Tsugami America Lathe Enables Simultaneous Machining
Eastec 2023: The BW129Z Swiss-type lathe uses a three-path control system and dual independent-gang slides to reduce cycle time and produce complex parts quickly.
Tsugami America, the exclusive North American importer of Precision Tsugami Machine Tools, offers the BW129Z Swiss-type independent-gang slide lathe which is a chucker-convertible, high-performance machine tool with a FANUC 31i-B control.
The BW129Z uses its three-path control system and dual independent-gang slides to reduce cycle time and produce complex parts quickly. Multiple driven tools on the main and subspindle, combined with front and rear sliding tool posts, are designed to enable multiple simultaneous and/or overlapping Swiss turning operations.
According to the company, cycle times are dramatically reduced by simultaneous rough and finish OD turning (pinch or balanced turning). With Tsugami’s cross-rotary tools on the same centerline, pinch milling or drilling is also available. The front and rear tool posts also enable users to have three tools in the cut to perform overlapping machining, independent backside machining, simultaneous end milling and balanced turning.
The BW129Z comes standard with nine linear cutting axes (X1, Y1, Z1, X2, Y2, Z2, X3, Y3 and Z3), as well as with Tsugami’s Abile Programming Software.
Look for these and other turning machine options at Booth 5263 at Eastec 2023.
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