Colchester Tornado T6M 3 axis turning Turning Centres are perfect as they have full C axis interpolation. Drawtube Capacity 52mm. With improved ergonomics, class
leading components, with the latest Fanuc OiTD control and Colchester’s unique customised Manual Guide i as standard.


Swing over bed440mm
Spindle centre height from floor950mm
Max machining diameter215mm
Max turning length450mm
Spindle noseA2-5
Drawtube (Bar) Capacity52mm

Driven Tool Specification

Rotating tools12
Speed5000 rev/min
Power (40% duty cycle)3.7 Kw
Motor Output Torque5.73 Nm
Rotating Tool Torque16.5 Nm
Cutting diameter shank16mm
Rotating tool couplingDIN 5482 15 x 12

C-Axis Specification

Minimal programmable increment0.001 deg
Positional measurementFanuc BZ Encoder


Standard Equipment

60 Degree slant slide production lathe with 12 station disc turret incorporating 12 driven tool stations, accepting 30VDI tooling, C-axis interpolation, hydraulic operating cylinder and drawtube.  This lathe utilises a Fanuc OiTD Control system with AC servo axis drives and 15kw (30min rating) spindle drive giving a maximum spindle speed of 6000 rev/min (A type) and 4000 rev/min (B type).  Automatic lubrication system 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

170mm Power chuck (A Type)Accuracy chart
or 210mm Power chuck (B Type)Machine Operating Manual
X axis Linear scaleToolkit
Coolant SystemTotally Enclosed Working Area
Footswitch for chuckingAuto lubrication to slides
Interlocked GuardingEthernet Link
10.4” Colour LCDRun Hour & Parts Counter
Manual Guide (MGi)Multi Repetitive Cycles 1 & 2
512K Part Program MemoryG Code System A/B/C
G10 Offset Value SettingsDirect Drawing programming
Canned Cycle For DrillingRigid Tapping
Tool Wear / Geometry OffsetsBackground Editing
2 Years parts and labour GE Fanuc Warranty

Bar Production Package

Accuracy chart
CDC 54 Collet Chuck STD or CDC 60 Collet Chuck DIN 6343 – Please Specify
X axis Linear scaleCoolant System
Colchester MBF 1000 Barfeed unitParts Catcher
Interlocked GuardingTotally Enclosed Working Area
Machine Operating ManualSpindle Orientation
Footswitch for collet chuckToolkit
10.4” Colour LCDCounter rotational drilling
Manual Guide (MGi)Auto lubrication to slides
512K Part Program MemoryEthernet Link
G10 Offset Value SettingsRun Hour & Parts Counter
Canned Cycle For DrillingMulti Repetitive Cycles 1 & 2
Tool Wear / Geometry OffsetsG Code System A/B/C
2 Years parts and labour GE Fanuc WarrantyDirect Drawing programming
Background EditingRigid Tapping
Electrical equipment for 220, 380 or 415V supply