Laguna Tools introduces the 4-Axis CNC Turner, which the company says offers the features of a much larger machine in an affordable package with a conservative footprint (36” by 80” with 13” of Z travel at 10” diameter on the A axis). The Laguna-4 Axis CNC Tuner gives users the ability to create a wide range of items from intricately carved gun stocks and wood turnings to claw foot legs with mortise and tenon joints. Flat stock can be processed, says the company, by removing the turner attachment. The 4-Axis CNC Turner is also available in a “two-up” version with two spindles and two rotary axis for higher turning productivity. Features include a CNC touch controller with a non-Windows-based operating system, which can also run remote diagnostics via the Internet or a PC. The machines can be operated with a mounted touchscreen or through a VNC-linked laptop, Netbook, Smart Phone or an iPad. The CNC Turner, demonstrated at IWF 2012, is ideal for teaching environments, says the manufacturer, because an instructor can monitor several machines at once from a desktop computer. Other features include an IP65 sealed, dust- and water-proof touchscreen.
Laguna Tools was founded in 1983 by Torben Helshoj who saw an opportunity to bring high-quality European woodworking machinery to the US. The first tools to be introduced were combination machines and soon lead to Laguna Tools’ most iconic machine, the Italian Bandsaw. Over the years we built an extensive line of woodworking machinery before moving forward with development of our own CNC Automation.
We launched our line of CNC Machines with the SmartShop and soon followed it up with the Swift and IQ machines. After innovating on the CNC Router end, we came out with even more advanced machinery such as CO2 Lasers and Plasma Cutters. Now we have a wider range of machinery available than ever before, all to help our customers achieve their goals to improve the way they do business.