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CNC System Retrofit for Lathe
CNC System Retrofit for Lathe

Product #: 8401/8402/8442/8443

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For those who already have a Sherline lathe and want to upgrade to CNC we now offer the complete CNC lathe system less the lathe. Here's what you get:

Sherline computer with Linux and EMC preloaded, keyboard, mouse, driver box with separately switchable power supply, connecting cables, and backup software.

Computer Specifications:

  • Processor Speed: 2 GHz or faster
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Hard Drive: 250 GB
  • Internal drive: DVD-RW
  • External drive: 1 GB USB Flash drive
  • Current: Internal switches are set to 110VAC but can be reset for operation with 230 VAC
  • Installed software: Ubuntu* Linux-based OS with linuxcnc 4-axis CNC software.

*Note: Prior to January, 2005, Redhat version 2.xx was installed. From January, 2005 to September, 2009, Debian version 4.xx was installed. Starting in October, 2009 Ubuntu version was installed. Our 6.0 version of Ubuntu with “Lucid” build   installed starting February, 2010. Debian wheezy 2017


The CNC-Ready lathe Upgrade Kits

The lathe upgrade kits include the following:

  • 2 stepper motor mounts
  • CNC-RH Coupling Preload Nut
  • CNC- Lathe Bed Leadscrew
  • CNC Template, Bed Bushing
  • CNC Template, Slide Bushing
  • All the nuts and screws for motor mount attachment
  • Conversion and assembly instructions

Three 67127 stepper motors with plugs.

Stepper motor specifications:

  • Frame size: NEMA #23
  • Shaft: 1/4" diameter, dual shafts
  • Torque: 100+ oz. in.
  • Voltage: 3.2 V.
  • Current: 2 A
  • Step Angle: 1.8° (200 steps/rev)

More detailed manufacturer specifications can be found on the stepper motor instruction page


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