Tornos’ multi-tasking SwissDECO
Manufacturers can choose the kinematic solution that best fits their needs with four versions available:
- SwissDECO G (gang version – showcased at IMTS)
- SwissDECO GA (gang version with A-axis)
- SwissDECO T (turret version)
- SwissDECO TB (turret version with B-axis)
This customer-centric approach, positions Tornos as the solutions provider for the future of bar turning and economical production of complex parts. The SwissDECO is a lathe for a wide range of growing industrial segments – including medical and dental, automotive, electronics, and aeronautics – thanks to its drive technology, tooling, rigidity, and modularity. Solutions in the SwissDECO range are built on a common 36mm base and designed and optimized with finite element method (FEM) analysis.
The SwissDECO G, with opposing gang, is equipped with nine linear axes. Equipped with a Z-axis for roughing and finishing operations, frontal operations and deep drilling, this enables operations in differential mode. The SwissDECO G features three independent tool systems. These machines can also be fitted with modular, pre-adjustable tool systems and devices. Thanks to its configuration, this solution allows extremely fast chip-to-chip times. Available in 25.4mm or 36mm, the SwissDECO G has up to 38 tool positions, 27 of which can be live tools.
The SwissDECO range allows a great degree of automation, even when producing the most complex parts. Tasks traditionally requiring a human touch, such as cleaning, are minimized and others are eliminated thanks to the seamless integration of peripherals, including a high-end chip management system.
The SwissDECO has Industry 4.0-ready human-machine interface (HMI), programming that is a simple, intuitive process guided by icons on a touchscreen, so the users’ learning curve becomes less challenging, even if the job at hand is extremely challenging, for example: Once the machine is programmed, tool displacement is automatically calculated and optimized.
The potential for 24/7 autonomous production is engineered into the SwissDECO line too. The range is compatible with a wide selection of automation solutions, right out of the box, including Tornos’ Robot Cell i4.0.