The TPM series
Plate Diameter Range – 200mm to 2500mm / 8" to 100”
The SOMOS family of lapping & polishing machines have over the years been engineered to meet the most demanding and evolving process and cost-of-ownership requirements. Specifically, the continuous challenges in Precision Optics of workpiece geometry and surface tolerance and production output.
SOMOS company and machine technologies foundation for over 65 years have been in this field of Precision Optics. SOMOS can truly claim the company is “Born in Optics” and continues today to maintain this identity.
The capabilities of SOMOS double side polishing machines for high precision optics depend on many parameters which have been precisely designed into the machine.
These four design characteristics of our double-side machine technology can enable overall process parameter control to +/- 2% where as other technologies generally hold the parameters at +/- 10-20%.
Let us further describe to you our best-in-market designs.
The SOMOS IWT, TPM-series, Double-Sided Lapping & Polishing machine architecture accommodates a broad range of work piece parts through its expansive family of machine sizes. A roster of our current designs are – TPM – 220, 400, 630, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500. These can be further expanded beyond current designs.
The nomenclature designation of the SOMOS machine sizes are characterized by plate diameter in millimeters. For example, 220 = 220mm (8.6”) and expand through our current largest machine of 2500mm (100”).
A sample size of our Double-side machines can accommodate are:
|SOMOS IWT TPM Series||Outer Plate Diameter||Approximate Carrier Size|
|400||15.00"||Up to 7.00"|
|630||24.80"||Up to 10.00"|
The TPM Series in Operation
The videos below introduce the operation of the TPM 800A and TPM 1600S models of our planetary, double side polishing machines.