Available from Clausing, Colchester’s entry-level Tornado El range of two- and three-axis CNC turning centers is designed to be used after minimal training, offering increased accuracy and reliability. The turning centers feature the same modular platform as the company’s Tornado T range, and are equipped with a user-friendly FANUC OiTD control system and operating panel.
Eight models are available, ranging from a compact El2 model with a 42-mm spindle bore and 7.5-kW spindle motor producing a maximum speed of 6,000 rpm, to the EL10 model with an 82-mm spindle bore and 18.5-kW motor producing 4,000 rpm. The Tornado El three-axis models are equipped with full C-axis interpolation, spindle disc brakes and driven tooling to ease radial and axial milling, drilling, boring and tapping.
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