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EMCO-UNIMAT Model SL Operating Manual
From what I have read, I believe overunits were produced. 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.
Please keep in mind that: Upon first assembly the base casting and headstock were jigged and a small vertical slot cut across the junction of their front faces. Here is something of interest from my belt specifications: This year the number has sky rocketed. One especially interesting Unimat-based lathe has also been found, a home-made version – seen here. In April the writer met a model engineer who had been given one as a present for his 21 st birthday some 40 years previously.
The first Unimat I bought had no belts. This item will be shipped through the Global Shipping Program and includes international tracking.
EMCO-UNIMAT Model SL Operating Manual pdf – CNC Manual
If, with the tension screw No. However, it is more than likely that stocks of the older cast-iron machines had not been exhausted and the two models may have been available side by side for some time. Later arrangements were more sensible and robust, with the use of two single-row, self-adjusting sealed-for-life ball races NSK Bearings part number E with wavy “Belville” washers providing the thrust.
Other offers may also be available. THE simple solution for eBay sellers. Eventually to be distributed world-wide – with importers using a variety of badges on the headstock – the first known advertisement for what was to become known as the DB in the USA, and SL in Europe, has been traced to page 60 in the October, issue of Model Railroader Magazine and placed by the original American importer Plasticast of Chicago, Illinois and Palo Alto, California.
Some versions of this lathe have been found with two locking screws on the cross slide, one in the normal position nearer the front and the other in line with it further back.
Although at first the carriage had no form of lock, later models were given a clamp bolt at the rear that also acted as a form of adjustment to the sliding fit. The fellow I bought it from assured me they were easy to find, maybe twenty years ago this was true.
Skip to main content. Learn more – opens in new window jnimat tab. For the American market the 2A Instruction book was published by “American Edelstaal” in New York and was a considerable improvement over the original.
Refer to eBay Return policy for more details. These wonderful little machines are now orphans since Emco discontinued support of accessories, parts and manuals. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Any international shipping is paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc.
For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab. It may well be that some owners, frustrated by the absence of a carriage lock on their early machines, could have fitted their own – so it is impossible to be categorical on this point.
It must be emphasised that the manufacturer did not use these, nor were the alterations given any publicity at the time. Our policy is to offer value products to our customers at a fair or below market price. If a physically similar replacement capacitor cannot be found an electrically compatible one – in the UK for example a Maplin Electronics Part No. An examination of the castings used on early lathes show them to have an inferior finish to later ones, though no doubt their material quality was entirely satisfactory.
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How long-lived and reliable is a Unimat? A new, unused item with absolutely no signs of wear. Drill to unimar of circle Note that this is a copy of the manual. The “Light” models were painted a hammer-effect green and with minor mechanical alterations only, including rather crude, cast-in degree-graduation marks on the front of the headstock. 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.
One feature found on some early models the writer’s own example being so equipped was a tiny oil hole drilled vertically through the front wall of the carriage by which means the end of the cross-feed screw, where it passed through the casting, could be lubricated.