Manufacturer: TSUGAMI
Type: Swiss Turning

Dual Spindle, Dual Gang Slides Slash Cycle Time

The BW129Z Swiss Type Lathe uses its 3-path control system and dual independent gang slides to slash cycle time and produce complex parts quickly. Multiple driven tools on the main and sub spindle combined with front and rear sliding tool posts enable multiple simultaneous and/or overlapping Swiss turning operations.

Cycle time is dramatically reduced by simultaneous rough and finish OD turning (pinch or balanced turning). With our cross rotary tools on the same centerline, pinch milling or drilling is a time reducing function also available. The front and rear tool posts also allow you to have 3 tools in the cut to perform overlapping machining, independent back side machining, simultaneous end-milling and balanced turning.

The BW129Z’s standard nine cutting axes (X1, Y1, Z1, X2, Y2, Z2, X3, Y3, and Z3) along with its B0 Series Abile Programming Software can make easy work of your toughest applications.

Key Advantages Include:

  • Two Gang Type Tool Posts on Independent Slides enables independent back side machining, simultaneous end-milling and balanced turning with front/rear posts.
    • Simultaneous 3-Path System control enables overlapping simultaneous machining.
    • Dramatic Cycle Time Reduction – 3-system control enables pre-positioning of the next tool.
    • 28 Tool  Positions
    • Open Tooling Arrangement – rotary tools may be replaced by OD tool, off-center drill or front ID tool for flexibility
    • 210 mm Stroke (Fixed Guide Bushing), 170 mm (Rotary Guide Bushing)
    • Rapid Traverse Rate of 32 m/min – shortened idle and cycle times
    • Fanuc 31i-B CNC
    • Convertible can run without sliding headstock with addition of optional chucker kit

Featured Specifications

Maximum Bar Stock mm 12
# Axes 9
Sliding Headstock / Guide Bushing Yes
Convertible: Run Without Guide Bushing (Chucker) Yes
Maximum Length With Guide Bushing mm 8.3
Maximum Length Without Guide Bushing mm 45
# Tool Positions (std / max) 28
# Live Tool Positions (std / max) Variable Per Options – Open Tooling Arrangement
Control FANUC 13i-B
Main Spindle Speed rpm 200 – 12,000
Sub Spindle Speed rpm 200 – 12,000
Main Spindle Motor kW 1.5 / 2.2
Weight lb 6,393
Footprint (W x D x H) in 79.1 x 59.3 x 68.9