LaserSwiss CNC machine tool
Bloomfield, Connecticut – Tsugami LaserSwiss will introduce a new LaserSwiss CNC machine tool at IMTS 2018 – The International Manufacturing Technology Show at McCormick Place in Chicago September 10-15, 2018. This is the first time the company has publicly displayed this machine model.
The new LaserSwiss is a next-generation Precision Tsugami B0125-III. The 12mm, 5-axis Swiss-style CNC lathe with a fully integrated SPI laser cutting system is the only one of its kind.
“We don’t know of anyone else offering a 12mm machine that combines Swiss turning and laser cutting within a fully integrated operating platform,” Tsugami LaserSwiss Business Development Director Dan Walker says.
All laser operations are programmed and driven from the machine’s Fanuc 0i-TF control and the laser’s power, pulse width, frequency, lens focus and nozzle standoff are on-the-fly adjustable. The machine is equipped with a gas box capable of switching between two assist gases, which are typically nitrogen, oxygen and argon.
The machine has 10 tool positions in addition to the laser and it is convertible, meaning it can be run as a traditional Swiss style lathe using a guide bushing or operated with an optional chucker kit, which can be installed in minutes.
“This machine offers tremendous flexibility,” Walker notes, “but it’s not overly complicated. It’s a straightforward, simple machine that’s very easy to program and use.”
Of the nine Tsugami LaserSwiss machines on the market, the B0125 is the most affordable, Walker adds, and its small footprint of roughly 20ft2 makes it especially suitable for shops with limited floor space.
The LaserSwiss on display at IMTS will have a 200W laser, but customers can order Tsugami LaserSwiss machines with laser watts ranging from 200W to 500W depending on their preference and model selection. The SPI laser units are rated to last 500,000 hours without service.
“It’s like having a very fast, very precise cutting tool that never gets dull,” Walker says.
Tsugami LaserSwiss machines are distributed throughout North America by Tsugami/Rem Sales; both companies are divisions of Morris Group Inc.
IMTS visitors can see LaserSwiss cutting demonstrations on the Tsugami/Rem Sales, Booth #339410 in the South Hall throughout the show.