CNC-ready and full CNC Lathes and Mills

A CNC-ready machine as shown above includes NEMA 23 stepper motor mounts ready for your own application of CNC. The same machines are available in full CNC configuration that includes stepper motors, computer, software, drivers, cables, keyboard and mouse. You supply only a monitor and you are up and running in benchtop CNC. Learn more about these machines and read instructions for their use at www.sherline.com.

Several models of small lathes and mills are available, ready for your stepper motor and CNC controls or complete with computer, software, driver box, cables, keyboard and mouse

Sherline Products offers a 3.5" lathe in two bed lengths as well as two versions of a small 3-axis mill plus a deluxe 8-direction mill. Each of these machines can be ordered with stepper motor mounts in place of the standard handwheels. When dual shaft stepper motors are used, Sherline's standard handwheel are used on the second motor shaft to drive the stepper motor manually if desired. Handwheels are included for each axis. Sherline also offers the machine complete with computer with installed Linux operating system and EMC2 g-code control program. This is a "plug and play" setup complete with everything you need to put a full 4-axis CNC machine on your benchtop. Accessory packages are available that include chucks and necessary tooling.

Features:

The lathes and mills feature dovetailed machine slides with tapered gibs, a 90-volt DC motor with electronic speed control offering continuous control over spindle speed from 70 to 2800 RPM. The spindle will accept any of the large line of chucks and collets made by Sherline. The machines are finished to high quality standards and, though small, are serious machines when it comes to producing accurate, small parts. All the capabilities of full size shop lathes have been scaled down to a size where they can be easily operated on a benchtop or table while sitting down. The design incorporates the use of a number of well-engineered extrusions to produce a machine that is light in weight and portable yet is rigid enough to handle tough machining tasks. The working components are all metal, with plastics used only sparingly and where appropriate. The machines are completely machined and assembled in our own plant in Vista, California. Complete details on the machine tool line can be found by visiting Sherline's tools and accessories page at www.sherline.com.

The stepper motor mounts supplied with these lathes and mills are the same mounts used on the industrial slides. They feature a dampened coupling and are sized to take a stepper motor with a 23 frame size.

Single-Axis Controllers Available

Sherline also offers single-axis controllers to drive the stepper motor on any individual axis of the lathe or mill. No separate computer or drivers are needed. The keypad/control unit has its own computer chip built in. It is all ready for you to use the keypad to drive the stepper motor directly or to enter simple program commands to do sequenced operations. Parameters that can be entered are direction, distance to travel, feed rate and whether or not the program pauses to wait for another command or proceeds to the next step. Up to 40 programmed steps of four parameters each can be entered into either of two separate user-settable programs. Controllers can be interconnected with a cable to signal each other to act in sequence. They can also be connected to other CNC system controllers to communicate with "sense" and "acknowledge" signals so that they perform their preprogrammed functions at the proper time during a CNC program sequence.

Complete Systems with Computer AND Software also Available

See www.sherline.com or the CNC slides page in this site for details on Sherline's complete CNC mill, lathe or CNC shop package systems. They include CNC ready machines as described below, stepper motors and the computer, software and drivers to run them. These are perfect for many small CNC operations for the home shop or small manufacturing jobs. They utilize the highly stable, Linux operating system and EMC (Enhanced Machine Contoller) software developed by the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) which runs industry standard G- and M-codes. Because Linux operates in real time, no buffering is required to make up for multi-tasking pauses that occur in Windows systems. This is a great way to get into CNC or to run small jobs on an inexpensive machine to free up bigger machines for more demanding tasks.

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Product Number and Description

CNC-ready lathes and milling machines

 

CNC-ready from $840.00

(3.5 x 17" Model 4400A-CNC shown, $1055.25)

CNC and CNC-ready 3.5" lathes

Available in two lengths: 8" or 17" between centers

Stepper motor mounts provided on leadscrew and crosslide feeds
Tailstock spindle driven by handwheel, travel: 1.5" (38 mm)
Hi-Torque 90 VDC motor with electronic speed control
Spindle speed range: 70-2800 RPM, continuously variable
Operating current: 100 VAC to 240 VAC, 50 or 60 Hz (no transformer required, built-in circuit automatically adjusts to incoming current)
Spindle nose: 3/4-16 external thread with #1 Morse internal taper
Hole through spindle: .405" (10 mm)
Swing over bed: 3.50" (90 mm)
Swing over carriage: 1.88" (48 mm)
Table size: 2.75" x 6" (70 mm x 152 mm)
Table travel: 4.25" (108 mm)
Hold-down provision: 2 T-slots
Lathes include faceplate, drive dog, toolpost, 1/4" HSS cutting tool, hex adjustment keys, spindle bars and two dead centers.
"A" packages available to include 3-jaw and drill chucks

CNC-ready models, inch/metric:
4000-CNC/4100-CNC (3.5" x 8" lathe)-$840.00
4000A-CNC/4100A-CNC (3.5 x 8" lathe with 2.5" 3-jaw and 1/4" drill chucks)-$924.00
4400-CNC/4410-CNC (3.5 x 17" lathe)-$924.00
4400A-CNC/4410A-CNC (3.5" x 17" lathe with 3.1" 3-jaw and 3/8" drill chucks)-$1055.25

Other machine/accessory packages also available to make ordering easier and to save money. Call for details on "B" and "C" packages.


 

CNC-ready from $976.50

(Model 5400-CNC shown, $1107.75)

 

CNC-ready milling machines

3-axis mills available with 10" or 12" base or 8-direction mill with 14" base

Stepper motor mounts provided on X-, Y- and Z-axes
1/3+ HP DC motor with electronic speed control
Spindle speed range: 70-2800 RPM, continuously variable
Spindle nose: 3/4-16 external thread with #1 Morse internal taper
Hole through spindle: .405" (10 mm)
P/N 6530 (6531)-Spindle: 3/4-16 external thread, #1 Morse internal taper, .405" hole through spindle
Table and saddle have dovetailed ways with tapered gibs

CNC-ready models, inch/metric:
P/N 5000-CNC/5100-CNC (10" base)-$976.50
P/N 5400-CNC/5410-CNC (12" base, 1/4" drill chuck, headstock spacer block, laser-engraved scales)-$1107.75
P/N 2000-CNC/2010-CNC (14" base, 8-direction column, 1/4" drill chuck, laser-engraved scales, column riser block)-$1338.75

 

Full shop packages with lathe, mill and accessories are also available with CNC ready or full CNC machines.


Complete CNC Mill Systems

$2677.50

Also available with Sherline's 8-direction model 2000 mill as P/N 8020/8021 for $2670.00.

Complete CNC lathe/mill/accessory shop packages are also available. Call  (800) 541-0735 for details or see www.sherline.com.

P/N 8540 (Metric P/N 8541)

CNC Mill with computer and software

New Sherline computer comes with preinstalled Linux OS and EMC2 4-axis g-code software to control X, Y, Z and A (rotary) axes stepper motors (4th "A" axis rotary table purchased separately)
Includes keyboard, mouse, built-in driver box and power supply with separate on/off switch, USB flash drive, drill chuck and headstock spacer block plus hex adjustment keys and spindle bar
110 or 220 Volt operation
Uses industry standard G- and M-codes
EMC control program includes tool path compensation, backplot program
1/4" Jacobs or Rohm drill chuck, headstock spacer block, hex keys and spindle bar.
3 dual-shaft NEMA 23 frame size, 2 amp, 136 oz-in stepper motors on X, Y and Z axes
One year parts and labor warranty for non-production use

"A" package available includes useful selection of tooling, vise, clamps, tools, etc. P/N 8540A/8541A.

Computer:

4-axis driver box built into computer case

Includes cables, keyboard and mouse (you supply a monitor)

1 GB flash drive included for transferring g-code files

Linux (Ubuntu) OS and EMC2 G-code control program pre-installed on hard drive.

DVD drive


$2908.50

See P/N 8730 rotary table in Accessories section below to add a 4th axis rotary table to either CNC mill.

P/N 8020 (Metric P/N 8021)

8-Direction mill with CNC control on X, Y and Z-axes

Same computer-controlled X-, Y- and Z-axis movement as above but with the addition of a multi-axis ram that allows positioning of the headstock in the following directions:

90 rotation side to side

Swing toward and away from the operator

Ram movement in and out

Ram swing to left and right

In addition, the base is 14" long rather than 12" as on the 8540 above allowing for greater throat distance. (No headstock spacer block is included because ram movement in and out eliminates the need for one.)

CNC-ready mills are also available without stepper motors or computer.


CNC Lathes

8400 CNC 3.5 x 8" Lathe $2331.00

 

 

 

 

P/N 8400 (Metric P/N 8410)

CNC 3.5" x 8"  Lathe

Stepper motor mounts provided on leadscrew and crosslide feeds
Tailstock spindle driven by handwheel, travel: 1.5" (38 mm)
Hi-Torque 90 VDC motor with electronic speed control
Spindle speed range: 70-2800 RPM, continuously variable
Operating current: 100 VAC to 240 VAC, 50 or 60 Hz (no transformer required, built-in circuit automatically adjusts to incoming current)
Spindle nose: 3/4-16 external thread with #1 Morse internal taper
Hole through spindle: .405" (10 mm)
Swing over bed: 3.50" (90 mm)
Swing over carriage: 1.88" (48 mm)
Table size: 2.75" x 6" (70 mm x 152 mm)
Table travel: 4.25" (108 mm)
Hold-down provision: 2 T-slots
Lathes include faceplate, drive dog, toolpost, 1/4" HSS cutting tool, hex adjustment keys, spindle bars and two dead centers.
Locking lever on Z-axis leadscrew

Computer:

4-axis driver box built into computer case

Includes cables, keyboard and mouse (you supply a monitor)

1 GB flash drive included for transferring g-code files

Linux (Ubuntu) OS and EMC2 G-code control program pre-installed on hard drive.

DVD drive

8440/8441 CNC 3.5 x 17" Lathe

$2415.00

 

Complete CNC lathe/mill/accessory shop packages are also available. Call  (800) 541-0735 for details or see www.sherline.com.  


P/N 8440 (Metric P/N 8441)

CNC 3.5" x 17" Lathe

The same specifications as above, but with 9 more inches of distance between centers for holding longer parts.

"A", "B" and "C" accessory packages also available to make ordering easier and to save money. Call for details.

 

CNC-ready lathes are also available without stepper motors or computer.


Accessories for CNC

CNC-ready: $336.00

With stepper motor: $414.75

P/N 3700-CNC

CNC-ready 4" rotary table

Stepper motor mount with dampened coupler accepts stepper motor with 23 frame size
Table diameter: 4.0" (102 mm)
Table height: 2.0" (51 mm)
Worm gear ratio: 72:1
Hold-down provision: 4 T-slots plus 3/4-16 chuck adapter
Mounting provision: 3 holes 1/4-20 in bottom of base plus slot for angle clamps and 2 holes in worm housing flange.

 

P/N 8730

CNC 4" rotary table with stepper motor

Same as above but with 67127 stepper motor installed.

Ready to plug into Sherline CNC mill for use as 4th (rotary) axis

The table is also available with programmable control/keypad unit for stand-alone operation. See P/N 8700 CNC Rotary Table. ($725.00)

$630.00

P/N 8760

4-axis CNC Driver and Power Supply

Controls X, Y, Z and A (rotary) axes stepper motors
25-pin parallel cable connects to printer port of your computer
Plugs on cables attach directly to Sherline 67127 stepper motors
Includes Linux OS and EMC2 software on CD-ROM
110 or 220 Volt operation

Read the INSTRUCTIONS (.PDF file)

$472.50

Drive any individual axis of a Sherline CNC-ready lathe or mill with this easy to program control keypad.

P/N 8800

CNC Linear Motion Controller

Read the instructions for the 8800 linear motion controller

Complete, stand-alone controller and stepper motor. Attach to any Sherline CNC-ready slide for instant programmable control for that axis
Power supply: 120 VAC input; 24 VDC, 1 Amp output
Stepper motor: 136 oz-in (uni-polar), 2 amp, NEMA 23 frame size, dual shaft (with flats pre-machined on shaft for Sherline coupling set screws)
Handwheel included on rear shaft for manual operation

Learn more about the LINEAR CONTROLLER (.PDF file)

Read the INSTRUCTIONS (.PDF file)


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