New drive design: Hurco improves lathe performance

Hurco has now optimised the drives on its TMX 10MYi lathe: the main spindle drive has been changed from a belt drive to a motor spindle. This reduces braking and acceleration times for the main spindle, and also makes the risk of the drive belt slipping a thing of the past. The TMX 10MYi lathe is ideally suited for processing workpieces made from bar material and for processing sawn workpieces in the chuck.

Simple transition from manual lathe-work
The CNC turning centers in Hurco’s TMi series were designed for universal turning applications, and simplify the transition from manual lathe-work.

“Its small footprint, large working area and efficient chip management system make single piece and small series production economical. The versatility of its processes – driven tools, Y-axis, workpiece transfers and counter spindle processing – shorten and simplify the machining process. Workpiece handover means less reclamping. This reduces the potential for errors caused by reclamping inaccuracies,” explained Michael Auer, Managing Director of Hurco GmbH.

High output thanks to intuitive control system
The machines’ integrated CNC control systems are based on Hurco’s own user-friendly “WinMax” control software. Its dialog-based operation guides the user through the logical
sequence from machining step to machining step, and makes the machine programming easy to learn and intuitive to use. This reduces the necessary set-up and programming times to a minimum while maximising the machine output. Accordingly, it offers high cost-effectiveness for companies that perform prototyping or single piece, small series or contract manufacturing.

For further details contact Hurco South Africa on TEL: 849 5600 or visit