Swiss Turning Center produces moderately complex parts.

Press Release Summary:

Swiss-style, 6-axis DECO 20s is mirror image machine with near equal number of tools for both 5.5 hp, 10,000 rpm direct-drive main and counter spindles. Featuring total of 22 tool positions, machine supports quick-mount powered or live tooling that can perform milling and drilling operations in addition to turning. Unit supports 220 mm max part length and 20 mm part diameters and features Fanuc 30i control.

Original Press Release:

New 6-axis Swiss-Type Turning Center for Moderately Complex Parts

[BROOKFIELD, CT - October 2005] Tornos Technologies' new DECO 20s Swiss-type machine is targeted to automotive, electronics, connector, medical, and general manufacturing companies producing parts that are moderately complex and up to 20 mm in diameter.

According to the company, the DECO 20s is a "mirror image" machine, having almost an equal number of tools available for both the main and counter spindle. A total of 22 tool positions are available. Quick-mount powered or "live" tooling can perform milling and drilling operations in addition to turning, so that many parts can be completely produced in a single setup.

Further, special attachments can be incorporated to perform operations such as thread whirling, polygon milling, etc.

Simplicity, power, versatility, and an excellent price-to-performance package are the primary benefits of this new offering from Tornos. As part of the DECO series, the 20s also provides the speed of traditional cam-driven Swiss types with the flexibility of CNC.

Additional specifications include a maximum part length of 220 mm. Both the direct drive spindle and counter-spindle offer power of 3.7 kW (5.5 hp) and a maximum spindle speed of 10,000 rpm; Fanuc 30i control; programming software is traditional ISO G-code or Tornos' dedicated TB-DECO.

For more information, contact Tornos at (203) 775-4319, e-mail, or website

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