XYZ TMC machining centres to make their Southern Manufacturing debut

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XYZ Machine Tools has taken two stands at the upcoming Southern Manufacturing and Electronics 2023 show (7-9 February 2023), with one of these stands dedicated to the brand new TMC range of machining centres.

This four machine range builds on the existing linear rail machines offered by XYZ Machine Tools, but with the added familiarity to many toolrooms of the latest ProtoTRAK control system.

“Our ProtoTRAK-controlled mills and lathes are a staple of many toolroom and low volume environments, so the logical step was to add even greater versatility and options of progression for these users, with the development of the TMC (Toolroom Machining Centre) range,” says Nigel Atherton, managing director, XYZ Machine Tools.

“Our success is built on that of our customers and, our machine tool development reflects the needs of customers to improve their machining performance in a controlled and efficient way.”  

In targeting the toolroom and low- to medium-volume sector the TMC range brings added versatility with, depending on machine size, provides up to 20-station toolchanger, with fully enclosed guarding allowing higher machine performance, while freeing up labour to carry out other tasks while parts are being machined.

The latest version of the popular ProtoTRAK control system creates a seamless progression for existing customers with its touchscreen interface and many easy-to-use programming tools making the control ideal for low to medium production.

The four-machine XYZ TMC range is available as 500, 750, 1000 and 1600 variants, with the number referencing the machine’s X-axis travel. Equipped with fully enclosed guarding, 20 station toolchanger (12 station on the XYZ 500 TMC) all models have a 15 hp (11 kW) spindle power with 8000 revs/min (12,000 revs/min available as an option on some machines), the TMC series will take toolroom machining to the next level with volume batch work well within its capabilities.

The use of the ProtoTRAK control brings many advantages, which will be appreciated by existing ProtoTRAK users, such as the TRAKing® feature, which uses handwheel movement to prove the program. The faster you wind the faster it machines. Stop or reverse the handwheel and the machine does the same.

Again, for those familiar with XYZ Machine Tools’ ProtoTRAK bed mills the TMC series machines are fitted as standard with electronic handwheels in all axes. With this option users can work the machine as if it were a bed mill, using the DRO facility for manual machining, while having the security of the fully enclosed guarding to keep swarf and coolant within the machining environment.