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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This machine can run for a long time without any operator intervention, and users can machine finished parts from slug stock or cast blanks while achieving the same high productivity as if they were machining from barstock, the company says.