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A CNC driven toolpost for the Turnado lathe.

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  • This toolpost was specifically designed for the TURNADO lathe and MILL TURN combination machines.  It has a 4 position ratcheting and locking turret which can be operated by the A axis of your machine.  The stepper motor  is cabled specifically for the Gecko 540  drives.  

    This toolpost can be used on earlier machines as well, but it may require some minor adaptations to attain proper center height.  Also earlier machines which use the 7 amp CNC system will require  the stepper motor to be wired for that drive system.

    The turret operates by rotating past 90 degrees then reversing to lock in position.   Each turret is slightly different so you will need to do some tests to set the steps per degree for your toolpost in the Mach 3 motor tuning files.  Once this is done you can write your programs to move the turret to any one of the 4 positions.  

    One of our customers has written a special macro for the turret which makes the programming much easier and faster.  Once you have made your tests and know your motor tuning data you can contact -

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