Hurco Machines Enables Quality Performance
PMTS 2019: Hurco’s TMM8i CNC live tool lathe is designed to enable static and performance in addition to dampening properties inhibiting thermal deformation and twisting.
The Hurco TMM8i CNC live tool lathe is designed to enable static and performance in addition to dampening properties inhibiting thermal deformation and twisting. The tool lathe features 23.15" between centers, a 4,800-rpm spindle speed, 258 foot-pounds of spindle torque and bar capacity of as much as 2.04". Also, the lathe can integrate with robotics to enable automation.
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