At the inaugural edition of the imX (interactive manufacturing experience) event, Hurco will showcase its control expertise and emphasize the benefits of five-sided machining. Scheduled for September 12-14 in Las Vegas, imX aims to depart from the traditional trade show model and provide an interactive, educational experience.
The company’s display will include its five-axis VMX30U and VMX42SR machining centers, which are designed with specific control technology to increase profitability for shops of all sizes.
The company says its control features robust NC capabilities required for simultaneous five-axis operations, including full Fanuc comopatibility, a 40-GB hard drive, 2 GB of RAM, a USB port, processing speeds as fast as 2,277 bps, and programmable feed rates ranging to 600 ipm. In addition to these NC capabilities, the company offers conversational programming that is said to make five-sided machining straightforward, intuitive and user-friendly, thereby minimizing training.
According to the company, the majority of five-axis machines in the United States are used to reduce setup time and eliminate the typical flipping of parts that is required on three-axis machines. Customers who switch from three to five axes increase both accuracy and profit margin per part. The company also offers an educational Web site, fiveaxismachining.com, that covers the benefits of converting from three to five axes.
One-on-one attention from applications and sales engineers at the imX booth will help attendees calculate how quickly their investment in Hurco technology will pay for itself, the company says. In addition to five-axis machines, the company will showcase one of its turn-mills, the TMX8MYS lathe with live tooling and subspindle, as well as the VMX50 machining center.