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.

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