HSM Built to Handle High-Speed Machining

Hurco, amerimold 2014 Booth 117

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Equipped with premium components to handle the rigors of high-speed machining, the Hurco (Booth 117) VMX42HSi high-speed mill features direct drive servos, an 18,000-rpm integral spindle and X-Y-Z travels of 42"×24"×24". The automatic toolchanger supports HSK tooling and offers a chip-to-chip time of 4.5 sec. Air-over-oil spindle lubrication distributes oil evenly and prevents bearings from grease starvation, the company says.

The machine also is equipped with Hurco’s UltiMotion motion control system, which is said to reduce cycle time as much as 30 percent while simultaneously improving the surface finish quality of molds. UltiMotion uses complex software algorithms for motion planning instead of conventional hardware, which means it optimizes look-ahead as much as 10,000 blocks, Hurco says

The durable VMX42HSi is built to retain accuracy with larger linear rails that are strategically spaced and mounted to a machined shoulder for increased rigidity. The linear rails also are wedge-locked to the frame to reduce vibration, unlike the faster face-milled process. Double-nut, pre-tensioned ballscrews are anchored at both ends to increase accuracy and rigidity.

According to Hurco, the integrated control is optimized for the advanced tool paths generated by CAM systems with a 64-GB solid state drive, 2 GB of memory, a 2-GHz dual-core Intel processor and processing speed as fast as 2,277 bps.

Visit Hurco and other leading equipment suppliers and service providers at amerimold 2014 - June 11-12, 2014, at Novi, MI's Suburban Collection Showplace.