Machine tool builder Hurco (Indianapolis, Indiana) has announced a partnership with the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT), an organization that provides services and resources to entrepreneurs and businesses. As part of the partnership, Hurco has provided CCAT with a VMX42U five-axis machining center to help the organization assist small machining business find ways to increase efficiency, productivity and profitability.
CCAT uses the machine at its laboratory to highlight benefits of process improvement and to prove out processes and various types of technologies for area manufacturers. THe open software architecture of the Hurco control system was a key factor in the organization’s selection of the VMX42U, says Greg Volovic, executive vice president of technology and operations at Hurco. “CCAT’s advanced technology can communicate with the Hurco machining center wirelessly and is able to seamlessly interface due to the open software architecture incorporated into our advanced WinMax control software,” he says.