For the last 5 years, Tornos has organised an exhibition for watch producers at the start of the year, which takes place between SIHH and the Baselworld shows. During this event, visitors can take the time to discover the Moutier manufacturers’ entire range for the watchmaking industry.
This allows manufacturers to see how the company can help them improve their performance in all areas of watch machining, both for movements and casing parts. Early 2013 the company will also unveil its totally new true watch making automatic lathe, the SwissNano.
A radical new concept
The SwissNano watchmaking machine features a radical new concept. This Swiss Made machine will incorporate more than 50 years of expertise in watch production under an innovative new design (see image). With the smallest footprint in its category and many advanced features SwissNano will offer a new solution to machine very small and precise parts (watchmaking and more). It is too early to publish any technical data, the machine is currently being comprehensively tested and the information is not available yet. I will publish more information as soon as available.
Different domains with similar constraints
Whether in the medical-dental technology sector, micro-technology in general or watchmaking, the overall trends towards shortening lead times and seeking greater productivity and flexibility are the same. The solutions offered by the Tornos group mean each domain can benefit from experiences acquired in the other sectors. Mr Renggli, marketing manager, explains: “Today, the Almac solutions which were originally designed solely with the watch industry in mind are being successfully’ exported to other domains, in particular the medical sector, where the experience acquired in very high precision management is very much in demand”.
The 6th Tornos watchmaking days will take place in the company’s headquarter in Moutier from March 5 to 9, 2013 (new dates).