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Next Generation of Entry Level Machines



With its launch of the Swiss DT 26, Tornos now offers two machines in its segment that are based on similar aesthetics and design platform. However, the kinematics and dimensions are different. Philippe Charles, head of Product Management Swiss-type said, "We wanted to develop a high performance machine with exceptional power levels for turning bars up to 25.4 mm diameter. The challenge for our engineers was to exceed customer expectations and in the process, maintain a competitive market price. The expectations from the market are different for a 13 mm machine and for a 25.4 mm machine. Whereas competitors base the design of a 20 or 26 mm machine on the same structure as a 12 or 16 mm capacity machine, the fine tuning of the kinematics on the Swiss DT 26 gives it a performance and productivity lead over alternate machines."

As an entry level 5-axis turning center with two C-axes, and the larger sister model of the recently introduced Swiss DT 13, the Swiss DT 26 shares the design of the Swiss DT 13. But the structural similarities end there. The new Swiss DT 26 has a larger working envelope to enhance operator visibility and access. Unlike the smaller Swiss DT 13 with a smaller footprint and a depth of 870 mm, the Swiss DT 26 is 1,300 mm deep. This expanded platform enhances rigidity and vibration damping, which gives the Swiss DT 26 precision, surface finish and even tool life stability over alternate machines. It also gives customers the ability to conduct heavier cuts at higher feeds and speeds. "To accommodate the heavy duty machining parameters of the new Swiss DT 26, the turning center has a powerful 10.5 kW motor on both front and rear spindles that delivers impressive torque levels throughout the speed range of up to 10,000 RPM," said a company spokesperson.

Both front and rear spindles feature the same high power, torque and clamping forces. "For the customer, this eliminates any concerns over balancing the operations of each component between spindles. While the Swiss DT 26 delivers exceptional power and torque levels, the smaller Swiss DT 13 derivative has a spindle of 4.0/5.0 kW and maximum spindle speed of 15,000 RPM for high speed and feed machining of smaller parts," said the spokesperson.

Because rear-working operation is considered an equally important process as main spindle machining, Tornos has enabled the back-working stations to be equipped with rotating attachments that offer modularity. "Additionally, the Swiss DT 26 incorporates a modular tooling configuration for both main and counter operations, which is unique for this range of machine. It means the new machine can be equipped with a thread whirling attachment, a polygon milling attachment, a frontal milling unit or even a slotting device in counter operation. This flexibility is further enhanced with 5 linear axes, 2 C-axes, 22 tool positions and up to 8 rotating tools," continued the spokesperson. Customers have the option of running the Swiss DT 13 and Swiss DT 26 with or without the guide bushing.

The machine offers a high level of autonomy with different options such as chip conveyors, oil mist extraction units and part collection devices.

These new machines can be integrated into an existing bank of machine tools with TISIS software package. It includes an Industry 4.0 module to measure the efficiency of the production process with the integration of cameras.

For more information contact:

Tornos US

840 Parkview Blvd.

Lombard, IL 60148

630-812-2040

info-us@tornos.com

www.tornos.us

Southwest

TX

Andy Plassenthal

Texas Machinery

6025 Commerce St., #510

Irving, TX 75063

972-552-9564

andy@texasmachines.com

www.texasmachines.com

AR, NM, LA

Leonard Lanute

Tornos Technologies US Corporation

840 Parkview Blvd.

Lombard, IL 60148

630-812-2054

Lanute.l@tornos.com

www.tornos.com

OK

Jeff DeLaughter

Machine Tool Specialties

5280 S 100th Ave.

Tulsa, OK 74146

918-622-0018

jeffd@mtssales.com

www.machinetoolspecialties.com

Southeast

MS, AL, TN, GA, FL, SC, NC, VA

David Chesnutt

Methods Machine Tools

13607 South Point Blvd.

Charlotte, NC 28273

704-587-0507

DChesnutt@methodsmachine.com

www.methodsmachine.com

Northeast

Tornos Technologies US Corporation

195 Federal Road, Suite 2D

Brookfield, CT 06804

203-775 4319

info-us@tornos.com

www.tornos.com

Contact your local Tornos representative.

Midwest

ND, SD, NE, MN, IA

Craig Conlon

Concept Machine Tool

15625 Medina Road

Plymouth, MN 55447

763-559-1975

craigc@conceptmachine.com

www.conceptmachine.com

KS, W. MO

Jeff DeLaughter

Machine Tool Specialties

5280 S 100th Ave.

Tulsa, OK 74146

918-622-0018

jeffd@mtssales.com

www.machinetoolspecialties.com

E. MO, S. IL

Leonard Lanute

Tornos Technologies

840 Parkview Blvd.

Lombard, IL 60148

630-812-2054

Lanute.l@tornos.com

www.tornos.com

N. IL

John Schneider

520 Machinery

620 Estes Ave.

Schaumburg, IL 60193

888-520-1768

john@520machinery.com

www.520machinery.com

WI

Bob Jurack

Concept Machine Tool

407 Austin Circle

Delafield, WI 53018

262-646-4488

BobJ@conceptmachine.com

www.conceptmachine.com

MI

Tom Broe

AMP Inc.

601 Harwood St.

Jackson, MI 49203

734-355-2045

tbroessei@yahoo.com

IN

Bob Boone

Meredith Machinery

994 Gerdt Court

Greenwood, IN 46143

317-859-9370

bob.boone@meredithmachinery.com

www.meredithmachinery.com

OH, KY

Willie Eichele

Motch & Eichele Machine Tools

318 Remington Road

Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44244

440-487-9929

weichele@mande.com

www.mande.com

West

WA, OR

Mark Harris

CNC Machine Services

7808 184th ST SE

Snohomish, WA 98296

425-788-4500

mh@cncmachineservice.com

www.cncmachineservice.com

N. CA, N. NV

Jim Selway

CNC Solutions

1011 Pecten Court #A

Milpitas, CA 95035

408-586-8236

jselway@netmagic.net

www.cncsolutions.com

S. CA, S. NV

Angelo Ariondo

Protek CNC

25 W. Easy St. Unit?306

Simi Valley, CA 93065

805-579-9995

protekm@protekcnc.com

www.protekcnc.com

ID, MT, UT

Lars Grisley

JM Grisley Machine Tool

1485 S 300 W

Salt Lake City, UT 84115

801-486-7519

lars@jmgrisley.com

www.jmgrisley.com

AZ

Randy Flores

D&R Machinery

75 W. Baseline Road

Gilbert, AZ 85233

480-775-6462

randy@dandrmachinery.com

www.dandrmachinery.com

WY, CO

Leonard Lanute

Tornos Technologies US Corporation

840 Parkview Blvd

Lombard, IL 60148

630-812-2054

Lanute.l@tornos.com

www.tornos.com

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