Originally titled 'CNC Turning Centers Quickly Cut Metal '
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In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the first Tornado built, Colchester has launched is entry level Tornado EL range of two and three-axis CNC turning centers at a lower price than in 1994.
The EL range complements the current Tornado T range, but is specifically designed to enable operators to quickly cut metal with the minimum of training.
There are eight new models in the range, including two- and three-axis versions. From the EL2, with a 42-mm spindle bore with a 7.5-kW spindle motor producing a maximum speed of 6,000-rpm, up to the EL10 model with an 82-mm spindle bore, 18.5-kW motor, producing 4,000 rpm.
The Tornado EL three-axis versions are equipped with full C-axis interpolation, spindle disc brake and driven tooling to make radial and axial milling, drilling, boring and tapping easier.