Posts Tagged ‘Swiss machines’

Profile of KSI SQC Series Standard Offering

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

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• Rugged one piece 6,600 lb. Bed casting
• Increased size tool stand for heavy cutting and better finishes
• Precision THK ball screws
• THK/Starr linear guides
• All NSK bearings
• Fanuc 18 ITB dual path control
• All Fanuc electronics and motors
• Ethernet ready
• Neat compact cabinet contains all cables, sensors, coolant tank
• Easy access doors and covers
• Manual pulse generator (MPG)
• Mechanically driven rotary guide bushing
• (9) Live Mill/Drill Tools
• Full C Axis Main Spindle
• Full C Axis Sub Spindle
• Driven tools for the back-end working are mounted to the base casting which allows for heavier cutting while simultaneously machining on the Main & Sub spindle eliminating vibrations
• (5) Position Y Axis Tool block
• Bar feed interface
• Parts catcher
• Dual pump coolant system
• Parts conveyo

KSI Swiss Screw Machines

Monday, September 19th, 2011

KSI HAS ROOM KSI Swiss Screw Machines Custom Build  SQC Series

At KSI Swiss, we are constantly driven to re-evaluate our
products and determine how we might improve upon them.
Refinements are sometimes made in direct response to
the changing demands of the marketplace, or as a result of
internal insight. Very often, though, some of our best product
enhancements are inspired by valuable customer feedback.
We do our best to anticipate our customers’ needs, but there
are times when specific machine configurations or options are
required. We have prepared for these situations by building a
great deal of flexibility into our manufacturing process, thereby
enabling us to provide custom-built solutions that meet our
customers’ exact specifications. Contact your KSI Swiss
Representative for details about our Custom Build Program.

KSI Swiss School

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Staying Competitive is hard, we understand.  Which is why KSI Swiss has developed the KSI School for Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced training to allow your machinists the opportunity to take their skills to the next level.

Programming a CNC Swiss can be a daunting task.  Investing in your programming and setup could mean the difference between being down and out, or being pound for pound the best.

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With our proven experience, we will train you and your machining operators to make wise programming, and machine setup decisions that will result in less changeover time, and more efficient programming, which means more profits for your company.

Example of class:

Operator Training Class:

1. Swiss Theory
2. Machine Layout
3. Machine Operations
4. Adjusting Guide Bushings and Collets
5. Changing Tools
6. Adjusting Offsets
7. Barload Operations
8. Chip Control
9. Measurement Tools
10. Print Reading Introduction
11. Trouble Codes


KSI Screw Machines Partners with Esprit CNC Software

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

4 16 2011 9 04 47 AM KSI Screw Machines Partners with Esprit CNC SoftwareKSI Swiss is proud to partner with Esprit  for CNC  software  systems.

ESPRIT is a high-performance, full-spectrum, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) system for a full range of machine tool applications.

• 2 – 5 axis milling
• 2 – 22 axis turning
• 2 – 5 axis wire EDM
• Multitasking mill-turn machining
• B-axis machine tools
• High-speed 3- and 5-axis machining

OEM-endorsed ESPRIT drives machine tools in over 15,000 shops across the globe, and is available in more than 15 languages from over 200 resellers. Comprehensive in its ability to handle today’s most advanced machines, ESPRIT satisfies even the most demanding programmers and machining applications. ESPRIT is preferred by CNC programmers worldwide, in every advanced manufacturing sector — from medical to aerospace. ESPRIT is the right choice for programmers, manufacturers, and machinists looking to fully exploit their machine tool investment and enjoy the unparalleled freedom of advanced productivity.

9,000 Lbs of Muscle – The KSI Swiss Screw Machine

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

SQX 38 9,000 Lbs of Muscle   The KSI Swiss Screw Machine

KSI machines are known for their More Factor: more mass, more power, more tools, more stroke, more thrust, more gripping force, and more room. Designed to achieve maximum productivity within the tightest tolerances, the KSI Swiss SQC weighs in at just over 9,000 pounds (4,082 kg), making them the heaviest of any comparable Swiss-type on the market. Much of this weight can be attributed to the extremely rigid and stable base casting and toolstand, which helps to reduce vibration and provide the thermal stability critical to maintaining tight tolerances on workpieces. Combine its superior strength with powerful Fanuc motors, the highest-quality electronics, and the most complete standard features package of any machine in its class, and it becomes clear that KSI automatics have the power and flexibility to tackle the most comprehensive and demanding Swiss applications.


One of the most common complaints we hear about Swiss-types is the lack of interior room available for setup. We know that a dark, cramped space is not the ideal working environment for anyone. So, we responded by engineering the cabinet of our CNC automatics to be as spacious as possible within the machine’s minimal footprint. All our models feature large doors, access panels, and ample lighting to afford operators maximum accessibility and visibility during setup and retooling.

A proven track record and  a moneymaker for you :  KSI  Swiss.

Did You Know? KSI Swiss Screw Machine

Friday, March 18th, 2011

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A little background: FANUC had its beginnings as part of Fujitsu developing numerical controls (NCs) and servo systems.

The company name is an acronym for Fujitsu Automatic Numerical Control. In 1972, the Computing Control Division became independent and FANUC Ltd was established.

KSI  Swiss Machines  use the FANUC   18i TB  dual path control.

Eliminate Second Operations with a KSI Swiss Screw Machine

Monday, January 10th, 2011

ksi32 Eliminate Second Operations with a KSI Swiss Screw MachineOur KSI lines of swiss type machines are the perfect entry level swiss machine to manufacture multi-operational parts. Are you doing second, third, or additional operations after   taking your part from a turning center?  If so why haven’t you considered purchasing a Swiss machine?

ksi Eliminate Second Operations with a KSI Swiss Screw Machine

Swiss machines are usually preferred when manufacturing long, slender turned parts, however, Swiss machines are now widely used for small, complex parts, even pieces that have no turned surfaces.

What distinguishes a Swiss machine from other types is that its headstock moves. Bar stock passes through a chucking collet in the headstock, which clamps onto it. The bar emerges into the tooling area through a guide bushing.

If you hold a part securely at one end and push sideways on the unsupported end, the part bends a certain amount. Push with the same force on a longer part and it will bend even more.

swiss parts Eliminate Second Operations with a KSI Swiss Screw MachineWith a Swiss machine, the guide bushing supports the part so close to the tools that the deflection due to the cutting forces is virtually zero. As a result, you can take heavy cuts and still maintain precise dimensions on the part.

TD Machine Tools offers a 20 mm, 32 mm and 38mm machines.  Eliminate second operations and increase your productivity with a KSI Swiss machine.

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