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Featuring a small footprint aand one-piece cast iron bed, Hurco's TM8 lathe has a slant-bed design, 10 standard tools and a maximum cutting diameter of 12". Its three-jaw, 8" chuck can acommodate workpieces as long as 18.8" with diameters ranging to 2". With XZ axis travels of 8" × 20", the lathe features a 19-hp spindle that can reach speeds as fast as 4,800 rpm. Rapid traverse rates are 750 ipm in the X axis and 945 ipm in the Z axis. Poisitioning accuracy is ± 0.0002", and repeatability is ±0.0001".
The lathe is equipped with the company's Max control, which accepts both conversational and NC programming. Verification graphics with 3D solid rendering allow users to see cuts graphically before they are made. According to the company, this saves time and money by avoiding mistakes on real stock.
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