The Tornos MutliDECO 20/8b by Hydromat has 23 linear axes with 8 main spindles, making it ideal for machining simple or complex parts in high volumes. Optional C-axes are available in 1, 2 or 3 positions for additional versatility. The counter-operation spindle with 8,000 rpm and back-finishing slide with 2 tooling positions allow for superior finished part quality with no secondary operations. A 2x4 version, of the MD 20/8b, with two counter-spindles and two back-finishing slides for double production of workpieces is also available.
The mechanical parts of the lathe, based on items that have been tried and tested over the decades at Tornos, Hirth coupling, triple roller spindle bearings and a base made from concrete resin give the MultiDECO exceptional accuracy and durability. The Tornos’ drive motor supplies the spindles with an excess of power and torque. Compared to a six spindle machine, the MD 20/8b with two additional stations can produce highly complex parts (e.g. cross operations on the additional stations) with improved cycle times (rough and finishing work on 2 stations). These conventional features paired with the vast power of the DECO 2000 concept give the MultiDECO line a productivity edge.
Tornos developed the PNC (Parallel Numerical Control) - a series of parallel RAM chips, one for each operating axis – to speed machining operations by eliminating the ‘dump and load’ of data as needed with other operating systems. Functions are divided into 8 millisecond operations for a faster reaction time on all movements. The Tornos’ programming is done at any remote PC, allowing the operator to continue running parts while future jobs are being programmed elsewhere, readying them to be up-loaded to the lathe at a future time. This PNC programming is universal for Tornos single and multispindle lathes. This new concept was applied to the Tornos multispindle lathes in 1997 with the MultiDECO line-up
The MD 20/8b includes features such as; a pendant control for dual-side operation, sliding tool zone doors and external coolant flow adjustment. An integrated spindle cooling system keeps all the lathe’s mechanical parts in tight temperature control, helping to make the Tornos the most accurate multispindle money can buy.
The MultiDECO 20/8b enables you to consider all forms of production ranging from highly complex to the most demanding in terms of quality and precision.