Tornos Makes a Splash at IMTS 2010 - Line up to Include New Tornos Machines and Expanded Almac Milling and Esco Coil-Fed Turning Lines

Visit Tornos at IMTS, Booth #S-8666 to see the new EvoDECO, Almac CU 1007 with Robot, and more!

Chicago, IL - A new Tornos single spindle turning center and an expanded Almac and Esco by Tornos product lineup will be revealed at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in booth #S-8666 at McCormick Place in Chicago on September 13-18, 2010. The EvoDECO is the latest innovation to come out of Tornos Switzerland and comes with renown Tornos 50-year build quality, Swiss precision, and world-class local service.

The productivity improvements afforded by Tornos' latest innovation will allow manufacturers to shift workflow to the processes which ensure the greatest return. Where some production methods were once considered too targeted or too small a niche and demanded a highly enriched workforce; shops using Tornos equipment can now achieve high productivity with the workforce they have employed right now. Swiss turning of exotic materials and highly complex parts utilizing simultaneous front and back working and a high number of special tools is no longer "black magic." Tornos machines have these capabilities built in and optimized. Current operators can take on work that would've been unthinkable just a few years ago.

Based on the Tornos Deco a-line, the new EvoDECO offers the highest possible rigidity and the most powerful spindles on the market today. Fully synchronous drives offer incredible acceleration/deceleration to significantly reduce cycle times for parts that require a lot of stopping. A versatile and affordable machine, the EvoDECO comes well equipped and works with or without a guide bush.

In addition to the new Tornos machine, the company will also be showcasing expanded Almac milling machines and Esco by Tornos coil-fed turning machine lines. All Almac and Esco by Tornos machines are backed by Tornos' first class service and support here in the US. The Almac product line is manufactured in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, and its Swiss-made quality, like other machines offered by Tornos, is evident in the machines' rigid construction and very high precision output. The complete Tornos/Almac product range includes horizontal milling machines with 3 or more axes, vertical milling machines, high speed machining centers, and drilling machines. Of special note at IMTS will be the Almac CU 1007 machine paired with a robot.

Esco by Tornos turning centers accept coil stock in addition to bar stock, which has several unique benefits for parts in the Esco range of up to 12mm in diameter. Coil stock requires less floor space and eliminates the downtime caused by bar stock changeover. It also produces less scrap than bar stock for parts in the Esco range. In Esco by Tornos machines, the cutting tools (mounted onto the spinning tool head) rotate around the material. If you haven't yet seen the Esco concept in action, be sure to stop by for a demonstration during IMTS.

A portion of the Tornos booth at IMTS will also be dedicated to Tornos' spare parts operation. With $4 million in spare and wear parts inventory (which includes over 22,000 individual in-stock items) at the Lombard, IL headquarters, Tornos US keeps its customers running non-stop. In fact, greater than 90% of all parts orders are delivered within two days. The experienced, knowledgable Tornos applications team will also be on hand during IMTS to answer questions and provide expertise - from helping customers choose the right equipment, tools, cutting fluids, and bar stock, to making sure customers understand the geometric possibilities and programming sequences necessary to turn not just great parts - but profits too!

Finally, Tornos will once again be offering tours of its lineup via its virtual showroom - so plan to grab a seat and relax in the Tornos theatre. To see the a complete list of the machines Tornos will have at IMTS and an announcement about a Tornos IMTS event, or to schedule a machine demo during IMTS, please visit the Tornos Showroom at or contact Tornos at 630.812.2040 today.

Tornos US, a division of The Tornos Group headquartered in Moutier, Switzerland (founded in 1880), is responsible for the marketing, sales and service of Tornos single spindle turning systems, bar feeders, Almac milling machines, and ESCO by Tornos coil-fed turning centers in North America. For more information, contact Tornos US, 840 Parkview Blvd., Lombard, IL 60148, 630.812.2040,


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