HURCO Machine Tools
Hurco Machine Tool is a leader in the machine tool industry, supplying customers with the most user-friendly computerized machine systems for the worldwide metal cutting industry. Hurco’s “Smarter Machines” can help the manufacturers to create parts faster, which generates greater profits. Hurco has a global network of manufacturing, distribution, and service operations that are committed to providing the most effective solutions to the parts-production industry.
As the skills gap continues and labor shortages mount, automation allows shops to maximize the contribution of their existing employees, increase productivity, and increase machine utilization. While traditional automation focused on mass production manufacturing, Hurco customers require automation that is flexible enough for high-mix manufacturing.
Why Hurco Developed Automation for High-Mix Manufacturing
Hurco’s mission is to help customers be more productive and profitable by delivering manufacturing technologies that make sense for high-mix manufacturing. After they interviewed customers, did research, and vetted automation partners, Hurco developed Practical Job Shop Automation to eliminate the problems job shops had experienced with automation—inflexibility, complex integrations, complicated robot programming.
How Practical Job Shop Automation Helps Hurco Customers
The key advantage of Hurco’s automation for high-mix manufacturing is the complete integration of the robot into the Hurco control. This control integration gives our customers complete control over their automation—quick changeover (less than 5 minutes), flexibility (ability to move the robot to another Hurco machine), quick installation, and no robot programming (everything is done on the Hurco control’s Automation Job Manager feature).
If you can program a Hurco, you can program the robot.
Hurco CNC Machining Centers Make Shops More Profitable
Nobody Makes 5-Axis Easier than Hurco
Ten years ago, we set a goal as a company to manufacture the best 5-axis CNC machining centers with the best control and software in the industry. The reason is simple: we determined 5-axis technology would make our customers more profitable. Our 5-axis CNC machining centers, equipped with the integrated Hurco control, are simply the best in the industry. Nobody does 5-axis better than Hurco. And nobody gets you from print to part faster.