CNC Milling Machine features polyphase motion technology.

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In addition to 5,100 rpm R8 spindle driven by 1.5 hp induction motor with sensorless vector control logic, PCNC 1100 Series 3 utilizes cast iron frame with hand-scraped hydrodynamic slideways featuring low-friction, PTFE-filled, acetyl-bonded sliding surfaces. Additional features include polyphase stepper motors with Leadshine® microstepping drivers; durable copolymer enamel paint system; redesigned operator panel; and cast iron tool tray.

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Tormach Releases PCNC 1100 Series 3 Milling Machine

Latest Generation of Best Selling CNC Mill Features New Polyphase Motion Technology

WAUNAKEE, Wis. -- Tormach LLC, a premier manufacturer of affordable CNC mills and accessories, announced the release of the latest generation of the company's best selling CNC mill, the PCNC 1100 Series 3. Series 3 mills are expected to begin shipping to customers near the end of September.

The PCNC 1100 utilizes a cast iron frame with hand-scraped hydrodynamic slideways featuring low-friction PTFE-filled acetyl-bonded sliding surfaces for low friction. The 5100 RPM R8 spindle is driven by a stout 1.5HP induction motor with sensorless vector control logic provided by Emerson Control Techniques(TM).

New for Series 3 is a re-engineered motion system that incorporates the latest in high performance polyphase stepper motors with industry-leading Leadshine(R) microstepping drivers. This system provides a significant increase in axis speed as well as reserve motor torque at cutting speeds, thermal and overcurrent safety modes for the driver modules, and ultra-quiet operation

In regards to the motion system improvements, Greg Jackson, president of Tormach, commented, "We've invested significantly into the engineering of the new drive system, and are confident that it is best-in-class in both performance and reliability. Our mission with all Tormach products is to provide unprecedented value in CNC, and the Series 3 is another example of our dedication to reaching that goal."

In addition, Series 3 Motion upgrade kits are also available for legacy PCNC models. "From the beginning, we've focused on a modular design principles for our mills," said Mr. Jackson. "This not only allows our customers to upgrade performance of older models to our current product specifications, but also preserves investment value."

Special upgrade kit pricing is available to existing PCNC owners.

Other notable Series 3 enhancements include a new, more durable copolymer enamel paint system, and a redesigned operator's panel. A new convenient cast iron tool tray has also been added. Pricing for Series 3 starts at $8480 USD.

Tormach products are sold worldwide through direct Internet sales. For more information about Tormach and the PCNC 1100 Series 3, visit

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