Which Tormach Mill Is Right For Me?
For most owners, selecting a CNC mill comes down to three considerations:
- Work envelope
- Production speed
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M vs MX - What Is The Difference?
Rapid Speeds - 1100MX and 770MX boast 300 inches per minute (IPM) rapid speeds, while PCNC and M series machines boast rapid speeds of 110-135 (IPM).
Cycle Times - Generally speaking, the MX machines have 20% faster cycle times (varies based on tool path and part geometry).
- MOTION CONTROL:
Stepper Drive Motors - Stepper motors have no positional feedback loop. When the controller tells an axis to move, it’s assumed the motor in fact moves that much. The only time you are in real danger of losing position with a stepper motor in our machines is if you crash or stall your machine.
Servo Drive Motors - Servo motors provide positional feedback. When the controller calls for an axis to move, then the motor sends positional feedback, verifying it’s where it should be. This allows for crash detection, much higher rapid speeds and more accurate homing. See machine specs for the speed capabilities of each machine.
BT30 - MX machines have a BT30 spindle, which is an industry-standard tapered tool holder with a 45 degree pull stud and drive dogs. This combination allows for a more rigid connection between the spindle and the tool and reducing the risk of tool pull-out. In addition, this is an encoded spindle, giving the controller awareness of position, allowing for rigid tapping.
TTS - PCNC and M machines have an R8 collet in the spindle and use TTS tool holders. This is a 3/4” straight shank tool holder that is proprietary to Tormach.
"I run a professional business with my 1100MX and can safely say it has never let me down. It's a very capable machine."
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Mill Comparison Guide
1100M | 1100MX
770M | 770MX
|X-Axis:||18 in. (457 mm)||14 in. (356 mm)||10 in. (254 mm)|
|Y-Axis:||11 in. (279 mm)||7.5 in. (191 mm)||6.25 in. (159 mm)|
|Z-Axis:||16.25 in. (413 mm)||13.25 in. (337 mm)||10 in. (254 mm)|
|Spindle Power:||2 hp (1.49 kW)||1.5 hp (1.12 kW)||0.75 hp (0.56 kW)|
|Maximum Speed:||7500 RPM (1100M) | 10,000 RPM (1100MX)||10,000 RPM||10,000 RPM|
|Transmission:||Poly-V Belt||Poly-V Belt||Poly-V Belt|
|Spindle Taper:||R8 (1100M)| BT30 (1100MX)||R8 (770M)| BT30 (770MX)||R8|
|Spindle Taper:||Tension/Compression, Auto-Reversing, Thread Mill (1100M)
Rigid Tapping, Tension/Compression, Thread Mill (1100MX)
|Tension/Compression, Auto-Reversing, Thread Mill (770M)
Rigid Tapping, Tension/Compression, Thread Mill (770MX)
Maximum Feed Rate
|X- and Y-Axis:||110 IPM (2.79 m/min)(1100M)
300 IPM (7.62 m/min) (1100MX)
|135 IPM (3.43 m/min) (770M)
300 IPM (7.62 m/min) (770MX)
|135 IPM (3.43 m/min)|
|Z-Axis:||90 IPM (2.29 m/min)(1100M)
230 IPM (5.84 m/min)(1100MX)
|110 IPM (770M)
250 IPM (6.35 m/min)(770MX)
|110 IPM (2.79 m/min)|
|Axis Motor:||Stepper Driven (1100M)
Servo Driven (1100MX)
|Stepper Driven (770M)
Servo Driven (770MX)
|Power Required:||Single-Phase 230 Vac, 50/60 Hz, 20A breaker||Single-Phase 115 Vac, 50/60 Hz, 15A breaker||Single-Phase 115 Vac,50/60 Hz, 15A breaker|
|Table Size:||34 in. × 9.5 in. (863 mm × 241 mm)||26 in. × 8 in. (660 mm × 203 mm)||18 in. × 6.3 in. (457 mm × 160 mm)|
|Table Slots:||5/8 in. (15.9 mm)(three slots)||5/8 in. (15.9 mm) (three slots)||3/8 in. (9.5 mm)(three slots)|
|Spindle Note to Table Max Clearance:||18 in. (457 mm)(1100M)
17.25 in. (438 mm)(1100MX)
|14.25 in. (362 mm)(770M)
13.75 in. (349 mm) (770MX)
|12 in. (305 mm)|
|Spindle Centerline to Machine Column:||11 in. (279 mm)||8.6 in. (218 mm)||6.5 in. (165 mm)|
|Machine Size:||69 in. × 56.5 in. (1.8m × 1.4 m)||56 in. × 48.5 in. (1.4m × 1.2 m)||42 in. × 36 in. (1.1m × 0.8 m)|
|Overall System Height:||96 in. (2.4 m)||88 in. (2.2 m)||70 in. (1.8 m)|
|Typical System Weight:||1600 lb. (726 kg)||950 lb. (431 kg)||600 lb. (272 kg)|