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    I was looking at Smithys Automate CNC machines, kind of mini VMCs.

    Anyone familiar with these?

    I saw that Bolton sells what looks like a very similar machine, but I can't seem to find much on either of them.

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    Default Re: Smithy AutoMate

    I am also interested in this and their CNC lathe.



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    Default Re: Smithy AutoMate

    I am interested in the Smithy lathes with the Siemens 808 controller too, About the same$ as the tormach SBL but much larger spindle hole (The big bore anyhow) and between centers. ALso seems to be true servo wheras Tormach is still pushing steppers....... Hummmm

    Anyone seen one or have any insight... ?

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    If I read the specs right, it looks like those AutoMate lathes need 3-phase power.



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    Default Re: Smithy AutoMate

    I have been thinking about the AutoMate lathe as well. Debating on maybe one of these or, a Tormach or just converting my manual 14x40. I'm curious as to if anybody actually has one of these? I called and they said it can be run on a rotary phase converter. I have a trip up to MI Friday and their warehouse is on the way to where I am going so I am going to stop by and check one of their demo units out in the showroom.



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    slammedxonair , did you make it to the showroom? Or have any further thoughts along these lines ?

    I have had thoughts of a conversion too....but am leaning toward somthing already put together and hopefully debugged Haha

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    Yes I did stop up. The machine seemed pretty decent they turned some parts for me there. I downloaded a demo version of the controller to mess with in my spare time because I have some saving to do anyways. I did download the KipwareT conversational demo and messed with it for a couple days it seems pretty easy for me to learn so as long as I can run the basics of the controller and get a post for it then I think I should be able to do all my designing in the KipwareT for a while.



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    Quote Originally Posted by slammedxonair View Post
    Yes I did stop up. The machine seemed pretty decent they turned some parts for me there. I downloaded a demo version of the controller to mess with in my spare time because I have some saving to do anyways. I did download the KipwareT conversational demo and messed with it for a couple days it seems pretty easy for me to learn so as long as I can run the basics of the controller and get a post for it then I think I should be able to do all my designing in the KipwareT for a while.
    Did you pull the trigger on their lathe?



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    Default Re: Smithy AutoMate

    Not yet, still trying to find a new shop location I'm completely out of room.



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    Quote Originally Posted by slammedxonair View Post
    Not yet, still trying to find a new shop location I'm completely out of room.
    I feel your pain... I am in the same situation space wise. How did your comparison between this and other lathes like the Tormach SL15 go? I was seriously considering the Tormach and then I came across the Automate ones. I can't seem to find out much about the Automate on the web... either they are very new or there are not a lot of them out there.



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    Default Re: Smithy AutoMate

    Yea I may actually end up custom ordering one of the bigger machines they can have built. They are not on their web site but they have bigger machines available for custom ordering. I'm just playing the waiting game to pull the trigger once I have a new shop situated.



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    Actually I just looked at their site and they are listing more of the bigger machines now.



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