BW329Z - 32 mm, Split-Slide CNC Precision Automatic Lathe

The Tsugami BW329Z Swiss Type Lathe slashes cycle time and produces complex parts quickly through its 3-path control system. This system coordinates the operations on front and rear spindles, enabling simultaneous and overlapping operations. Live tooling on the front and rear spindles add to this capability. Whether it is pinch: turning, milling, drilling or superposition work, the BW329Z can enhance your part making capabilities. Two independent gang type tool posts on independent slides further extend the ability of the BW329Z to make short work of complex parts.

Dual Spindle, Independent Gang Slides Slash Cycle Time

The Tsugami BW329Z Swiss Type Lathe uses its 3-path control system and dual independent gang slides to slash cycle time and produce complex parts quickly. The BW329Z has the capability to use 3 tools in the cut, two on the main and one on the sub, combined with its horizontally opposed gang tool layout, this machine offers the shortest tool to tool path and the quickest possible chip to chip time.

The BW329Z has Y-axis and 8 live tool positions on the sub spindle tool post allowing milling operations, traditionally performed on the main spindle, to be carried out on the sub spindle internal to the cycle time. Other features include 60mm of Z stroke on the rear gang slide, integral spindle motors and an integral drive guide bushing motor for the fastest possible acceleration/deceleration times and quick C-axis positioning.

The BW329Z’s standard nine cutting axes (X1, Y1, Z1, X2, Y2, Z2, X3, Y3, and Z3) along with its BW329Z Abile Programming Software can make easy work of your toughest applications.

Maximum Bar Stock 32 mm / 1.26″
# Axes 9
Sliding Headstock / Guide Bushing YES
CONVERTIBLE: Run w/o Guide Bushing (chucker) YES
Max  Headstock Stroke w/ Guide Bushing
Max  Headstock Stroke w/o Guide Bushing
330 mm / 12.99″
70 mm / 2.76″
# Tool Positions (std / max) 29/38
# Live Tool Positions (std / max) 11/26
Control FANUC 31i-B
Main Spindle  Speed 200 – 8,000 rpm
Sub Spindle Speed 200 – 8,000 rpm
Main Spindle Motor 3.7 / 5.5 kW
Weight 11,460 lbs. / 5,200 kg
Footprint:  W x D x H 2,655 × 1,640 × 2,000 mm / 104.5”  x 64.5” x  79”
  • Two Gang Type Tool Posts on Independent Slides enables independent back side machining, simultaneous end-milling and balanced turning with front/rear posts
  • Simultaneous 3-Path System control enables overlapping simultaneous machining, including superposition control
  • Dramatic Cycle Time Reduction – Independent slides enable pre-positioning of the next tool
  • Intelligent High Speed Spindles detect tool breakage by motor load, eliminates need for conventional mechanical detector
  • 29 Tool  Positions
  • 330 mm Stroke (Direct Rotary Guide Bushing)
  • Max Rapid Traverse Rate of 35 m/min – shortened idle and cycle times
  • Fanuc 31i-B CNC
  • Convertible – run without guide bushing with installation of chucker kit
  • SmartFlex Guide Bushing
  • Oscillation Cutting
  • Live Tool Beside Sub Spindle
  • Double Angular Drilling
  • Double Face Spindle
  • Thread Whirling
  • Gear Hobbing
  • Back Cross Tool
  • Multiplied Tool Spindles
  • Static Adapters
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