Gewefa ‘facing up’ at Hurco Open House
Gewefa UK will be exhibiting in the suppliers village at the forthcoming Hurco Christmas Open House and this year will be highlighting, among other products, its expertise as a supplier of face and taper toolholding products.
The Hurco Open House this year takes place on December 4th and 5th at the Hurco UK headquarters in High Wycombe.
A number of the newly introduced Hurco machining centres being featured at the event will be equipped with face and taper spindles. As a leading toolholding specialist, Gewefa supports users of these machines with a range of toolholders that is one of the most extensive available. It covers BT and DIN formats in SK30, 40 and 50 tapers to offer comprehensive capability for heavy duty and very high-speed machining applications. Toolholders are available as collet chucks, shell mills, face mills, shrink clamp, hydraulic chucks and in extended length and adaptor formats.
With its long-standing relationship with Hurco in the UK, Gewefa is the primary supplier of tooling packages supplied on new Hurco machines as well as equipment such as edge sensors.
In addition, Gewefa also supplies related toolholding products such as EWS static and driven tools, OTT spindle monitoring equipment, Pibomulti angle heads and speeders, Nann collets and Rineck heat shrink clamping machines.
Keith Warner, managing director of Gewefa UK, says: “The Hurco Open House is always well attended and we are delighted to be asked to participate again. “Gewefa personnel will be available to discuss all aspects of toolholding and related products with visitors and many of the operational machines will be running using Gewefa supplied equipment in what promises to be a very worthwhile and busy event.”
Hurco to present machining solutions for simple and complex components at Southern Manufacturing
At Southern Manufacturing 2018, Hurco will present its machining solutions for simple and complex components.
David Waghorn, managing director of High Wycombe-based Hurco Europe states: “A modern-day subcontract engineering business must focus on the immediate order book, but at the same time has to keep an eye on the future. It is essential to be as flexible as possible and to be able to advance seamlessly to the next level of technology.”
His point is that the Hurco machine tool range is designed specifically to meet this demand. The same Max5 control is fitted to the simplest 3-axis machining centre, the high specification 5-axis machines and the firm’s entire lathe range.
Conversational prompts guide the user through the programming process, there are canned cycles for all the usual routines, calc-assist to find intersection points and clear graphical representation of toolpath and component on the 9-inch colour LCD screen.
Hurco customers gain the benefit of getting new operators up to speed quickly. They have no problems in producing one-offs or small volumes and tend to make less programming mistakes. The result, says David Waghorn, is a first-off completed part with a minimum of fuss and effort.
Hurco will be exhibiting two of its most popular and compact, entry-level machines at the show. The VM5i 3-axis machining centre will make its Southern Manufacturing and Electronics debut. The specification provides full machining centre performance, despite the machine being able to fit into a space that is less than 2 metres in height, depth and width. 8,000 rpm and 7.5 kW of power from the spindle plus a 16-station automatic tool changer are provided.
Additionally, the latest, updated XP version of the TM8i lathe will be shown. Already a Hurco best-seller, this new model boasts a more compact footprint and bigger spindle bore plus some innovative control system enhancements.