With a long-standing presence on the market for parts with high added value, Tornos has been expanding its range for several years to cover fields requiring simpler solutions, and now caters for a wide variety of needs. In addition to the many novelties presented in Eurotec 389 the manufacturer has unveiled at EMO the new ST26. Originally introduced in non-EU version in 2012, the machine has been acclaimed by the market. Quite logically it arrives today in EU-version.
Everything suggests that this machine, with its 7 linear axes, two C axes, high machining capacity and extremely competitive price, will be up to the task and will success in Europe like in USA and Asia.
Up to 30% more efficient…
With a capacity of 26 mm and two totally independent tool systems which can be equipped with more than 50 tools, including special devices (polygon operation, thread whirling, inclined milling, etc.), the new Swiss ST can be used to produce moderately complex parts with large diameters. According to Serge Villard, product manager at Tornos, “The Swiss ST is designed to competitively produce all types of parts, and is specifically intended for the medical and automotive sectors. Its kinematics and synchronous spindle motor make it up to 30% more efficient than its direct competitors with 5 or 6 linear axes”.
The Swiss ST 26 has been developed using the same ergonomics and comfort values as all new Tornos products. The operator is a central concern in the minds of the designers. The machine has a wide machining area which is accessible from either side. The numerical control arm pivots completely around the machine, making it easily accessible from either side. The oil and swarf trays are easy to access and the cyclical lubrication device facilitates machine maintenance.
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