Hurco Expanded 5-axis machining centre range
Designed for the manufacture of large components, Hurco's dual-column DCX range offers long travels in the X and Y axes.
The bridge that carries the Y-axis moving elements provides a stiff, thermally stable structure for consistently accurate machining, while the high capacity table allows easy loading of heavy components by fork lift or crane.
The 3-axis DCX range already offers five model variants ranging in size from the DCX22i with its 2,200 x 1,700 x 750 mm working volume to the DCX42i with 4,200 x 2,600 x 1,100 mm travels and 16 tonnes table load capacity.
Hurco recently upgraded to a new supplier of the 2-axis spindle head that drives the 5-axis versions of these machines and is now able to offer a high-torque HSK-A100 taper / 12,000 rpm option in addition to the established HSK-A63 / 18,000 rpm specification.
The first model to be built with the German designed and manufactured 2-axis HSK-A100 head is the DCX32-26-5Si, due for launch in early 2021. Rotary motions of the rigid fork arrangement with torque motor direct drives is ± 360 degrees in the C-axis and ± 110 degrees in the B-axis. The simultaneous 5-axis motion suits the machining of complex 3D shapes or draft angles while keeping cutter length to a minimum.