If the EMO is usually the place where companies launch their products, it is quite rare to discover a product that changes the way we see machining. Most of the time there are new machines a little bit more so and so or with enhanced so and so to be discovered. At the next EMO, Tornos will launch a product that will probably be seen as a real new way to machine.
The company has launched a microwebsite dedicated to this new machine: www.multiswiss.info. There is not a lot of information on it, mainly a countdown to the launch and a movie to make people see that the machine is really different than all what is known on the market.
A few insights
Under the slogan “Jump to the future of Turning uncovered in XX days” the company unveil the MultiSwiss 6×14. According to the company’s head of marketing and spokesperson M. Renggli, the machine is a NC 6 spindles machine of capacity up to 14 mm with advanced characteristics as never seen on the market.
It is too early to know a lot about the machine, what we’ve been able to gather as of today is:
- The machine has the same footprint as a single spindle of equivalent capacity (but with 6 (!) spindles)
- Spindles are hydrostatic
- It is the first multispindle with sliding heads
- The machine has a level of integration never seen before
- Several machines have been tested for months by selected customers and it seems the results exceed expectations
I discussed with people at Tornos and they have a complete communication program based on the results of their test machines. They want to be sure we publish validated information only.
What I’ve seen is a huge “company commitment” to this new machine, people working there are sure they hold THE next step of evolution in multispindle machining.
You can make your own opinion going to the microsite here: www.multiswiss.info.
I’ll keep you posted as soon as news will be available.