Tsugami is one of the worlds largest machine tool builders that specializes in technology for machining small parts. They pioneered many innovations in the development of CNC lathes with the sliding headstock, which are commonly known as Swiss-type lathes. Very small, precise parts, especially those that are long with small diameters, are well suited to Swiss-style CNC machines like the Tsugami.
Tsugami makes many types of CNC including vertical machining centers, horizontal machining centers, cylindrical grinding machines, precision turning centers, and various multi-tasking CNC. However, they pioneered and made so many Swiss machines that machine shops often thought of the name Tsugami as synonymous with Swiss machine.
Tsugami Swiss-type automatic screw machines are available for chuck sizes up to 38mm. When you buy a machine, check for the following information including:
Bar feeders are sold separately most of the time. These greatly enhance the productivity of the Tsugami screw machine and CNC turning centers. When a Tsugami CNC machine is properly set up with bar feeders, tooling, coolant, etc, it can run many hours unattended. Some shops even allow these machines to run lights out for entire weekends without issues.