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20 mm, 6-Axis Opposed Gang Tool CNC Lathe

B0206-III Swiss Type CNC Lathe

Y-Axis Machining, 25 Tools, 6-axis Swiss Type Lathe

The B0 family of Tsugami Swiss Type Lathes is designed to provide exactly the capability and capacity you need at an affordable price. Each incremental model adds features to the core B0 machine and bed and represents years of Tsugami testing and research.   

The B0206-III 20 mm 6-axis convertible CNC Lathe adds Y2 axis capability to the back tool post for additional flexibility to the B0 configuration. Tool positions increase from 21 (B0205-III) to 25. This B0206-III turning center allows back milling operations to be overlapped with the machining operations on the main spindle, greatly reducing cycle time.    

This CNC automatic lathe includes many high end features, such as Tsugami’s gang type tool post, rigid cast iron frame, 10,000 rpm main / 12,000 sub spindle speeds, and the FANUC 32i-B control.  The machine’s footprint is small considering its complex part capability. 

Key Advantages Include:

  • Enhanced 6-Axis Swiss Type Lathe at minimal investment cost
  • Y2 Axis Added to Back Tool Post - enabling multiple back milling operations plus simultaneous operation of the main and sub spindle
  • 25 Total Tool Positions - multiple rotary and fixed tool configurations: 2,3 or 4 spindle Cross Drill Option and Tooling
  • Back Milling Operations - Back slotting, back end milling, back cross drilling/tapping
  • 210 mm Stroke, 45 mm when used in chucker mode
  • Rapid Traverse Rate of 32 m/min - shortens idle and cycle times
  • Enriched NC Functions Standard - tool nose radius compensation, chamfering and corner rounding and cutoff detection plus many more..
  • Fanuc 32i-B CNC Control

The Tsugami B0206-III is CONVERTIBLE and may be run as a traditional sliding headstock Swiss Type Lathe using the guide bushing or run without the guide bushing with the addition of an optional chucker kit. When run as a chucker, the turning center can use drawn bar stock instead of centerless ground stock, dramatically reducing remnant size and increasing shop flexibility. 


Maximum Bar Stock 20 mm / 0.79"
# Axes 6
Sliding Headstock / Guide Bushing YES
CONVERTIBLE: Run w/o Guide Bushing (chucker) YES
Max  Length: with Guide Bushing
Max Length: w/o Guide Bushing

210 mm / 8.26”
45 mm / 1.77”

# Tool Positions (std / max) 25 (std)
# Live Tool Positions (std / max)  2 (optional)
Control FANUC 32i-B
Main Spindle  Speed 200 - 10,000 rpm
Sub Spindle Speed 200 - 12,000 rpm
Live Tool Speed 8,000 rpm
Main Spindle Motor 2.2  / 3.7 kW
Weight 2,050 kg / 4,520 lbs
Footprint:  W x D x H 1,655× 1,125× 1,700 mm
65.2”  x 44.3” x  66.9” 

At A Glance

B0206-III At A Glance

The B0206-III is a 6-axis convertible opposed gang tool CNC lathe that adds Y2 Axis capability to the back tool post of the B0 configuration. Overlapped, simultaneous machining is enabled. Plus, back slotting, back end milling, and back cross drilling/tapping may be performed.  Use the B0126-III for traditional 20 mm Swiss turning or for making parts smaller than 3:1 L/D ratio in “chucker” mode (optional conversion kit needed).


B0206-III - Convertible

The B0206-III 

can be run as a traditional Swiss style lathe using the guide bushing. A quick, easy-to-change (10 minutes) optional chucker kit allows operators to run the machine without a guide bushing. This process is typically used for parts with a length-to-diameter ratio less than 3:1, a significant percentage of small parts.

The ability to convert the machine increases the shop’s flexibility to manufacture all types of small parts with speed, accuracy, and precision. In chucker mode, operators can use drawn bar stock instead of centerless ground stock, which dramatically reduces remnant size.

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