Tsugami/Rem Sales Launches Next Generation of Tsugami CNC Machines

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Tsugami/Rem Sales, the exclusive North American importer of Precision Tsugami machine tools, announced today the release of four next generation Tsugami CNC machines.

The New B0205-III

These next generation models are even heavier and more rigid. This means operators can cut more aggressively while experiencing better finishes and longer tool life.

Tsugami/Rem Sales, the exclusive North American importer of Precision Tsugami machine tools, announced today the release of four next generation Tsugami CNC machines.

The new models represent the third generation of Tsugami’s Opposed Gang Tool CNC Lathes and are identified with a “-III” after their base model numbers. Newly released models include the B0125-III, B0126-III, B0205-III and the B0206-III.

The B0125-III and B0126-III are 12 mm machines with five and six axes, respectively. The B0205-III and B0206-III are 20 mm machines with five and six axes, respectively.

“Tsugami machines are already among the heaviest, most rigid machines in their class,” Tsugami/Rem Sales Vice President Mike Mugno said, “but these next generation models are even heavier and more rigid. This means operators can cut more aggressively while experiencing better finishes and longer tool life,” Mugno said.

To increase the machines’ overall rigidity, Tsugami moved the electrical control cabinet from inside the machines to an external position behind the machines and installed two additional support ribs in the space that held the control cabinet. Tsugami also redesigned the machines’ castings, effectively increasing the weight of some machines by over 650 pounds.

“The increased mass is expected to improve cutting ability,” Mugno said. “We anticipate improvements in part runout and straightness, particularly after parts have been transferred from the main spindle to the subspindle.”

Other machine enhancements include increasing the main spindle cross tool speeds from 5,000 rpm to 8,000 rpm, lengthening the back spindle slide stroke on the X2 and Z2 axes, increasing the ball screw diameters, expanding the tool area inside the machines, and expediting chip flow and removal.

Tsugami also updated the machines’ programming software. The thermal displacement compensation function has been enhanced and can now be used on every linear axis. Other software changes include improvements to the rapid feed override process and automatic back tool post interference protection.

All four machines include Tsugami’s free Abile programming software and all are convertible, meaning they can be run as traditional Swiss style lathes using a guide bushing or operated with an optional chucker kit, which can be quickly installed.

Tsugami plans to launch more next generation models over the next 12 months, Mugno said.

Tsugami/Rem Sales will demonstrate the new B0205-III at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago this September. To see the Tsugami products at IMTS, visit the Tsugami/Rem Sales booth in the South Hall, S-9410.

About Tsugami/Rem Sales
Tsugami/Rem Sales (http://www.remsales.com) has been the exclusive North American importer of Precision Tsugami machine tools since 1978. A division of Morris Group, Inc. of Windsor, Connecticut, Rem Sales sells new Tsugami machine tools via national distribution channels and direct sales agents. The company also provides application engineering, service and customer training.

About Morris Group, Inc.
Morris Group, Inc. (http://www.morrisgroupinc.com/), whose history dates to 1941, is one of the largest machine tool distribution networks in North America. Based in Windsor, Connecticut, the family-owned and operated company has 14 business units in the United States.

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