Hurco's BX40Ui, a new double column bridge design five axis machineClick image to enlarge

The Hurco BX40Ui 5-Axis CNC is a new double-column machining center, with trunnion table mounted along the Y-axis.

The ladder structure and double column design provides rigidity and support to the head casting. With an 18k motorized spindle and oversized linear guide rollers, the BX40Ui is well designed for a wide range of applications. Additionally, the bridge structure is isolated from part weight and operates in a stable and predictable manner. Exceptional cutting feed rates are achieved with patented high speed motion technology called UltiMotion that simultaneously reduces cycle times by up to 30% or more and delivers outstanding surface finish quality.

The BX40Ui differs from other bridge-type 5-Axis CNC machines due to the integrated Hurco control powered by WinMax control software and UltiMotion. The control helps machinists and job shops be more productive and profitable by supporting multiple programming methods: conversational for 5-sided programming with no CAM system needed; NC for simultaneous 5-axis; and a Hurco-specific feature called NC/Conversational Merge that optimizes efficiency even further. The newest control feature called 3D Import is advantageous for Hurco five axis machines because the control software creates Transform Planes automatically for easy 5-sided conversational programming that eliminates data entry requirements.

UltiMotion is the sophisticated motion control system invented by Hurco that determines the optimal trajectory to run the tool, provides consistent programmed feed rates and reduces cycle time. With UltiMotion, cornering velocity is 2.5 times faster than conventional motion and machine jerk is reduced by half. UltiMotion includes up to 10,000 blocks of dynamic look ahead and is smart enough to adapt as required by the tool path. UltiMotion is different than the smoothing features offered by CAD/CAM software and improves upon CAM output by providing better handling of the machine mechanics and dynamics. All Hurco CNC machining centers are equipped with UltiMotion.

Remote machine monitoring now on DMG/Mori Seiki machines

As of June 1, 2013, all new DMG/Mori Seiki machines equipped with MAPPS control with an MTConnect Standard V1.1 compliant MTConnect Adapter.

Insert selection app

Walter has introduced a new app that shows insert selection with the latest Walter grades and chip breaker geometries for their application.

Versatile five axis machining for small and heavier workpieces

Heller Machine Tool's HF series five axis horizontal machine centres are designed for machining complex prismatic parts from lighter, smaller workpieces to heavier parts with a table load of up to 363 kg (800 lb).

Factory operations and machining control software

Okuma America Corp. has released Connect Plan, a software-based system for collecting and measuring data to adjust processes for increased productivity.

On-machine tool measurement with non-contact tool setter

Renishaw has launched NC4+ Blue, a new non-contact tool setter for on-machine tool measurement.

Stay In Touch

twitter facebook linkedIn