Tornado 3 axis lathes use the latest Fanuc OiTD series control. These ultra-compact controls from the world’s leading CNC supplier are all digital with twice the processing speed of the previous control and incorporate the latest Colchester customised Manual Guide i as standard.


Swing over bed 600mm
Spindle centre height from floor 977mm
Max machining diameter 360mm
Max turning length 540mm
Spindle nose A2-8
Hole through spindle 90.5mm
Draw tube (bar) capacities 82.5mm

Driven Tool Specification

Rotating tools 12
Speed 4000 rev/min
Power (40% duty cycle) 5.5m Kw
Maximum collet size 20 Nm
Rotating tool coupling DIN 5482 20 x 0.8

C- Axis Specification

Minimal programmable increment 0.001 deg
Positional measurement Fanuc BZ Encoder


Standard Equipment

60 Degree Slant Slide Production Lathe with Sauter 0.5.436.120 12 station disc turret incorporating 12 driven tools, accepting 40 VDI tooling, C-axis interpolation, hydraulic operating cylinder and drawtube.  This lathe utilises a Fanuc OiTD Control system with AC Servo axis drives and 26kW (30min rating) spindle drive giving a maximum spindle speed of 4000 rev/min (A Type) and 3000 rev/min (B Type).  Automatic lubrication system (oil) to slideways and ballscrews.  Linear rails on X and Z axes for friction less movement and rapid acceleration and deceleration, and for positional accuracy and repeatability.

Chuck Package

265mm Power chuck (A Type) Accuracy Chart
305mm Power chuck (B Type) Machine Operating Manual
X axis Linear scale Toolkit
Coolant System Totally Enclosed Working Area
Footswitch for chucking Counter rotational drilling
Interlocked Guarding Auto lubrication to slides
10.4” Colour LCD Ethernet Link
Manual Guide (MGi) Run Hour & Parts Counter
512K Part Program Memory Multi Repetitive Cycles 1 & 2
G10 Offset Value Settings G Code System A/B/C
Canned Cycle For Drilling Direct Drawing programming
Tool Wear / Geometry Offsets Rigid Tapping
2 Years parts and labour GE Fanuc Warranty Background Editing

Bar Package

Accuracy Chart
CDC 80 Collet Chuck STD or DIN 6343 – Please Specify
X axis Linear scale Coolant System
Colchester MBF1000 Barfeed Unit Parts Catcher
Interlocked Guarding Totally Enclosed Working Area
Machine Operating Manual Spindle orientation
Footswitch for collet chuck Toolkit
10.4” Colour LCD Counter rotational drilling
Manual Guide (MGi) Auto lubrication to slides
512K Part Program Memory Ethernet Link
G10 Offset Value Settings Run Hour & Parts Counter
Canned Cycle For Drilling Multi Repetitive Cycles 1 & 2
Tool Wear / Geometry Offsets G Code System A/B/C
2 Years parts and labour GE Fanuc Warranty Direct Drawing programming
Background Editing Rigid Tapping
Electrical equipment for 220, 380 or 415V supply