Rem Sales to Reveal New Swiss Laser Machine at IMTS 2014

Windsor, CT - June 17, 2014

Rem Sales, the exclusive North American importer of Precision Tsugami machine tools, will demonstrate its new Swiss Laser machine at IMTS 2014, booth S-9410. This is the first time it will be displayed in a public setting.

The Tsugami S206-II with IMG 400LS Laser Cutting System combines 6-axis Swiss machining with laser cutting on one machine, allowing manufacturers to perform both operations with a single setup.

“This system represents a revolutionary breakthrough for small part manufacturers,” Rem Sales Vice President Michael Mugno said. “It replaces two machines with one, eliminates the need for multiple part setups, and significantly reduces part production time.”

While originally designed to speed production of small, cylindrical parts for the medical industry, the Swiss Laser has potential applications for other industries that manufacture similar-sized parts. The Tsugami S206-II Opposed Gang Tool Lathe features a Y-axis tool post which allows users to machine complex parts while using the main and back spindle simultaneously. The machine is also convertible, meaning it may be run as a traditional sliding headstock machine with a guide bushing or with a chucker.

All laser cutting operations are programmed and driven from the machine’s Fanuc 32i-B NC machine control. The nozzle standoff adjustment is also NC controlled, and the laser’s frequency, pulse width, focus and power are all “on the fly” adjustable and programmed through the machine’s CNC control.

“The laser isn’t just an attachment to the Tsugami,” Mugno explained. “This is an entirely new system that completely integrates the laser with the machine tool.”

To maximize productivity, the system includes an automatic bar feeder, which allows operators to run the machine unattended.

“What makes this system so unique is that it can be used as a regular Swiss turning machine when that's all that's required and used for laser cutting when it's needed,” Mugno noted. “No other machine can do that.”

Although Rem Sales is the exclusive distributor, the system is designed and built by Rem Sales’ sister company, Tsugami Automation. Both companies are divisions of Morris Group, Inc.

About Rem Sales 
Rem Sales ( has been the exclusive North American importer of Precision Tsugami machine tools since 1978. A division of Morris Group, Inc. of Windsor, Connecticut, Rem Sales sells new Tsugami machine tools via national distribution channels and direct sales agents. The company also provides application engineering, service and customer training.

About Tsugami Automation 
Tsugami Automation (IMG) is a division of Morris Group, Inc. of Windsor, Connecticut. Formerly known as “Rem Custom Tooling”, IMG specializes in the design, manufacture, and delivery of Tsugami machine tool optimization products, including robotics, vibratory feeder systems, parts collection systems, and custom machine tool accessories.

About Morris Group, Inc. 
Morris Group, Inc. (, whose history dates to 1941, is one of the largest machine tool distribution networks in North America. Based in Windsor, Connecticut, the family-owned and operated company has 14 business units in the United States.