PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Advanced CNC Systems from NUM Extend Competitive Edge


Advanced CNC systems from NUM are helping U.S. machine tool manufacturer Bourn & Koch, Inc. to extend its competitive edge in the market by using state-of-the art machine control software. Following a highly successful project to migrate control of powerful 7-axis horizontal gear hobbers to NUM’s Flexium CNC platform, the company is now standardizing on this control technology for an extensive range of its gear production machines.

Bourn & Koch chose to upgrade to NUM’s Flexium CNC on its 25H – 400H Series II gear hobbers, starting with the 400H. The speed and power of this machine mean that it can replace as many as seven older style gear production machines, making it a popular choice with companies machining large precision components such as bull and cluster gears, worms, shafts, splines and pinions. Capable of accommodating work pieces up to 400 mm (16 in) in diameter, the 400H has an axial travel capability of 1,168 mm (46 inch) as standard and can be customized for the production of even longer parts.

Both companies and their customers benefit from this collaboration. Jointly-developed conversational software has been cited by a number of Bourn & Koch customers as a factor in their machine purchasing decisions.

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