Control Includes Three Remote Jog Options

Hurco’s Max5 control includes 80 ergonomic design features based on usability testing with the company’s customers.

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Hurco’s Max5 control includes 80 ergonomic design features based on usability testing with the company’s customers. Key features of the control include a keypad that is adjustable by 90 degrees and a 19" LCD screen with touchscreen navigation that includes a second folding auxiliary screen with die cast stainless hinges. The verification graphics screen has been redesigned so the machinist can customize what information appears: full-screen verification graphics, digital readout (DRO), or both. The user can select the full-screen DRO or Mini-DRO instead of the graphics screen to best suit the task at hand, be it programming, machining or concurrent operations, such as running the current job while simultaneously programming another job.

The Hurco Max5 control has three remote jog options: standard, LCD and LCD wireless. The LCD units enable the machinist to set up tools and parts right from the remote jog unit. All jog units feature a large, 70-mm hand wheel with finger cup spinner, graspable overmolded body, integrated flashlight, magnetic base and T-slot tongue.

The control includes WinMax software featuring AdaptiPath, a conversational pocketing feature used in some CAD/CAM packages that increases metal removal rates, supports rest machining, reduces cycle time and extends tool life due to controlled engagement cutting. According to Hurco, AdaptiPath creates a smooth tool path motion, controls chip load, provides constant tool engagement and also includes rest machining. With rest machining, larger-diameter tools are used to efficiently remove material, followed by a rest machining pass that uses a smaller cutter to access the areas of the feature that the larger tool couldn’t access. The faster material removal reduces cycle time, especially for pocketing applications.

The Max5 can also benefit NC shops with features such as the Job List, which enables users to group files together and run them sequentially without operator intervention. Job List promotes automation, lights-out machining, program stitching, file bundling and adaptive processes.

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