Automatic Tool Changer

About the PCNC Automatic Tool Changer

The Tormach Tooling System ATC is a 10 tool carousel-style automatic TTS tool changer for the PCNC 1100 and PCNC 770 Mill. The side mounted changer integrates with our existing power draw bar system to automatically change tools via controller command.


  • 10 position Tool Tray
  • Seamlessly integrates with PathPilot™ controllers
  • Slide activation via double acting pneumatic cylinder
  • Integrated Touch-off routine (requires electronic tool setter)
  • Swappable and configurable tool designations
  • Any tool number can be assigned to any slot and requires no program change
  • Automatic Crash Detection and Warning
  • Carousel Position Feedback
  • Air Blast

Design and Engineering

The Tormach Tooling System ATC emphasizes Tormach’s commitment to providing professional design and engineering at unprecedented value.

The design features a retractable carousel cover for chip protection, and automated air-blast to clear chips from the tool shank. The carousel slides into position with a double-acting air cushioned pneumatic cylinder.

Tool pockets can be independently assigned to any tool number, so there’s no need to change existing programs so they match tool tray pockets numbers.

The ATC integrates with Tormach's PathPilot™ machine controller. The graphical user interface allows for quick identification of tool location in the carousel. A built-in integrated tool touch-off routine allows automated tool setting of the entire carousel with a single button (requires optional electronic tool setter). When needed, the ATC can be easily bypassed or used in conjunction with manual tool changes if more than 10 tools are needed for a job.

Carousel position feedback ensures the ATC is in the correct position prior to a tool change. Control software interlocks detect and warn against potential collision scenarios and a low-air pressure warning protects against ATC actuation prior to reaching proper holding pressure.

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