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Tornado T8/M & EL8/M CNC Turning Centres

The Colchester Tornado T and EL 8 range has a swing of 600mm, X working travel of 270 mm, Z working travel of 600mm and 30m/min rapid traverse rates.

The T/EL 8 and T/EL 8M offers tool-room operators all the comprehensive features of an advanced two-axis CNC lathe with superior maximum turning dimensions of 550mm length and 360mm diameter.

The Tornado T and EL 8M extends the versatility of the Tornado T and EL8 lathe into a three-axis configuration, featuring full C-axis capability combined with spindle disc brake and an all driven 12-station tooling turret.

These features make radial and axial milling, drilling, boring and tapping simplicity itself.

The Tornado T and EL8 also includes a state of the art Fanuc OiTD control, with the T series being further enhanced with Colchester's uniquely customised Manual Guide i, to enable quick set-up and efficient short runs.

The Tornado T/EL8 and T/EL8M outline specifications are shown below, but for a more comprehensive list of features, please click on the downloads or contact us on +44 (0) 01924 415000.

Tornado T8/M & EL8/M CNC Turning Centres Specification
Product Specification
Distance between Centres (mm) 600
Max. Turned Diameter (mm) 360
Max. Turned Length (mm) 550
Spindle Nose A2-6
Spindle Speeds (rpm) 5000
Spindle Motor Power (kW) 26
Driven Tool Speed (rpm) 4000
Driven Tool Power (kW) 5.5


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