-bed CNC turning center, at Westec.

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Hurco Companies, Inc. (Indianapolis, IN) featured three of its latest vertical machining centers, along with the new TM8 slant-bed CNC turning center, at Westec. While all of the machines are designed for stand-alone use in any shop or situation, the combination of the Hurco TM Series slant-bed turning centers with a Hurco vertical machining center creates a cost-effective solution to mill-turn machines.

The Hurco VM1—one of the fastest growing vertical machining centers in North America—has a large work envelope (26x14x18”) combined with a small, efficient working footprint (71.9x62.5") that makes it attractive for most applications. The Hurco VM1 uses the same control found on every Hurco machine that allows users to choose the best machining process for the job: Hurco conversational, G-Code, off-line CAM programming or even CAD imports (DXF files).

The VM3 is a legitimate 50" X-travel machine that is ideal for manufacturing long parts while not demanding excessive floor space. A solidly built, one-piece machine base comes standard with a 40-taper, 8,000-rpm spindle. It also has a 16-pocket, swing-arm automatic tool changer. The VM3 comes standard with Hurco’s Max control that allows users to choose the best machining process for the job: Hurco conversational, G-Code, off-line CAM programming or even CAD imports (DXF files). 

The TM Series CNC slant-bed turning centers feature the smallest footprint in the industry compared to similar capacity machines. Options and accessories are “plug and play”. The TM8 turning center was designed to handle bar, chucker and tailstock work. This is a true slant-bed lathe with an eight-inch chuck.

The VMX Series VMC—designed for total shop floor flexibility and speed in every area—features a dual-screen UltiMax control that allows users to match the most efficient machining process to the job—whether it be conversational, G-Code, off-line CAM programming or CAD file imports. The increased metal removal rates and higher feedrates significantly decrease part cycle times. The VMX provides greater part accuracy and better surface finish by using digital drives, larger ball screws, larger linear rails and heavier servo drives. The VMX 42 features a large work cube (42x24x24) with a very small footprint.