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Pneumatic Collet Chuck - Gang Tool Table/Plate

The FH30B small CNC gang tool lathe has features that make it comparable to production CNC gang tool lathes on the market - BUT, it is generally smaller and has a lower price than these other gang tool production lathes.  

Like the larger AutoMate CNC lathes, the FH30B has a closed loop system and servo motors/drives - allowing for rigid tapping and spindle positioning.

This small CNC gang tool lathe is smallest of all the AutoMate CNC line of production CNC lathes.  However, it has the same high quality components that are found in larger AutoMate CNC turning centers - such as Siemens CNC Control, Schneider electronics and PMI ball screws.

The FH30B small CNC gang tool lathe has a foot activated pneumatically controlled collet system, and gang tool table.

The FH30B is the lowest cost small parts production lathe you are likely to find.  But, it still comes standard with the Siemens 808D CNC control system with conversational programming capabilities.

This small gang tool lathe is built for full production of small diameter turned parts.  It also fits well in vocational labs - and is a popular option for garage shops, where price is a big factor.


Big Production in a Small Package

Pneumatic Collet Chuck - Gang Tool Table

Built to industrial standards, but priced similar to other "personal CNC" lathes on the market. The FH30B is a real CNC production quality lathe in a compact package.

Very high performance-to-cost ratio make this machine a great value. Great for parts production - and for home/small shop use. It is also an excellent choice for labs and in educational settings.

Pneumatic collet closer, gang tool table, and a standard tooling package makes this one of the most cost effective CNC lathes for small parts production. The center lead screw and large V-way design assures excellent rigidity. Big performance in a small package.

Product Summary:
  • Siemens 808D CNC Control
  • Servo Motors and Drives
  • Closed Loop System
  • 4 HP Spindle
  • 50-3000 RPM
  • Feed Rate: 320 IPM on X / 360 IPM on Z
  • Travel: 10" on X / 8" on Z
  • Centrally Located Ball Screw for Increased Accuracy
  • Full Safety-Locked Enclosure
  • Gang Type Tooling
  • Pneumatic Collet Closer w/Collet Set
Warranty Details:
  • 1 year on FH30B lathe
  • 3 years total (2+1) on Siemens 808D Control




Lathe Machine
Heavy Castings w/Cast Base Compact, rigid machine design - weighing over 1700 lbs. High weight-to-work cube ratio that assures hihg precision and quality part finishes, even when taking heavy cuts.
Full Enclosure Machine is completely enclosed with a sliding front access door and easy access panels on tailstock end, and machine back side. Coolant and chips are enclosed and properly recycled. Electromagnetic lock keeps operator safe.
1.46” Spindle Bore Easy access for standard pneumatic collet system. Optional hydraulic collet system available. Adaptable for automatic bar feeder and live tooling.
Gang Tool Plate A nice set of tool holders is included. Gang tool turning is the fastest, simplest and most economical of turning methods. 
Pneumatic Collet Closer w/Foot Actuator Collet system is air actuated and can be operated from the auxiliary panel or with the foot actuator. Easy access actuator options improves efficiency and safety for the operator. Also reduces operator fatigue.
Solid Box Ways Traditional machine way design has several advantages - including the ability to take heavy cuts and handling heavier work pieces. Induction hardened, and ground for precision and long life.
Center Mounted Ball Screw Eliminates torque on the ball screw - improving dynamic properties of the machine and increasing component life. Also provides better protection to the ball screw.
Telescoping Covers Stainless steel telescoping guards provide maximum protection of guideways and ball screw from chips and coolant.
Foundation Pads Heavy machined leveling pads that adjust the height to keep your machine aligned and balanced. Solid multi-point contact with shop floor reduces vibrations and increases accuracy.
Tool Box and Tools A set of the basic tools required for maintenance are included with this lathe. Gives you what you need to get up and running and for routine maintenance.
Drive System
4 HP Servo Spindle Drive Plenty of power to match the machine’s capacity - Has more horse power than comparably priced machines. Capable of rigid tapping and spindle positioning.
50-3000 Spindle Speed Range Infinitely variable speed ranges, from 50 to 3000 RPMs. No need for changing gears or belts.
Feed Rates: 240 IPM on X / 360 IPM on Y Faster speeds equals higher production rates. The Siemens industrial control and axis servo drive system provide the power and control that allows for higher speeds - many times faster than competitive systems.
Schneider Electrical Components One reason we can offer an 18 month machine warranty is because of the recognized quality and reliability of Schneider Electrical components. Highest reliability rating - highly efficient design reduces power usage.
Ergonomic Control Panel and Operator Interface Machine control panel adjusts, and can rotate up to 90 degrees. High tactile buttons, manual pulse generator, and convenient cycle start buttons improve operator convenience, efficiency, and safety.
Manual Pulse Generator Handheld pendant that allows operator to be independent from the main control panel. The rotating knob generates pulses that are sent to the machine control, allowing the operator to move the lathe in a predetermined distance each click of the knob detent.
Automatic Lubrication System Lubricates all wear points during machine operation at continuous time intervals. Benefits include reduced labor, material costs and significant extension of bearing life.
Programmable Coolant System Control coolant flow at the control panel using standard M-Codes. Cycle times can be significantly reduced, while feed and cutting speeds can be significantly increased. Proper cooling extends life of cutting tools.
Work Light Focused lighting elements increase operator efficiency and reduce fatigue. This light is flicker resistant, waterproof, and resistant to both cooling and lubricants. It is also resitant to impacts and vibrations.
Tri-Color Alarm Light Green light turns red when control alarm recognizes a machining error, or machine malfunction. An operator standing away from the machine is visually alerted by the activated alarm light when machining cycle is finished or machine errors out.
Siemens 808D CNC Control
Closed Loop System System directly monitors motor position and velocity in real time. The system then automatically makes corrections to assure correct tool positioning. High accuracy and maximum parts quality ensures a minimal rejection rate. Also assures smoother surface finishes.
Siemens Servos and Drives Achieves rapid acceleration and higher speeds - maintains high torque throughout speed range. Motor is highly efficient - and it stays cool. Quiet at high speeds - vibration free operation.
Ideal for CNC Beginners Ideal for entry level CNC users, the innovative, integrative start- GUIDE from Siemens provides an on-line digital help function on every screen. Helpful instructions are available anytime - at a push of a button.
Simple & Intuitive Interface Well designed conversational programming functions and Wizards from Siemens, help streamline programming at the control panel. All Siemens 808D controls come standard with this SINUMERIK Operate BASIC functionality.
Compact and Robust Industrial panel design with hardened features is ideal for harsh environments. Small compact design matches smaller machines tools like the AutoMateCNC line.
USB Connector - Easily Handles Large Files This unique Siemens function allows for the streaming of large program files direct from a USB. Large files are no longer a concern - other CNC systems lack this robust level of functionality.
Built-In Helps Several Siemens provided “assists” help streamline programming functions. One example would be Hot Keys. With the Hot Key function, machine operators can easily access commonly used screens using operator defined hot keys.




Model Name FH30B Small Gang Tool Lathe LT1440 Small Shop Big Bore Lathe
Price $16,998 $16,899
Max Swing Over Bed 10” 14”
Max Swing Over Carriage 2.5” 5.25”
Max Length of Workpiece 7” 40”
Machine Repeatability .0002” .0004”
X Axis 9.5” 6.7”
Z Axis 8.5” 33”
X-Axis Rapids 240 IPM 180 IPM
Z-Axis Rapids 360 IPM 200 IPM
Max Cutting Speed 100 IPM 100 IPM
Spindle Power 4 HP 4 HP
RPM Range 50-3000 100-2500
Spindle Bore 1.46” 2.01”
Spindle Nose Taper Pneumatic Collet A2-5
Chuck Type Pneumatic Chuck 6” Manual 3-Jaw Chuck
Type Manual Manual
Quill Travel 3” 5”
Quill Taper MT3 MT3
Machine Weight 2200 Lbs 3520 Lbs
Machine Dimensions 64” x 42” x 70” 90.5” x 43.3” x 65”
Shipping Weight 2600 Lbs 3960 Lbs
Air for Pneumatics 90 PSI 90 PSI
Coolant Capacity 8 Gal 15 Gal
Hydraulic Capacity 11.3 Gal 15 Gal
Power (Standard) 220V 3 Phase Power 220V 3 Phase Power
Amperage Requirements 18 Amp 20 Amp

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