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Slant bed CNC production lathes with integrated rotating driven tools and C-axis spindle control. Perfect for machining applications requiring turning, milling, drilling, boring and tapping process capability.

Constructed from high quality meehanite cast iron ensures rigidity and accuracy. Combined with precise linear guideway construction ensures outstanding machining efficiency and value throughout its lifetime. Through exceptional design, process control and build quality ensures that versatility and rigidity are integrated as standard, leading to superior component finish, performed smoothly and easily.

For 3-axis turning applications, the Tornado MillTurn CNC turning centres are the perfect machine, with full c-axis spindle control, spindle disc brake and driven tooling making radial and axial milling, drilling, boring and tapping machining processes easier than ever.

Fitted with the very latest in CNC control system with integrated conversational programming software, ensures ease of operation and allows the operator to quickly set and program each new component quickly and efficiently.

Backed by a team of factory trained service engineers throughout the UK ensures your machine can be fully maintained and supported for many years to come.

The combination of Colchester's unrivalled heritage and trusted after sales support makes the Tornado CNC turning centres the ideal machine tool for all engineering and manufacturing businesses.

Why Tornado CNC Turning Centres?

• Shorter cycle times due to higher acceleration rates and higher axes traverse rates
• Designed and constructed for advanced thermal stability for more accurate machining, better surface finish and less susceptible to thermal drift
• Ergonomic design
• Conversational programming (no requirements for complex iso programming)
• Longevity of machine with total customer support
• Rapid support
• Service and parts, parts stocked on-site for quick delivery
• Customisation available
• Turnkey solutions

Standard Features 

• FANUC 0i-TF Plus CNC control system with 15” screen & Manual Guide I (Option of Siemens 828D CNC control systems with 15” screen and ShopTurn)
• VDI auto indexing driven tool turret
• Swarf (Chip) Conveyor
• Parts Catcher
• Renishaw tool setting probe
• 20 bar coolant system
• LED status lights
• Easy access to work zone (ergonomics)
• Compact footprint with large machining envelope
• Automation ready
• Industry 4.0 ready
• Easy installation

Optional Features

• Parts conveyor
• Renishaw Component inspection probe
• Barfeeder
• Hydraulic steady rest
• Hydraulic Quick change collet chuck
• Robot interface
• Advanced training

3-axis models

  • SL25MC
  • SL30MC
  • SL30LMC
  • SL35MC
  • SL35LMC
  • SL40MC
  • SL40LMC
Swing Over Bed (mm) 530 to 750
Max. Cutting Diameter (mm) 280 to 550
Max. Cutting Length (mm) 380 to 1,380
Max. Spindle Speeds (rpm) 2,500 to 5,000
Spindle Motor Power (kw) 11 to 37
Spindle Bore Size (mm) 52 to 103

For more information and full spec & model details, please view the Spec Table document in the 'Downloads' section, or contact us on +44 (0) 1924 415 000 /