At the start of 2010 Tornos launched the EvoDeco 16 machine. This turning machine, designed to replace the famous Deco 13a, with its four independent tool systems, has slotted seamlessly into the technical parts market. In early 2013, the manufacturer will deliver the first of these machines equipped with a B axis. To find out more, we met with Philippe Charles, product manager for Tornos.
Perfectly integrated into the secondary operation process, this tool system, equipped with 3 powered machining positions (1), is available ex works and can also be fitted with an end-mounted drill (2).
“We have a lot of EvoDeco machines installed with customers operating in the dental sector, and they asked us to integrate a B axis for secondary operation positioning, to make their setup and machining operations much more flexible. We’ve developed it, and now we’re unveiling it!”, explains Philippe Charles. Perfectly integrated into the secondary operation process, this tool system, equipped with 3 powered machining positions, is available ex works and can also be fitted with an end-mounted drill.
Reduced setup time
The new B axis provides companies with the perfect response to two major problems encountered on the market. Firstly, with series becoming ever shorter, users want to cut their setup and setting time. Philippe Charles tells us: “We presented this new option to customers operating in the dental, medical and jewellery sectors, and all expressed a keen interest in the solution’s capacity to increase the efficiency of their production”.
Increasing machine capability
The second important factor is the possibility of producing increasingly complex parts. The product manager explains: “The range of parts that can be produced simply using the TB-Deco has again increased”. And despite the Moutier-based company having recently positioned itself on markets with lower added value with its Delta and Gamma ranges, it remains the leader in the production of technical parts with high added value. The B axis is another jewel in its crown.
- Number of rotating tools: 3
- Max. spindle speed: 0- 8,000 rpm
- Power 100%/40%: 1.5/2.2 kW
- Torque: 4.77/7 Nm
- Collet: ER 11/ESX 12
- Max. clamping capacity: 7 mm
- Adjustment possibility: 0- 90 degrees
- B axis resolution 0.001 degrees