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Manual for the Tormach PCNC 770 Series 3
3 Axis mill with control software. Loaded with the features you want: 10,000RPM dynamically balanced R8 spindle, 130IPM motion, Cast Iron and Steel Construction, 1.0HP Sensorless Vector Spindle Drive, P4 precision ground ballscrews, and more.
Tormach developed the PCNC 770 as an alternative to the expensive underpowered benchtop CNC mills typically encountered in R&D, Prototyping. Product Design, Education, Hobby CNC and other non-traditional machine shop environments. Our concept was to create a benchtop mill with power and rigidity to do real work, while still retaining all the important features that make a CNC benchtop milling machine attractive in the first place: small size, portability, and minimal input power.
The PCNC 770 isn't your ordinary benchtop CNC. Instead of extruded aluminum, it's built with a stout cast- iron frame. Each PCNC 770 benchtop CNC mill employs over 650 lbs of cast iron and steel, precisely placed to provide maximum frame rigidity in a size that's not much bigger than a traditional benchtop CNC. This makes the PCNC 770 a perfect choice as a benchtop milling machine.
Each PCNC 770 features hand-scraped cast iron hydrodynamic sliding dovetailed ways – still the best technology available for withstanding high loads and dampening machining vibrations. All PCNC 770 way surfaces are bonded with low-friction PTFE filled Acetyl co-polymer, then hand scraped by master machine builders. Similar to brand name compounds such as Turcite® or Rulon®, the PTFE filled Acetyl minimizes sliding chatter by virtually eliminating stick/slip friction while also providing superior wear resistance for a lifetime of use.
Each PCNC 770 milling machine employs hand-fitted tapered gibs. Tapered gibs provide superior accuracy and repeatability compared to the inferior plate and set screw design typically found on other CNC benchtop mills. Ways and gibs are serviced by a 15-point internal oil lubrication system.
The PCNC 770 features a robust 10000 RPM 1.0HP spindle powered by a simple, low–maintenance belt driven induction motor. Two belt ratios provide infinite speed control: 175 to 3,250 rpm in the low ratio, and 525 to 10,000 rpm in the high ratio, resulting in a spindle system that is both powerful and nimble at the same time – much more versatile than the underpowered spindles on typical benchtop CNC mill systems.
State-of-the-art sensorless vector technology from Emerson Control Techniques™ provides the PCNC 770 spindle motor with exceptional speed and torque characteristics unlike any other CNC benchtop mill.
Each spindle cartridge is dynamically balanced for smooth cutting performance at high speeds – necessary for engraving and light finishing with small diameter cutters
PCNC 770 mills feature an R8 spindle with a 3 3/8" nose diameter. This isn't an arbitrary design, but the same standard as popularized by Bridgeport-style manual mills. This means the PCNC 770 can be used in combination with the innovative quick-change Tormach Tooling System® (TTS) or any readily available R8 tooling, expanding tooling choices beyond the limited or proprietary small collet systems of other benchtop CNCs.
Direct-drive Motion is provided by precision ground P4 grade ball screws coupled to high performance polyphase stepper motors powered by microstepping driver technology from Leadshine® - the same system used on our industry leading PCNC 1100 mill for repeatable and accurate motion control. These drive systems not only provide superior torque at cutting speeds, but improved linearity, reduced vibration, and quieter operation when compared to other stepper systems popular today with benchtop CNC manufacturers.
The PCNC 770 personal benchtop CNC mill design is modular, meaning each machine is expandable and upgradeable with the latest options and accessories from Tormach.
Tormach offers the PCNC 770 personal CNC milling machines on an a la carte basis, making it easy to build a truly custom CNC benchtop milling system. All options and accessories are sold separately, allowing you to choose exactly what you want. Options for PCNC 770 benchtop CNC systems include:
We also offer a complete line of CAD/CAM software and benchtop CNC milling accessories for the PCNC 770, including our Tormach Tooling System® (TTS) - the new standard in affordable toolholders for small CNC mills.
As with all Tormach products, PCNC 770 benchtop mills are backed with Tormach's second-to-none customer care and technical support to ensure your satisfaction. We support your investment with email and phone support from our dedicated support team of machinists and engineers and with our extensive online resources, so you can rest assured that when you choose Tormach, you've made the right choice from day one.
Learn more about the engineering behind the Tormach PCNC 770 personal benchtop CNC mills from our Personal CNC Design Analysis whitepaper, or review the manuals, specifications and technical documents below.
Find out more about Tormach, the latest news and upcoming events, or read the Tormach story to learn more about Tormach's affordable line of PCNC Personal milling machines and start enabling your ideas with Tormach!
If you prefer something slightly larger than a benchtop CNC milling machine, consider our best-selling Tomach PCNC 1100 personal CNC mill.
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The PCNC 770 Series 3 was created to address a specific need for engineers, R&D professionals, educators, hobbyists, and specialty manufacturers that wasn't being met by existing benchtop CNC milling machine designs. While most benchtop CNC mills meet the need for a milling machine that is portable and easy to install in a small office or workshop, none have the power and precision necessary to work with real world materials or real world designs. With the PCNC 770, our engineers set out from the beginning to create a new type of benchtop CNC mill – a design that combined all the attractive features of a benchtop CNC mill with the performance of a small Vertical Machine Center (VMC).
For the PCNC 770 Series 3, we introduced a completely revamped axis motion system that combines high performance polyphase motors with state-of-the-art Leadshine® microstepping drive electronics. As a result, the PCNC 770 Series 3 CNC Mill provides increased torque at cutting speeds, faster motion maximums, and ultra-quiet performance over previous generations of Tormach CNC Milling machines.
For more information about the benefits of polyphase motion, refer to our TD10223: Series 3 Design Analysis Whitepaper
PCNC 770 personal CNC milling machines are now painted with a long lasting 2-part acrylic alkyd-amino resin system that adheres tightly and is resistant to most cutting fluids and oils.
|Table Size:||26" x 8"|
|Table Slots:||3 Slots 5/8"|
|Travel:||14" x 7.5" x 13.25" (X,Y,Z)|
|Spindle Nose to Table:||14.8" maximum|
|Spindle Center to Column:||8 5/8"|
|Spindle Nose Diameter:||3 3/8"|
|Shipping Dimensions:||42" x 45" x 49"|
|Weight:||662 lbs net / 800 lbs gross (excludes stand)|
|Max Workpiece :||400 lbs Maximum|
|Frame and Table||Cast iron frame and table, with hand scraped hydrodynamic ways and tapered adjustment gibs|
|Way Surfaces||Low friction PTFE-filled acetyl bonded sliding surface. Similar to Rulon® and Turcite®|
|Spindle Construction:||Dynamically balanced cartridge with spindle lock|
|Spindle Drive:||Emerson Control Techniques™ Sensorless Vector Technology
|Spindle Power:||1.0 hp Brushless AC 3-phase Induction Motor,
Vacuum Pressure Impregnated (VPI)Windings
|Spindle Speed:||175 to 10000 RPM|
|Transmission:||Gates Polyflex® V-Belt Drive, 2 ratios|
|Feed Rate:||135 IPM (X,Y)
110 IPM (Z)
|Axis Drives:||High Performance Polyphase Stepper
Motors with Leadshine® Microstepping
Drivers - Learn More
Ground P4 Ball Screw with anti-backlash double ball nut
|Operator Console||Complete spindle control, plus
PC – MachOS (recommended) or Ubuntu Linux;
Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 (compatible)
|Additional Control Features|
How does the PCNC 770 compare to our best selling PCNC 1100 CNC Mill? Read our detailed comparison analysis: TD10020: PCNC Mill Comparison Whitepaper
Find out more about Tormach, the latest news and upcoming events, or read the Tormach story to learn more about Tormach's affordable personal CNC milling machines and start enabling your ideas with Tormach!
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