Swiss-Type Lathe of the Future.- Tornos has a well-established reputation in the field of bar turning for watchmaking, but never before the launch of SwissNano had a manufacturer gone so far ahead in design, ergonomics and integration research into a human-machine interface with a radical focus on efficiency and simplicity.
For more than 100 years, Tornos has been manufacturing machines aimed at watchmaking, and for around twenty years, the company has been providing NC solutions to meet highly specific watchmaking requirements. Therefore, the company knows the market and has its engineers make every effort to impress to develop a machine whose design stands out resolutely against other products in the market. The aim it’s to create a new category within its Swiss type automatic lathe.
The SwissNano’s remarkable capacity for producing watchmaking parts. Despite its simple appearance, the SwissNano offers outstanding machining options and is the most flexible machine on the market. The machine owes its flexibility to a large range of options, but also to a good deal of ingenuity.
Combining all aspects of design and Frontal access
It is well known that design must bring together two aspects: aesthetics, which plays on emotional effect, and the practical aspects that work on both a rational and emotional level. Mr. Renggli, the Tornos Marketing Manager, said “We wanted to create a modern automatic turning machine with a 4mm capacity, occupying minimum floor space and with complete 180° access; hence this frontal design, and the integration of a tablet in addition to the conventional control.” In addition, the machine was developed so as not to require any rear access. If necessary, it can even be placed against a wall. The machining area is protected by a ‘bubble’ and is accessible from all sides.
Foolproof repeatability and precision
The machine’s structure is designed to meet the most demanding needs of the watchmaking industry in terms of precision, repeatability and surface finishes. Thanks to its flexibility, the SwissNano is a competitive solution which effectively meets the needs of the watchmaking industry (amongst others), proving to be the perfect partner for producing any type of small part. The SwissNano may be small, but you will be surprised at its great performance and flexibility.
Setting, monitoring and interaction
The SwissNano includes a precision tool setting system using a sensor and feeler probe. To provide a user-friendly system able to position the tools to within 3 to 8μ, according to the bar diameter. SwissNano has a graphic tablet on top. All the basic production data (workpieces, products, machine, bar changeover, fleet monitoring, etc.) are reported on this interface. The SwissNano can communicate with an Android® tablet via a standalone Wi-Fi network which is created.