Tornos, a manufacturer of CNC single-spindle sliding headstock turning machines for parts less than 36mm diameter; multi-spindle machines with numerical or cam control for parts up to 32mm diameter; and machining centers for complex parts 1dm3 in volume requiring high precision, kicked off a two-day open house with a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Customer Center outside Chicago. Also coinciding with the company’s 60th anniversary in the U.S., the open house featured industry seminars on medical, automotive, and additional manufacturing sectors.
Daniel Maerklin, president of Tornos US welcomed guests to the open house at the customer center, where guest toured a state-of-the-art showroom featuring Tornos’ machine line-up, a large spare parts inventory warehouse, and more accommodating office space for employee growth.
Machines on display
7mm new SwissNano US preview
Debuted at the event was the 7mm SwissNano model, with kinematics that enable turning, drilling, cutting, deburring, roughing, and finishing operations in higher capacity. While the 4mm bar capacity SwissNano entered medical, micromechanics, electronics, and dental segments, the 7mm accesses larger diameter parts in these markets.
Only slightly larger than the standard model, the SwissNano 7mm has a small footprint, is ergonomic, and boasts high thermal stability and precision.
Workpiece machining capacity is 7mm x 50mm, spindle output is 2.5kW, standard tools are 18. Supplementary machining functions – thread whirling for main machining operations, gear hobbing, polygon milling, cross-drilling for back-machining operations – have been added.
The new variant, the MultiSwiss 8×26, is designed based on the philosophy and the technology that proved successful on the MultiSwiss 6×14 and MultiSwiss 6×16 machines. The machine features mobile spindles with Z-axis, barrel indexing using torque motor technology, and a container housing all the peripherals required for machine operation. With an optimized machine footprint, the MultiSwiss 8×26 departs from conventional multi-spindle machines, providing the link between multi-spindle and single-spindle turning machines. The machines’ on-board technology means it can deliver cycle times equal to those of cam-operated multi-spindle turning machines.
The MultiSwiss 6×16 is an easy-to-use machine that has the same footprint as an automatic turning machine with sliding headstock, but is 5x more productive, producing high-quality parts with excellent levels of precision and finishes.