Hurco Introduces the VMXDi Series of CNC Machines

With the new direct drive spindle, the VMXDi series has a better surface finish, quieter spindle and less head growth, the company adds.

With the new direct drive spindle, the VMXDi series has a better surface finish, quieter spindle and less head growth, the company adds.

Hurco Introduces the VMXDi Series of CNC Machines. Image courtesy of Hurco.

Hurco has taken the workhorse VMXi Series of performance CNC machines and launched its newest iteration that features a direct drive spindle. The new VMXDi Series includes the VMX24Di (travels 24x20x24-in.), VMX30Di (travels 30x20x24-in.), and the VMX42Di (travels 42x24x24-in.). 

The VMXi series is known for its performance whether customers are running batch production or die/mold work, the company reports. With the new direct drive spindle, the VMXDi series has a better surface finish, quieter spindle and less head growth, the company adds. It also includes a 15,000-rpm spindle, improved chip-to-chip time (2000 rpm, 12-in. Z-travel in 4 seconds), faster spindle acceleration and deceleration (0-15,000 rpm in 3.2 seconds, 15,000 to 0 rpm in 2.4 seconds). T

The Hurco VMX42Di is equipped with the Hurco control powered by WinMax software and the motion system called UltiMotion. The control helps support many programming methods: conversational programming; NC programming; and a Hurco-specific feature called NC/Conversational Merge that optimizes efficiency. Additionally, the Hurco control’s technical specifications feature 4GB RAM, 128GB solid-state drive and 10,000 block look ahead. 

UltiMotion is the motion control system invented by Hurco that reduces cycle time and improves surface finish quality by determining the optimal trajectory to run the tool, providing consistent programmed feed rates, the company notes. With up to 10,000 blocks of dynamic variable look ahead, UltiMotion can adapt as required by the tool path and achieves fast cornering velocity. 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, according to teh company. Hurco equips Ultimotion on all Hurco CNC machining centers and it works automatically without any setup required. 

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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