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Unimxt s tailstock and leadscrew handwheel assembly. Select a valid country. Some examples of this version have also been found with saddle and cross-slide locking screws the latter with a small brass plug pushed against the right-hand cross-slide bar but such fittings appear not to have been standard until at least the Mk. Please keep in mind that: Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the balance is not paid in full within 6 months.

The item you’ve selected was not added to your cart. By reversing the pulleys, and rearranging the belt runs, 11 speeds emck approximately to r. A recent discovery was a Mk. To discover which model you have found, invert the machine and look at the underside of the bed: That section of the base on which the headstock fitted was rectangular in shape, with a flat front, and bored to accept a large “inverted-cone” that allowed the headstock to be rotated or quickly detached.

Unimat DB/SL Lathe, Belts, Manual,Links.

However, this was not the first type of lock and some earlier versions have been found with a cruder system where, on the right-hand side front of the casting, an mm wide tapped boss was incorporated that took an M6 x 8 mm grub screw bearing directly onto the way bar.

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The motor was a U90 type and the finish either a pale grey-green hammer effect, or plain grey. Upon first assembly the base casting and headstock were jigged and a small vertical slot cut across the junction of their front faces.


The uses of these machines are as unlimited as the skill and imagination of the operator given the wealth of accessories available. It is likely that only two motors were used on this model: A central leadscrew was used to drive the carriage up and down the bed rails.

Minimum monthly payments are required. Although the system worked well enough, it did not have the clamping power of the later type and would probably not have stood up well to the demands of heavier milling cuts. Watch list is full. The specification plate of a typical US-market DB usually read: The setting piece may be removed again after the headstock has been clamped in position. Add to watch list Remove from watch list. For the American market the 2A Instruction book was published by “American Edelstaal” in New York and was a considerable improvement over the original.

Please be sure your E-mail settings will accept my reply. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. The first example used ecmo crude system, similar to that employed in a bicycle hub, with crowded loose balls contained between cones with the single-groove drive pulley held in place overhung, at the left-hand end of the cartridge by an M nut, the adjustment of which was used amnual set the bearing pre-load.

An alternative precision cartridge, the “Clockmaker’s Sleeve Order No. How long-lived and reliable is a Unimat?

Although this model carried a badge with the designation “SL” manuzl recent years some of Elliott’s original advertising literature has caused confusion – they unwisely invented a model designation ” Unimat 9 ” nine machine in one when really they should just have listed it using ” Emco Unimat SL “.

Late s carriage with a single locking screw on the cross uinmat, wasp-tail handles and crude, cast-in degree marking on the feed-screw handwheels.

EMCO-UNIMAT Model SL Operating Manual pdf – CNC Manual

It is likely that more than one kind of handwheel was fitted on the production line, with some being of a slightly different diameter to others. Thanks for bringing it to my attention Late s headstock with the vertical, hexagon-headed alignment pin Mk.


The plain bearings were lubricated through wicks, and it’s important not to take these out and squirt oil in directly – doing so will wreck the motor.

To excite the anoraks amongst us, some six variations on the handle have so far unimar to light. Drill to center of circle However, one measured has been discovered to have an OD 0.

EMCO-UNIMAT Model SL Operating Manual

The hole leads to a felt washer that wicks just oil, less any dirt, into the sintered-bronze bearings. I tried O’ rings. As it would have provided the easiest and most reliable route into production the first version like nearly ever other amateur lathe of the timehad its base and other major castings in iron.

Improvements were also made to the headstock, with the spindle being given a register flange and the 2-step pulley made reversible on its mounting – so providing an increase in the number of speeds. Despite being intended as a mass-production unit evidence from these specimens shows that, at first no doubt because of the still-severe economic conditions at the timethe Emco factory would have had a limited number of automatic production machines and a good deal of hand-work went into each example.

This year the number has sky rocketed. These first die-cast machines have become known as the “Heavy” Unimat because, a little later, yet another change of material was made to a different grade of ZAMAK resulting in the “Light” version. If, with the tension screw No. It was sold specifically for use on the ‘W’ and appears to have been offered in Europe only. The cross slide followed the same design and, just like the English Drummond Little Goliath of 25 years earlier, ran on two bars instead of conventional machined ways.

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