THINK PARTS. THINK TORNOS.
|TORNOS: Company Vision|
Tornos' origins go back to 1880, when the company produced the first machines used to turn the small parts needed for the watch-making industry in the Moutier region of Switzerland. In the 1960's and 70's, three local companies - Tornos, Bechler and Petermann – merged to form one single group called Tornos-Bechler, whose reputation in world markets soon rose. Since the 90s, Tornos has been looking towards the future, and is now one of the leading companies in the small parts turning industry. With its DECO 2000 concept, the company provides the market with radically new solutions and unrivaled performance. Tornos achieves roughly 90% of its turnover by exporting to countries in Europe outside of Switzerland, the United States and Asia.
Homage to a Machine Tool Family Man
I thought it was worth sharing the following homage to a "machine tool man" because it speaks to the generational nature of the machine tool industry and how we tend to pay it forward.
Multi-Spindle Turning Center Boosts Productivity
Tornos Technologies’ MultiSwiss 6×16 turning center is said to achieve the same production rates as cam-type machines but with quieter operation.
Tornos Users can now Benefit from Mastercam Swiss CAM
Tornos customers using the company’s TISIS with ISO programming functions can now make use of Mastercam Swiss CAM to speed up programming on Tornos’ line of machine tools.
Tornos and Star CNC Showfloor Demos at PMTS
There are several education tracks available at this year’s edition, and on Thursday of the show, there are two more showfloor demonstrations that attendees can take advantage of.
Swiss-Type Entry Level Machine Offers Flexibility
The CT project aims to introduce a 20-mm machine offering an unprecedented flexibility for an entry-level machine, the company says.
Entry-Level Machine Supports Thread-Whirling Operations
Tornos’ CT 20 automatic turning machine is equipped with a sliding headstock and accommodates 20-mm bars.
Multi-Spindle Turning Centers Offered
Tornos offers a range of multi-spindle turning centers, including the MultiSwiss, MultiAlpha, MultiSigma and SAS lines.
EvoDeco 32 Single-Spindle Turning Machine Delivers Excellent Output
The Tornos EvoDeco 32 single-spindle turning machine includes ten linear axes, two C axes, four independent tool systems, and a large machining area lit by an LED bulb.
Machine Tool Designs Add Attractiveness
This slide show illustrates some of the new machines that were on display at EMO 2013.
Tornos Multi-Spindles Offer Functions for Every Job
From single-spindle to multi-spindle turning to surface processing, Tornos has machines for turned parts 4-32 mm (0.15”-1.25“) diameter and up to 140 mm (5.5”) long.
Making Small Parts
It still amazes me how small some of the parts can be in our industry. Although it looks like it might be just a chip, this medical component has an 8-thousandths hole through it with four mills along the sides.
Tornos Swiss ST26 Offers Turnkey Equipment Packs
The Swiss ST 26 is a high performance Swiss-type turning center with seven linear axes plus two C axes and two independent tool systems for parts up to 1 inch diameter (0.9 inch without bar prep) and up to 8.6 inches long with guidebush.
A Swiss Shop’s Next Generation
The shallow talent pool of available skilled machinists can be an even bigger obstacle to the shop that is rapidly growing. Perhaps the best solution is to attack the problem from within.
Sliding Headstock on Six Spindles
On my most recent trip to Europe, I visited the headquarters of Tornos in Moutier, Switzerland.
Tornos is not an everyday name in the surface finishing industry, but the company is well known as a machine tool builder, with some of the best machines in the world coming out of its European headquarters.
Turning Center with Six Sliding Headstocks
Tornos' MultiSwiss features the production capability of a six-spindle CNC and the sliding headstock feed of a Swiss-type, single-spindle turning center.
Tornos U.S. has accepted the resignation of the president at Tornos U.S.
A Multi-Spindle and Swiss Combination
At the recently completed EMO show in Hannover, Germany, the world’s machine tool and metalworking industry put on the biggest exposition on earth.
Tornos U.S. and Meagley Machinery Team Up
Tornos U.S. and Meagley Machinery Inc. (Manlius, N.Y.) have a new partnership for the sale of Tornos Swiss turning centers, bar feeders, Almac milling machines and ESCO by Tornos coil-fed turning centers to the New York market.