HURCO Quick Setup Lunch & Learn Workshop Wednesday March 28th, 2018
Machinery Sales Co. (MASCO) will hold a HURCO Quick Setup Lunch & Learn Workshop on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
11:00AM until 2:00 PM.
Quick change-over is essential for a shop to process numerous jobs in small batches. Quick changeover is the amount of time taken to change a piece of equipment from producing the last good piece of a production lot to the first good piece of the next production lot. In a high-mix low volume job shop environment quick setup is a make or break criteria.
HURCO has several unique advantages over other machines that greatly reduces setup time. When a new job requires several new tools, this time reduction can be the difference between making a good profit or not. HURCO specialists will be demonstrating the rapid tool setting capability of the HURCO MAX 5 CNC Control.
Programs can easily be created on the shop floor, using the WinMax CNC Control which is handy for machining of vise jaws or fixtures. HURCO also has the ability to easy mix, match and merge conversational programs with NC G-Code Programs using the convenient NC/Conversational MERGE feature.
Also on hand at Machinery Sales Co., will be Brian Harrigan of Chick Workholding. Chick Workholding can save time and money to further reduce setup time and enable faster changeover from job to job. Chick will demonstrate innovative vise products and packages for precision CNC machines that include the One-Lok, Qwik-Lok and Multi-Lok.
Also, Renishaw specialists will be at MASCO Lunch & Learn to demonstrate that the addition of a tool touch or laser probe can help streamline the tool setting process tremendously. It can even help speed up the setup of jobs with fewer tools as well.
The typical learning curve for the HURCO is normally a day or two with the operator gaining complete confidence within a week. The built-in graphics verification and simulation allows the operator to see the program detail visually before actually cutting the first part. Many HURCO shops have come to realize that having the easy of use of the HURCO MAX 5 Control can be a complete game changer to provide them with a much needed competitive advantage.