Tsugami System Combines Swiss-Style Lathe and Laser Cutter
Tsugami/Rem Sales presents the SS38MH-5AX and LaserSwiss machines.
Tsugami/Rem Sales’ SS38MH-5AX is a 38 mm chucker-convertible, B-axis sliding headstock CNC lathe that performs five-axis machining. This machine features a 40-tool magazine, 10 tools on the back tool post and an optional two-tools on the deep-hole drill holder as well as linear glass scales on the X1-, Y1-, Z1- and X2-axis slides. It is a Swiss-type machine that is said to exhibit the benefits of a turn/mill machine and boasts a Capto C4 automatic tool changer, according to the company. The machine’s backworking overlap with live tool is also said to enable the use of multiple tools in the cut and shorter cycle times.
Additionally, the company’s B0205-III LaserSwiss is a 20-mm, five-axis Swiss-turn with an integrated laser cutting system. The machine combines Swiss-style machining with laser cutting on one machining, enabling both operations with a single setup. All operations are programmed and driven by the machine’s FANUC control. It features 10 tool positions in addition to the laser and is convertible between a traditional Swiss-style lathe using a guide bushing or operated with an optional chucker kit.
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