Key highlighted elements of this 7 mm bar capacity machine are:
- Length of 3 m and width of 1 m, meaning high density of machines in a small space
- Spindles equipped with optimised motor drives that boast low heat dissipation that delivers reduced power consumption and less effort required to dissipate heat. For workshops with air conditioning, the electricity bill will be much lower. To enhance the characteristics in terms of machine heating and dissipation, the spindles are equipped with an integrated cooling circuit. To optimise the thermal characteristics, both the spindles and the rotating guide bush are provided with ceramic bearings.
- The machine has short thermal circuits, with its structure of a symmetrical cast-iron core allowing perfect control over thermal variations of the machine. According to various customers interviewed, the stabilisation of the SwissNano 7 sliding headstock lathe takes no more than 5 minutes, even under the most adverse conditions such as cold machine shops.
- Its rigid structure delivers tool life enhancements of more than 30%.
- During the production process, the SwissNano 7 machine retains exceptional dimensional stability and the highest in productivity levels, thanks to its compact footprint, its tooling system and kinematic system, all of which enable the machine to achieve a higher productivity rate than more complex and more expensive machines. One of the first SwissNano 7 users observed how one machine produces 650 parts per shift and achieves a daily throughput of 1,300 across two shifts, while its previous machine from a well-known European manufacturer of automatic lathes had two supplementary tool systems and a theoretically higher performance could produce only 350 parts per shift. The Swissnano 7 delivers an 85% productivity improvement. Furthermore, the thermal stability ensures the SwissNano’s scrap rate is much lower.