CNC Lathe -- SmartLathEZ 1740

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|serial            = Add Me
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|manufacturer_specs = [[File:SmartLathEZ1740Manual.pdf]]
|manual            = [[File:822LatheManual.pdf]]<br/>
|manual            = [[File:822LatheManual.pdf]]
|location          = Machine Shop
|location          = Machine Shop
|reservations      = {{Asylum Tool Reservation}}
|reservations      = {{Asylum Tool Reservation}}

Revision as of 10:49, 13 January 2018

Tools at the Asylum
Millport SmartLathEZ 1740 CNC Metal Lathe
with Centroid CNC7 T Series control

This is not a picture of the lathe

General Info
ModelSmartLathEZ 1740
SerialAdd Me
Mfr. Specs
Training (experimental section)
Tool SpeciesLathes -- Metal
(Includes rubric, training information, and testing information.)
Asylum Info
LocationMachine Shop
Ownerthe Asylum
Operational Status
Latest Status
QR Code

Undocumented features

- Spindle M codes. Machine has a manual gear shift. G-code must have the appropriate M codes inserted manually to achieve correct spindle speeds. If speed cannot be achieved in the set gear, the program will pause at that point and you'll have to manually stop the program. (This doesn't seem to affect manual spindle speed settings; only speed settings during a program.)
M41: Low (10-84RPM)
M42: Medium (45-380RPM)
M43: High (240-2000RPM)

- USB port. There is a USB port on the left hand side of the control head. This is NOT standard equipment on a lathe of this vintage! (MS-DOS does not support USB.) Because of this, it does not work quite the same way a USB port on other devices does.
1) You must insert your USB drive into the port *before* powering on the lathe. If the drive is not present during the BIOS checks, it will not be recognized. You must power down the lathe to remove the drive and change any files on it. Then re-insert the drive and power the lathe back on to read the changes.
2) Because the controller is running MS-DOS 6.2, only FAT16 volumes will be recognized. FAT32, NTFS, HPFS, etc... will not work. The largest volume you can have in FAT16 is 2GB (2^31 bytes). 2GB and smaller USB flash drives format to FAT16 by default in Windows and most flavors of Linux. USB devices larger than 2GB will have to be re-partitioned to make the primary partition 2GB or smaller. (You'll need Disk Manager in Windows or something like FDISK in Linux to do this.)

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