The Hurco DCX22i twin-column, bridge-type, vertical machining centre (VMC) with eight tonnes table load capacity is now the largest item of prismatic machining equipment at Jones Nuttall Precision Engineering, Warrington. The machine is well specified with a 40-station tool magazine, 12,000 rpm/18 kW spindle and rapids of 32 m/min in the X/Y axes and 24 m/min in Z, which is also the maximum cutting feed rate.
The DCX22i brings to 12 the number of machining centres in use at Jones Nuttall, all of them supplied by Hurco, there being eight VM30i models and other VMCs also in operation. Additionally, a third of the lathes on site are Hurcos, both of them bar-fed. The TM10 has a 10-inch chuck while the 8-inch chuck TMM8 includes live tooling and a C-axis.
Jones Nuttall opted for Hurco equipment due to the high build quality and spindle power of both the machining centres and lathes.