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EMCO-UNIMAT Model SL Operating Manual

ER collets also have an extraction groove– the E and ES collets do not. 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.

Although the material has a memory, the belts will stretch a little after 20 or 30 minutes of use. Whilst the OD and ID are plain machined the flats were ground. 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.

Leadscrew, cross-feed screw M 8×1 left. Subject to credit approval. The outside face of the front cone was ground to an abutment flange for items screwed onto the spindle nose – although this arrangement may have caused problems with the bearing adjustment, with heavier interrupted cuts tending to tighten the cone and reduce clearances.

The first version of the W appears to have been based on a mid to late Mk.

So as not to mark the bar, a small brass button was used on the end of the screw. Visit my eBay store.

Despite being intended as a mass-production unit evidence from these specimens shows that, emmco 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.

Having established the lathe in production, Maier set about both improving production methods which necessitated changes to the machine’s constructionand ironing out some of the design deficiencies that were becoming apparent as owners began to explore the limits of its potential. I finally teamed up with a belting manufacturer and I am now able to offer the best fitting belts ever to ride the pulleys of a Unimat!


The specification plate of a typical US-market DB usually read: 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. This had a big, round-shaped induction motor with matching wrapper paint, a small red name plate mounted low down on the sloping face of the headstock, green paint and die-cast hand wheels with the wasp-tail handles.

Image not available Photos not available for this variation. Shipping cost cannot be calculated. As a point of interest, the spindle from this unit was also used in the Toolpost Grinder part number VS that Emco offered for their larger V7, V8 and V10 lathes. Expect some handwriting and grease smears. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. In the UK the lathe was marketed first by J. This item will ship to United Statesbut the seller has not specified shipping options.

Versions made in the middle years of production can be recognised by the use of die-cast handwheels still with wasp-tail handles and a red-silver-red badge. In the final years of production the green steel cased motor returned and the hand wheels were now made of plastic. Minimum monthly payments are required. Towards the end of the Mk. It may be that an earlier model was advertised in – but a search by the writer’s German contacts through hobby literature of that year has drawn a blank – hence this is likely to have been not just the first American, but the first ever advertisement for the Unimat Continued: Swing over cross slide The original belts were in the form of coiled-steel wire “springs”, not an ideal material to run against aluminium.

Distribution then moved to an organisation called Emco-Luxalmost certainly a tie up between a long-established German-owned European tool distributor and Maier.

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If the felts have dried out remove them and soak in thin oil for a couple of days – that usually gets them working again; alternatively, fashion new felts from material easily available from dress-making shops.

See all condition definitions – opens in a new window or tab. Late s headstock with the vertical, hexagon-headed alignment pin Mk. The item may be a unimt second or a new, unused item with defects. Finally, with an expanding range of products, and a move into CNC machine tools, Maier grasped the nettle and brought the marketing and distribution in-house. See terms – opens in a new window or tab.


All these years I over looked that. A recent discovery was a Mk. Back to home page. Most of the first boxes had nicely bevelled vertical corners, until at some point during SL productionthis was stopped, probably as an economy measure.

If you have any questions about this listing or you are searching for other items, please contact us. The heavier base, having a much higher zinc content hence the weightmeant that it could be subjected to “plastic cold flow” if left under constant stress. Although the exterior dimensions of the cartridge were one of the few things to remain unchanged throughout production, its contents did not.

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See other items More We will do our best to help you. You are covered by the eBay Money Back Guarantee if you receive an item that is not as described in the listing. Of all the elastometers available for power transmission, this material is the best suited and most widely used. The uses of these machines are as unlimited as the skill and imagination of the operator given the wealth of accessories available. When the faces were correctly aligned by using the tailstock method previously outlined it was possible to insert into the slot a small “setting piece” – a disc washer given by the handbook as being 0.

Other offers may also be available. It must be emphasised that the manufacturer did not use these, nor were the alterations given any publicity at the time. A central leadscrew was used to drive the carriage up and down the bed rails. The tailstock cantilever was reduced and the casting became a two-piece affair with the upper and lower sections clamped to the bed rails by a single Allen bolt. The vertical pillar was