Machining Center machines parts up to 20 mm in diameter.

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Equipped with integrated bar feeder, MultiDECO 20/8b has 8 spindles and is available in 2 x 4 configuration. Unit can act as traditional 8 spindle machine or as two 4-spindle machines to produce 2 separate parts simultaneously. Product is offered with TB-DECO software and PNC control. As 8-spindle machine, unit can produce complex parts featuring cross milling/drilling with 23 simultaneous axes, 6 cross slides, and spindle and counter-spindle stops.

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Tornos Introduces New, Flexible CNC Multispindle Featuring the Speed of CAM-Types

(See it at EMO Fair in Milan 10/21-28/03, Hall 2 Stand B01)

(Brookfield, CT - August 2003) Tornos has recently introduced the "MultiDECO 20/8b" and it will be exhibited for the first time at an international trade fair at EMO, October 21 - 28, 2003 in Milan, Italy. This newest, most versatile addition to the MultiDECO family is configured for machining parts up to 20mm diameters. It has eight spindles and comes equipped with an integrated bar feeder. The Multi-DECO 20/8b is also available in a 2 x 4 configuration. This model can be a traditional 8 spindle machine, or a two 4-spindle machine to produce two relatively simple, separate parts at the same time. Like all MultiDECOs, the 20/8b model combines the advantages of cam-controlled and CNC machines through the use of TB-DECO software and its PNC control.

As an 8-spindle machine, the 20/8b can produce highly complex parts featuring cross milling/drilling with 23 simultaneous axes, six cross slides and spindle and counter-spindle stops. The counter spindle has two axes capability, permitting complete machining of a part. To meet customer needs, the 20/8b features different spindle combinations, including single-speed, two-speed, and two-speed with stopping.

Tornos' advanced engineering design of the 20/8b has resulted in a dynamic machine with 22 percent more main spindle power (30 hp) and 20 percent more axis motor power (5 hp) than the 26/6 model. It features an epoxy resin base and a unique spindle cooling system that provides more stability and less thermal distortion. Its curvic coupling for spindle locking provides improved indexing accuracy and up to 32 percent faster indexing time.

Other productivity enhancements of the MultiDECO 20/8b include presettable tools and the availability of quick change collets, providing faster setup time. An integrated hydrodynamic bar feeder equipped with a bundle loader increases machine uptime and decreases operator intervention. A universal chip conveyer equipped with filter and centralized control works with all types of swarf.

For more information, contact Tornos at (203) 775-4319, or visit the company's web site at

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