Moutier, 28/02/2019

Tornos Technologies US Corporation Grand Opening and 60th US Anniversary

Tornos Technologies US Corp. announces Grand Opening of its new Customer Center Chicago with a theme of “Turning Together,” commemorating the 60th anniversary of Switzerland headquarters opening the first facility in the US in 1959.

On May 1st-2nd from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Tornos proudly hosts an open house where all are welcome to visit the new customer center and celebrate 60 years of success in the US. During the two open house days, industry leading seminars will be held, covering topics of medical, automotive, and electronics fields. In conjunction with the Grand Opening and 60th year anniversary celebration, Tornos US will showcase the US preview of its new, 7mm SwissNano.

At 13,000 ft2, the new customer center includes a spacious, state-of-the-art showroom to showcase each product in Tornos’ line-up, a large warehouse to accommodate spare parts inventory, and a bigger office space.

New President of Tornos US, Daniel Maerklin, who was appointed in February 2019, welcomes guests not only from the Midwest but nationwide to visit the new customer center first-hand.

Taking Precision to a New Dimension: 7mm new SwissNano US Preview

For almost 5 years now, the SwissNano has been making a name for itself with its uncompromising precision and ergonomics. Today, Tornos is pleased to announce the arrival of a new SwissNano model boasting a higher capacity.

The unique kinematics of the SwissNano enable turning, drilling, cutting, deburring, roughing and finishing operations. A vast range of precision parts can be machined on the SwissNano, which includes parts for micromechanics, electronics, medical and dental segments.

While the Ø 4 mm bar capacity of the original SwissNano allowed entry into these precision markets, it now enables access into new markets for specialists who desire to machine larger diameter parts. Philippe Charles, Head of Product Management Swiss-Type explains: “The idea was to offer a machine with a similar design that exhibits the same top performance. Against this backdrop, our engineers have paid particular attention to the machine stability.” While being only slightly larger than the standard model, the machine still has the smallest footprint of the market in its category, is ergonomic, and boasts high thermal stability and precision.

The workpiece machining capacity has considerably increased from Ø 4x28 mm to Ø 7x50 mm, the spindle output from 1 kW to 2.5 kW, and the number of standard tools from 13 to 18. Furthermore, numerous supplementary machining functions such as thread whirling for main machining operations, as well as gear hobbing, polygon milling or cross drilling for back machining operations, have been added. To ensure maximum efficiency, the part collection system is offered in various versions and can be selected depending on the length of the parts produced; it can be swapped in just a few moments during set-up work.

Newcomer in the competitive landscape

The machine still remains small and attractive in price. Offering the SwissNano in two sizes will better fit the demand of our customers’ needs.