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-2000DRO (Click the Cyber Deals logo to view the current promotions).

8-direction vertical milling machine with digital readout (Shipping~48lb)

   

US$ 1320.00    

Any Sherline milling machine can be ordered with digital readouts factory installed. The installation includes special handwheels with built-in electronic encoders that replace the standard handwheels. (The standard handwheels are not included when the DRO option is ordered.) These special DRO handwheels are connected to an electronic readout box that translates the handwheel movement into a display of table travel for each of the three axes of movement. The readout for any axis can be reset to zero at any time with the push of a button. Spindle RPM is also constantly displayed on the box whenever the motor is running. The readout can be fitted to either inch or metric machines. See the drop-down menu below for part numbers for each machine.

Digital readouts have become increasingly popular in professional machine shops in recent years because they make working with dimensions easier and help eliminate mistakes in counting handwheel revolutions. The display shows the position of each axis in relation to a zero point that you establish. Inch versions show position to three and a half decimal places or to within .0005". Metric versions show position to within .01 mm. Backlash can be electronically eliminated by setting its measured value into the readout box for each axis. When handwheel rotation changes direction, the backlash value is electronically subtracted before the readout counts in the other direction.

The ease with which distance and direction can be kept track of with this system will add a new level of enjoyment to your machining. It also helps eliminate some of the tedious job of keeping track of handwheel revolutions and thereby helps eliminate errors.

The 2000-series 8-direction mill was designed to take Sherline tools into the next century. Patterned after the movements of the industry standard for full-size mills, the Bridgeport® mill, the column has been redesigned to offer four additional directions of movement compared to other Sherline mills. A modified rotary column attachment allows the Z-axis column to tilt from side to side up to 90°. A laser engraved angle scale makes setting the tilt angle easy. As on the rotary column, a clamping ring design locks the column securely at the desired angle. On the back side of this special rotary column attachment is a knuckle that allows the top of the Z-axis column to be tilted either toward or away from the operator. Laser engraved scales indicate movement up to 90° in either direction on this axis.

In addition to the side-to-side rotary tilt movement, the new column base offers a center pivot lock that allows the ram to be moved both in and out as well as swung from side to side. In/out travel is 5.50" and side-to-side motion is indicated by laser engraved scales showing up to 90° of movement either way. These four movements are in addition to the standard mill’s X-, Y-, Z-axis travel and headstock rotation movement, giving a total of eight directions of motion or tilt. This much versatility puts the Sherline model 2000 mill in a class by itself in this size range. It is a fully functional shop mill that fits on a tabletop and stores on a closet shelf. When used with accessories like the tilting angle table and rotary table, the machining possibilities of the mill are limited only by part size and the extent of your imagination.

The 2000-series mill base has been extended an additional 2" over the Model 5400/5410, extending the Y-axis travel to 7.0" (178mm). This was done to accommodate the pivoting mechanisms and to take advantage of the increased arm movements. Like the deluxe Model 5400/5410 mills, all handwheels are resettable to zero at any time.

The 8-direction mill includes the same laser engraved scales on the base and table as the 5400-series deluxe mill package. Also included is a 1/4" Jacobs drill chuck and key. (The headstock spacer block is not included on the 2000-series mill, as the ram travel makes it unnecessary.)

All Sherline mills feature precision machined dovetailed slides with adjustable gibs, permanently lubricated spindle bearings, adjustable preload anti-backlash feed screws and a high-torque 90 VDC motor with electronic speed control. Speed is continuously variable from 70 to 2800 RPM without gear or belt changes. A second pulley position is also available to provide extra torque at low RPM if needed.

OTHER OPTIONS: The 2000/2010 mill can be ordered with P/N 8100 digital readout already installed. Standard handwheels are not included because they are replaced by the DRO handwheels. The mill can also be ordered in "CNC ready" configuration ready for the application of stepper motors and CNC controls. In this configuration the standard handwheels are supplied so that they can be used on the rear shaft of a dual shaft stepper motor for optional manual control.

Sherline's Mills variety Specifications

FEATURE

5000(5100)

5400(5410)

2000 (2010)

Max clearance, table to spindle

8.00" (203 mm)

8.00" (203 mm)

9.00" (229 mm)

Throat (without headstock spacer) 2.25" (50 mm) 2.25" (50 mm) Adjustable
Throat (with headstock spacer block) (Not included) Included, 3.50" (89 mm)  Not Required
Travel, "X" Axis

9.00" (228 mm)

9.00" (228 mm)

9.00" (229 mm)

Travel, "Y" Axis

3.00" (76 mm)

5.00" (127 mm)

7.00" (178 mm)

Travel, "Z" Axis

6.25" (159 mm)

6.25" (159 mm).

5.38" (137 mm)

Hole through spindle

.405" (10 mm)

.405" (10 mm)

.405 (10 mm)

Spindle nose thread

3/4-16 T.P.I.

3/4-16 T.P.I.

3/4-16 T.P.I.

Spindle taper

#1 Morse

#1 Morse.

#1 Morse

Handwheel graduations

.001" (.01 mm)

.001" (.01 mm)

.001" (.01 mm)

Width overall*

14.75" (375 mm)

15.00" (381 mm)

15.00 (381 mm)

Depth overall*

11.75" (298 mm)

14.00" (356 mm)

22.25" (565 mm)

Height overall*

20.75" (527 mm)

20.75" (527 mm)

23.38" (568 mm)

Table size

2.75" x 13.00" (70 x 330 mm)

2.75" x 13.00" (70 x 330 mm)

2.75" x 13.00" (70 x 330 mm)

Hold down provision

2 "T" Slots

2 "T" Slots

2 "T" Slots

Shipping weight

33 lb. (15.0 kg)

36 lb. (16.3 kg)

38 lb. (17.2 kg)

Movements in addition to X-, Y- and Z-axes

Headstock rotation 90° left/right

Headstock rotation 90° left/right

Headstock rotation 90° left/right, column rotation (90° L/R), column pivot (front/back), column swing (90° L/R) and 5.5" column travel (in/out)

Motor 90 volt DC with electronic speed control automatically converts any input from 100 VAC to 240 VAC, 50 or 60 Hz.
Spindle speed range

70-2800 RPM continuously variable by electronic speed control

(Inch)

(Metric)


2000DRO 8-direction vertical milling machine with digital readout (Shipping~48lb)