5800-DRO/5810-DRO NexGen Mill

$2,390.00

NexGen Vertical  Milling Machine (18″ base) + DRO (Digital Read Out).

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Product Description

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.

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.

NOTE: The unit does not translate dimensions from inch to metric. It must be initialized to work with the pitch of the leadscrew to which the handwheel is attached.

NOTE: The DRO was not designed to provide a closed-loop system when used in conjunction with CNC; however, it can be adapted to fit on the rear shaft of stepper motors for manual use. See the DRO on CNC page for installation instructions.

Standard equipment for the model 5800 (5810 metric)-DRO mill includes:

  • A powerful 90V DC motor with electronic speed controller
  • 18″ mill base with Y-axis leadscrew protection
  • 2.75″ (70 mm) x 18.0″ (457 mm) extended mill table with two T-slots
  • 7″ x 13″ tooling plate
  • 15″ (63mm) extended column bed
  • Extra-rigid column base
  • Special handwheels are supplied with DRO machines. These handwheels can be reset to zero electronically with the push of a button on the DRO display box. Sherline DRO mills are outfitted with the special DRO 2″ (51mm) handwheels on the Y-asix leadscrew and X-axis table feed screw, and a 2.5″ handwheel on the Z-axis vertical feed screw. Each handwheel has laser engraved aluminum handwheel collars
  • 3072 ¼” Jacobs drill chuck w/ key, #1 Morse arbor with drawbolt
  • Oil reservoirs on the X-, Y- and Z-axes
  • Pulleys, drive belt, three hexagonal keys, spindle bars, gib removal tool, eight-foot three-wire power cord, and instruction manual

See the individual page for the 5800/5810 Mill for more details on the machine itself and what comes with it.

Other Purchasing Options:

5800A/5810A NexGen Mill Package A
5800A-DRO/5810A-DRO NexGen Mill Package A
5800-CNC/5810-CNC CNC-Ready NexGen Mill
5800A-CNC/5810A-CNC CNC-Ready NexGen Mill Package A
8580/8581 – Complete CNC NexGen  Mill System
3563 7″ x 18″ Tooling Plate

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Max clearance
(table to spindle)
14.00″ (356 mm)
Throat
(no spacer)
Adjustable
Throat
(w/ headstock spacer)
Adjustable
Travel, “X” Axis 13.65″ (347 mm)
Travel, “Y” Axis 11.00″ (279 mm)
Travel, “Z” Axis 9.38″ (238 mm)
Hole through spindle .405″ (10 mm)
Spindle nose thread 3/4″-16 T.P.I.
Spindle nose taper #1 Morse
Spindle runout of Morse taper .0005″ or less
Handwheel graduations .001″ (.01 mm)
Electronically controlled spindle speed range 70 to 2800 RPM
Width Overall* 20.00 (508 mm)
Depth Overall* 23.13″ (588 mm)
Height Overall (Max.)* 24.50″ (622 mm)
Table size 2.75″ x 18.00″ (70 x 457 mm)
Hold-down provision 3 T-Slots
Shipping Weight 50 lb. (22.7 kg)
Movements in addition
to X-, Y- and Z-axes
Headstock rotation (90° left/right)
Column pivot (90° forward/back)
Column swing (90° left/right)
Column travel (in/out) 5.5″ (140 mm)
Motor 90 volt DC with electronic speed control that accepts any incoming current from 100VAC to 240 VAC, 50 Hz or 60 Hz.

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Spindle Speed Range 70-2800 RPM continuously variable by electronic speed control

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