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    Machining

    New driven tool lathes

    • By Hurco Europe Ltd
    • June 1, 2020
    • 2 minute read

    Hurco has now introduced a new range of CNC turning centres with live tooling in the turret. The three models, TM8Mi XP, TM10Mi XP and TM12Mi XP, cover the popular 8, 10 and 12-inch chuck sizes.

    Hurco previously sold the TMM range of driven tool lathe models but they were limited without the proprietary Max5 control that is on the company’s machining centres and features concurrent programming and recovery restart.

    The new lathe control system, an in-house development by Hurco’s software engineers is an all-digital control platform delivered alongside improvements to the design of the machine including a smaller footprint, roller guideways in the linear axes, a larger spindle bore and enhanced rigid tapping.

    A primary reason for developing the TM Mi XP range, in addition to adding the superior features of the Max5 control, was to ensure that driven tool milling is smooth and accurate. The machines include a servo-controlled C-axis and the capability to deploy driven tools at all turret positions, allowing milling and off-centre drilling to be performed in addition to normal turning operations.

    Two machines are currently in the UK, a demonstration machine at Hurco and another on trial at a customer’s factory. The first machines available for sale will arrive late June 2020. They will be the new 8-inch chuck models which, compared with the former TMM lathes, offer higher spindle power at 22.6kW, a spindle bore increased from 62 to 79mm, a draw tube diameter of 64.5mm, up from 52mm, and faster rapids at 30m/min rather than 24m/min. Coolant capacity has also increased.

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    New driven tool lathes

    Hurco has now introduced a new range of CNC turning centres with live tooling in the turret. The three models, TM8Mi XP, TM10Mi XP and TM12Mi XP, cover the popular 8, 10 and 12-inch chuck sizes.

    Hurco previously sold the TMM range of driven tool lathe models but they were limited without the proprietary Max5 control that is on the company’s machining centres and features concurrent programming and recovery restart.

    The new lathe control system, an in-house development by Hurco’s software engineers is an all-digital control platform delivered alongside improvements to the design of the machine including a smaller footprint, roller guideways in the linear axes, a larger spindle bore and enhanced rigid tapping.

    A primary reason for developing the TM Mi XP range, in addition to adding the superior features of the Max5 control, was to ensure that driven tool milling is smooth and accurate. The machines include a servo-controlled C-axis and the capability to deploy driven tools at all turret positions, allowing milling and off-centre drilling to be performed in addition to normal turning operations.

    Two machines are currently in the UK, a demonstration machine at Hurco and another on trial at a customer’s factory. The first machines available for sale will arrive late June 2020. They will be the new 8-inch chuck models which, compared with the former TMM lathes, offer higher spindle power at 22.6kW, a spindle bore increased from 62 to 79mm, a draw tube diameter of 64.5mm, up from 52mm, and faster rapids at 30m/min rather than 24m/min. Coolant capacity has also increased.