Slant Bed Lab-Turn CNC Lathe - LTS5

LTS5 -Slant Bed Lab-Turn CNC Lathe - Main View
LTS5 - Slant Bed Lab-Turn CNC Lathe - Closed Door
LTS5 - Slant Bed Lab-Turn CNC Lathe - Access to Tailstock
LTS5 - Slant Bed Lab-Turn CNC Lathe - End View
LTS5 - Slant Bed Lab-Turn CNC Lathe - Chuck and Work Table
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LTS5 - Slant Bed Lab-Turn CNC Lathe -Rear View
LTS5 - Slant Bed Lab-Turn CNC Lathe - Chip and Coolant Collection
LTS5 - Slant Bed Lab-Turn CNC Lathe -Servo Spindle Drive and Spindle Bore
Additional Options:
  • · 4-Turret Tool Post  $280
  • · Pneumatic 5C collet  $100
  • · Hydraulic 6" 3-Jaw Chuck $3,950
  • · 5000 RPM (NSK Bearings) $2,400
  • · Siemens 808D Advanced $2,600
  • · Manual Operating Mode $1,200
  • · Single Bar Feeder $3,300
Warranty:
- 18 months on the LTS5 
- 3 years total (2+1) on the Siemens 808D Control

Slant Bed Lab-TURN CNC Lathe

LTS5, 5 HP Servo Spindle

5" Chuck,  8-Tool Precision Turret, Tail Stock
The LTS5 slant bed Lab-TURN CNC lathe is built to high precision standards, with the same heavy cast base and stand as the flat bed LTF5 lathe.  This slant bed Lab-TURN CNC lathe has a narrow foot print that will fit through a 3' door.  
Perfect for small shop settings where you've been wondering how you'll fit a machine in. Heavy, 33" wide cast base weighs over a ton.  Get real-world industrial precision results from a machine that takes up less than 20' of floor space.
Like all AutoMate CNC lathes, the LTS5 slant bed Lab-TURN CNC lathe comes standard with a closed loop system and servo motors and drives - capable of rigid tapping and spindle positioning.  The LTS5 also has the Siemens 808D CNC Control with conversational programming and an on-screen programming support quidelines.
The slant bed Lab-TURN CNC lathe comes standard with the same high precision, bi-directional 8-tool Pragati turret we put on our more larger turret CNC lathes.
The LT5 series has the same quality components and features as our larger CNC turning centers, like Schneider electronics and PMI ball screws.  The smaller LTS5 is just designed to fit in small places.  Great for small R & D shops or production settings that are in small, narrow spaces.  Also works well for education and home shops.
Order the LTS5 Slant Bed Lab-Turn CNC Lathe
And Get These FREE Bonus Items:
LTS5 Lab-TURN Machine: 
Siemens Control System (with Registration):
  • Additional 1 Year In-Field Warranty from Siemens USA
  • FREE Permanent Copy of Siemens 808D Simulator
  • FREE Access to Siemens USA Webinar Training Series
Fusion 360 CAD/CAM Program:
Price: $19,967.00
LTS5 CNC Lathe
Slant Bed Lab-TURN CNC Lathe
Same size as LTF5 - With Precision Turret Option

The slant bed LTS5 has more X axis capacity than the LTF5 and also includes a precision bi-directional indexing 8-tool turret.

This heavy, compact production machine was built for full production capacity - just like our larger slant bed production turning centers. However, this production grade capacity is pressed into a small, narrow package.

Even with its big lathe capabilities - it is designed narrow enough to fit through a 3' door.  We call it the Lab-TURN because it can fit through aisles and narrow spaces and sit well in compact corners where other lathes of comparable capacity just won't fit.

Perfect for R & D prototyping, school settings with limited space or urban production shops.

It's a lot of machine for the price, and it won't take up a lot of room.

Performance Details:
  • Siemens 808D CNC Control
  • Servo Motors and Drives on X/Z
  • Closed Loop System
  • Manual 5" 3 Jaw Chuck
  • 8-Station Precision Turret
  • Manual Tail Stock
  • 50-3000 Spindle RPM
  • 5 HP Servo Spindle
  • Travel: X = 10”/Y = 12”
  • Feed Rate: 240 IPM X/360 IPM Z
  • Efficient Ergonomic Design

Warranty Details:

  • 18 months on the LTS5
  • 3 years total (2+1) on the Siemens 808D Control
New Videos:
Manual Turning Mode: Operate the LTS5 as a CNC machine, or switch to manual mode and turn parts as you would using a manual lathe. Expanded conversational programming capabilities.
Production Machine - Fits Through 3' Door: The LTS5 is designed to have production grade features, but fit through narrow paths and fit small spaces.

LTS5 - Slant Bed Lab-TURN CNC Lathe - Features/Benefits

Lathe Machine - Features/Benefits
Built for Production - Fits Through a 3’ DoorHeavy foundation, precision components and quality design assure production capabilities of bigger machines. Compact design fits into small places - base casting is 34" wide. Good for labs, schools, garages, etc.
Heavy Castings with Cast BaseCompact machine design highly rigid and weighs over 3200 lbs. Very high weight-to-work cube ratio, assuring a high rigidity, even when taking heavy cuts. Amazing weight and precision for small floor space requirement.
Full EnclosureMachine is completely enclosed with a sliding front access door, and access panels on tail stock end, and back side. Coolant and chips are enclosed and properly recycled. Electromagnetic lock keeps operator safe.
1.18” Spindle Bore/5” ChuckComes standard with 5” manual 3-jaw chuck and A2-4 spindle nose. Optional pneumatic system or hydraulic chuck system available. Adaptable for an automatic bar feeder, and live tooling.
Quick Change Tool PostQuick change tool post allows for convenient tooling changes by using lower cost standard sized tooling. Useful in small part run operations, machine shops and prototyping - situations where you are changing tooling more often.
Manual Tail StockWith nearly 7” of travel on the tail stock and 3.2” of quill travel, this manual tail stock expands the capabilities of the LTF5 to allow for turning of extra stock or work pieces.
Solid Box WaysTraditional 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 ScrewEliminates torque on the ball screw - improving dynamic properties of the machine and increasing component life. Also provides better protection of the ball screw.
Telescoping CoversStainless steel telescoping guards provide maximum protection of guideways and ball screw from chips and coolant.
Tool Box and ToolsA set of the basic tools required for maintenance are included with this lathe. Gives you what you need to get your machine up and running, and for routine maintenance.
Foundation PadsHeavy 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.
Drive System - Features/Benefits
5 HP Servo Spindle DrivePlenty 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 RangeInfinitely variable speed ranges, from 50 to 3000 RPMs. No need for changing gears or belts.
Schneider Electrical ComponentsOne reason we can offer an 18 month machine warranty is because of the recognized quality and reliabilty of Schneider Electrical components. Highest reliability rating - highy efficient design reduces power usage.
Feed Rates: 240 IPM on X / 320 on YFaster speeds equals higher production rates. The Siemens industrial control, axis servo drive system and linear ways provide the power and control that allows for higher speeds - many times faster then competitive systems.
Safety/Operation - Features/Benefits
Ergonomic Control Panel and Operator InterfaceMachine control panel adjusts and rotates up to 90 degrees. High tactile buttons, manual pulse generator, and convenient cycle start buttons improve operator convenience, efficiency, and safety.
Manual Pulse GeneratorHandheld 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 pulse.
Automatic Lubrication SystemLubricates all wear points during machine operation at continuous time intervals. Benefits include: reduced labor, material costs and significant extension of bearing life.
Programmable Coolant SystemControl coolant at the control panel using standard M-Codes. Cycle times can be significantly reduced, while feeding and cutting speeds can be significantly increased. Proper cooling extends life of cutting tools.
Work LightFocused 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 LightGreen 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 - Features/Benefits
Closed Loop SystemSystem 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 DrivesAchieves 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 BeginnersIdeal 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 InterfaceWell 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 RobustIndustrial panel design with hardened features is ideal for harsh environments. Small compact design matches smaller machines tools like the AutoMate CNC line.
USB Connector - Easily Handles Large FilesThis 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 HelpsSeveral 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.
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS - AUTOMATE CNC LAB-TURN LATHES
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Model NameLTF5 Flat Bed Lab-TURN LatheLTS5 Slant Bed Lab-TURN Lathe
Price$15,989$19,967
TURNING CAPACITIES
Max. Swing Over Bed10”12.5”
Max. Swing Over Carriage3.5” over gang plate, 5.25" with gang plate removed3.5” over gang plate, 5.25" with gang plate removed
Max. Length of Workpiece12”12”
Machine Repeatability.0002”.0002”
TRAVELS & FEED RATES
X Axis6.3”7.5”
Z Axis12”12.75”
X-Axis Rapids240 IPM240 IPM
Z-Axis Rapids240 IPM240 IPM
Max. Cutting Speed100 IPM100 IPM
SPINDLE
Spindle Power5 HP5 HP
RPM Range50-300050-3000
Spindle Bore1.3”1.3”
Spindle Nose TaperA2-4A2-4
Chuck Type5” Manual 3-Jaw Chuck5” Manual 3-Jaw Chuck
TAILSTOCK (STANDARD)
TypeManualManual
Quill Travel3”3”
Quill TaperMT3MT3
WEIGHT/DIMENSIONS/CAPACITIES
Machine Weight2950 Lbs3100 Lbs
Machine Dimensions60” x 32” x 70”60” x 32” x 70”
Shipping Weight3580 Lbs3980 Lbs
Air for Pneumatics90 PSI90 PSI
Coolant Capacity13.7 Gal13.7 Gal
Hydraulic Capacity13.7 Gal13.7 Gal
Power (Standard)220V 3 Phase Power220V 3 Phase Power
Amperage Requirements21 Amp21 Amp
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS (Metric) - AUTOMATE CNC LAB-TURN LATHES
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Model NameLTF5 Flat Bed Lab-TURN LatheLTF5 Slant Bed Lab-TURN Lathe
TURNING CAPACITIES
Max. Swing Over Bed250mm310mm
Max. Swing Over Carriage80mm over gang plate, 130mm with gang plate removed80mm over gang plate, 130mm with gang plate removed
Max. Length of Workpiece300mm317mm
Machine Repeatability.005mm.005mm
TRAVELS & FEED RATES
X Axis160mm190mm
Z Axis300mm324mm
X-Axis Rapids6m/m6m/m
Z-Axis Rapids6m/m6m/m
Max. Cutting Speed2420mm/m2420mm/m
SPINDLE
Spindle Power3.7kW3.7kW
RPM Range50-300050-3000
Spindle Bore33mm33mm
Spindle Nose TaperA2-4A2-4
Chuck Type130mm Manual 3-Jaw Chuck130mm Manual 3-Jaw Chuck
TAILSTOCK (STANDARD)
TypeManualManual
Quill Travel80mm80mm
Quill TaperMT3MT3
WEIGHT/DIMENSIONS/CAPACITIES
Machine Weight1340 Kg1409 Kg
Machine Dimensions152cm x 81cm x 177.5cm152cm x 81cm x 177.5cm
Shipping Weight1630 Kg1810 Kg
Air for Pneumatics620 KpA620 KpA
Coolant Capacity50 L50 L
Hydraulic Capacity50 L50 L
Power (Standard)220V 3 Phase Power220V 3 Phase Power
Amperage Requirements20 Amp20 Amp

Siemens Control

AutoMate and Siemens 808D
Small CNC Control Leadership
Detroit Machine Tools - AutoMate is leading the way in the development and support of the Siemens 808D CNC control matched with small industrial machine tools.
DMT has technicians and CNC programmers who are trained and proficient in operating the 808D control. DMT offers training classes and individualized training for AutoMate owners and Siemens 808D operators.
Experienced technicians are available to answer questions and offer technical support for your AutoMate machine with Siemens 808D control.
You can purchase an AutoMate CNC lathe or mill with confidence - knowing you will have the support of an organization with relevant depth and experience. DMT technicians are knowledgeable and commited to your machining success.
SINUMERIK 808D - INTRODUCTION
Features and Facts - Advantages of Siemens 808D
DOWNLOADABLE OFFLINE SIEMENS 808D SIMULATOR
Familiarize yourself with the 808D control.
Proof out existing part files.
Create programs away from the machine.
SIEMENS 808D - TRAINING CLASSES
Training Classes in Ann Arbor, MI


Siemens Webinars
SIEMENS 808D - TRAINING MANUALS
The Sinumerik 808D Programming and Operations Manual
3 YEAR WARRANTY - on the SINUMERIK 808D

AutoDesk Fusion 360 and AutoMate CNC

AutoDesk Fusion 360 and AutoMate CNC

Autodesk Fusion 360 provides the CAD/CAM program that best fits the AutoMate CNC line of CNC lathes and milling machines. And, Fusion 360 is the CAD/CAM program that best fits our customer requirements.

Fusion 360 is a cloud-based 3D CAD, CAM, and CAE platform for product development. It combines industrial and mechanical design, simulation, collaboration, and machining in a single package.

AutoMate CNC has custom post processors for Fusion 360 - From concept to parts production, machining program file management has never been easier!

Fusion 360 - Design

Free Form Sculpting

Within Fusion’s sculpting environment you have the ability to start with, and modify predefined primitive shapes right alongside mechanical workflow.

Apply symmetrical strategies and manipulate edges/faces to transform primitive designs into organic shapes that are not only eye pleasing but meet technical parameters as well.

Parametric Modeling

Fusion 360 gives designers, engineers, and machinists the ability to create designs that meet manufacturing criteria involving precise tolerances. This type of modeling lends itself well to part families that require slight variations to a specific feature, or designs that require iterations on a regular basis.

Parametric modeling is a structured process where users create designs/assemblies with constrained sketch(s). Edits are typically indirect and can be accessed through the history tree, or chain. Parts and assemblies have fully defined parent/child relationships.

Key Benefits of Parametric Modeling:

  • The model design is automatically updated as changes/iterations are made
  • It is easier to predict how models/assemblies will interact with parameters as changes are made within the data tree
  • Easy to define and create families of parts
  • Manufacturing processes are streamlined - resulting in decreased production time

Solid Modeling - Direct Modeling

Solid modeling is a more flexible design process that allows the part geometry itself to be the master in determining design process and flow. There are times, most often in the concept phase of a part design, when a designer/machinist does not want a fully defined part drawing. Direct modeling does not rely on a linear “parent/child” relationship. Editing to the design model is accomplished within the part geometry itself. Not on the part’s design history chain.

Key Benefits of Direct Modeling:

  • 3D designs are quickly created
  • Edits are quick with geometry changes directly on the model
  • Very flexible within the design stage
  • Short learning curve
  • Smaller file size

Libraries

Common hardware and CAD files can be directly imported into the modeling environment. With a few clicks of the mouse products from popular vendors can be added. Design details, like part number, quantity, and CAD data are automatically populated.

Fusion 360 - Design

Use Fusion 360 to create toolpaths for existing solid models, or models created directly within Fusion. Take advantage of the rapid prototyping environment with the built in 3D printing utility.

Post Processors: AutoMate CNC has already done the hard work - custom post processors for Fusion 360 are built-in. Having an intuitive, easy-to-use CAD/CAM program like Fusion 360 is a great help to the time-conscious machinist/programmer. With some practice and experience you will realize how much Fusion 360 can simplify your machine programming journey - from concept, to print, to finished part.

Good Match: Fusion 360 is a great match for AutoMate CNC machine tools. One strength of Fusion 360 is that it can take advantage of AutoMate CNC’s high spindle speed, AND, the machine’s high rapid feed rates, and cutting feed rates.

Efficient and Accurate Operations: Fusion 360 offers options for both 2D and 3D adaptive tool paths. These toolpath strategies generally have a higher material removal rate. They also assure longer tool life. Using Fusion 360 CAM to develop efficient machining programs offers the smoothest operation of your machine - improving efficiency and accuracy. AND, assuring easier operation and longer machine life.

LTS5 - Slant Bed "Lab-TURN" CNC Lathe - FAQ

Why is the LTF5 lathe called a “Lab-TURN” lathe?

The LTF5 has the same machining capabilities and tolerances as larger, production CNC lathes, but it has a narrow footprint that allows it to fit through a 3’ door. The “Lab-TURN” name suggests that it fits well in small lab settings that have limited access and locations that require a small footprint.

Why would I choose this lathe over the LTF5 lathe?

First off, the standard advantage of a slant bed lathe over a flat bed lathe is that the operator has easier access to the work table, which makes set-up and tool changes easier.  The slant bed also provides better chip removal and coolant flow.

An added advantage of the LTS5 over the LTF5 is the longer X axis travel on the slant bed LTS5.  This provides for a larger work envelope on the LTS5 when both both of the two LT lathes are equipped with the same 4-turret toolpost.

An additional advantage of the LTS5 is that it is equipped with the same precision 8-station turret that comes on our larger turret lathes.  This high precision Pragati turret has bi-directional indexing for increased speed and is respected world-wide for long-term rigidity and precision.

Is the LTF5 a production quality CNC lathe?

Even though it has a small footprint, the LTS5 weighs over 2000 lbs. and has tolerances that match production machines. It has quality components and will hold up well under the high demands of production turning applications.

Will the lathe hold up? Is it good quality?

In addition to the LT lathe series' heavy, vibration damping foundation, this lathe is built with high quality components and construction. That’s how we are confidently able to offer an 18 month warranty. As mentioned, the lathe features a Siemens control and heavy duty spindle bearings. It also uses Schneider electrical components and PMI ball screws.

How is the accuracy? 

This machine is designed to maintain repeatability at .0002”. This lathe is also built on a heavy foundation machine base/lathe bed casting design. This assures ultimate rigidity and vibration damping – initially, and for the long-term life of the machine.

What are the standard features? What are the options?

The LTS5 Lab-TURN Lathe has standard specifications that include 5 HP spindle motor, 5” manual chuck, 4-Turret , manual tail stock and 3000 RPM spindle. Optional upgrades include: pneumatic or hydraulic chuck, hydraulic tail stock, and different CNC control options.

Can I set this lathe up myself? Do I need a rigger?

If you have a forklift that has sufficient fork length and load capacity, in addtion to a safety minded and well-trained operator, you should be able to safely remove the lathe from the truck it is shipped on and place it at its intended operating location. Some customers rent fork lifts and/or operaters to perform the task. 

Basic instructions for setting up the lathe are included in the operations manual. Of course, you can always call us with questions you may have.

What’s the warranty? How does it work?

AutoMate CNC lathes have a 18 month parts replacement warranty. AutoMate CNC will send you the proper repair parts as replacement for parts that prove to be defective. 

The Siemens 808D control has a three year(2+1) “in-field” warranty that is supported by Siemens USA.

How about service, can I do it myself? What if I need technical support?

The expectation is that customers who purchase a CNC machine tool will have the adequate mechanical and electrical know-how to handle service questions as they arise. Naturally, you can call and talk to an AutoMate CNC technician with questions you have.

If you need technical support beyond telephone, on-line or email support provided by AutoMate CNC technicians, we can help you find a local technician that is willing to travel to your location to provide assistance at your expense. We may already know of a technician in your area that we have worked with previously.

This lathe uses three phase power. Why? Is there an advantage?

The simple answer is that larger horse power machines operate more efficiently when using three phase power.

The advantage of three phase power is that your machines will last longer and operate with higher energy efficiency. Three phase power does not use more electricity than machines using single phase power. This also applies when using a phase converter – The average 10 HP phase converter runs on around 7 cents per hour of electricity.

I don’t have three phase power in my shop, what am I going to do?

The best solution is to use a rotary phase converter, which plugs into a standard 220V plug and converts power from the wall into the three phase power used by the machine.

If you do not have a phase converter yourself, you can purchase a high quality American made phase converter from us for a discounted price.

This is a simple plug and perform solution for the small shop operator. Watch this video to learn more about setting up and using a phase converter:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJjCQqtEdFU

This video clip shows the Marton Brothers using phase converters to set up their new machine shop.

Siemens 808D CNC Control

The Siemens 808D is a real industrial control?

The Siemens 808D is a fully functional, industrial grade CNC control system that uses software based on the same software used in Siemens' larger, more industrial control systems. The difference is that the 808D is designed to be used on smaller machines.

Machine tools with real production capabilities, like AutoMate CNC machines, are best matched with a control system that has the power and functionality to do real production work, just like the Siemens 808D.

All AutoMate CNC machines come standard with the Siemens 808D Basic control, which can be upgraded upon request. Other control options include the Siemens 808D Advanced and Siemens 828D controls. Those that prefer using a Fanuc system can order any of our lathes or mills with a Fanuc Oi Mate TD CNC Control.

It says AutoMateCNC machines have servos. Is that true, even at this low price?

Yes, all AutoMate CNC lathes and mills use servo motors and drives on all axes. The biggest advantage of servo drives over steppers is the degree of accuracy and repeatability that can be accomplished.

Other advantages of servos include: Rapid acceleration and higher speeds  2) High torque throughout the speed range 3) High efficiency  4)  It stays cool during long operations  5) Servos operate at very low noise levels – even at high speeds. Vibration free operation is one important reason for this.

PLUS, this control has a closed loop control system?

Yes, this CNC control is a closed loop system. A servo-driven closed loop system is significantly more accurate than steppers. A closed loop system sends commands from the control out to the machine and then completes the communication process by sending data back that updates the control as to where the machining process is at any given time.

The system directly monitors motor position and velocity in real time. The system then automatically makes corrections to assure correct tool positioning. This assures high accuracy and maximum parts quality. PLUS, it assures smoother finishes and a reduced reject rate.

Does the control have conversational programming?

Yes, you can program standing at the control panel using fill-in-the-blank style forms. Each form has a graphic demonstration of the machining process you are programming. The control interface features include standard programming patterns like bolt hole circles, linear rays, full-contour definition, peck drilling, tapping, etc.

Do AutoMate CNC lathes and mills have a servo driven spindle? What’s the advantage?

Yes, all AutoMate CNC machines have a servo driven spindle, exactly like the spindle drive motors used on larger, industrial CNC machine tools. A servo driven spindle provides much better torque, and assures constant torque throughout the speed range, even at low RPM.

Servo motors with an encoder are able to continually identify the exact radial location of the spindle shaft. This makes the servo driven spindle capable of rigid tapping, a function that most machine operators will eventually find a need for. The servo also allows for spindle positioning – an important consideration when using live tooling.

So, this lathe can rigid tap?

Yes, AutoMate CNC lathes and mills can be easily programmed to do rigid tapping operations.

Does the Siemens 808D handle larger programs well?

Siemens has a unique function that allows for the streaming of large program files direct from a USB. Machining large program files are no longer a concern - other CNC systems lack this robust level of functionality.

Will this CNC Control work with my CAD-CAM system?

Yes, the Siemens 808D control has post processors for all CAD-CAM systems. If you are having a problem we will work with Siemens USA to resolve the issue.

What about training?

When you purchase an AutoMate CNC lathe or mill you receive free tuition (Value $299) to attend a day long basic programming and machine set-up class that we hold at our location in Ann Arbor, MI. Siemens USA also has many training webinars on their website.

I noticed that Siemens has a simulator for the 808C control. Is this helpful?

Yes, definitely. You should take the time to download the FREE Siemens 808D simulator on your computer. Spend some time getting to know the control system. Only with a little experience will you be able to see that the Siemens 808D control is as powerful and easy to use as other industrial CNC control systems on the market.

Many customers continue to use the simulator after they have their machines to develop machining programs while at their computer, rather than at the control panel. Once programs have been written and tested they can be easily transferred to the machine control via USB drive.

Shipping Information

Shipping

The Automate machines are larger machines which require special attention when transporting. You will want to make sure you recognize the exact dimensions of the machine you're going to purchase in order to make this process go as easy as possible. Please click here for machine dimensions (insert link). Due to such a large variation in sizes of our machines, please call us at 800.476.4849 or fill out the online quote form to obtain a freight quote.

Forklift Requirements
  • The length of forks on your machine must be a minimum of 6' long.
  • The lifting capacity must be greater than the weight of the machine you are purchasing.
Air Ride Delivery
Standard Delivery
Standard Delivery
(Forklift and Loading Dock) This delivery method is a standard Less Than Truckload shipment meant for a location that has a fork lift with a minimum of 6' forks and a lifting capacity greater than that of the machine being purchased. You must also have a loading dock capable of driving your forklift onto the truck. If you're unsure of your personnel or fork lift's capabilities, please contact a local rigger for assistance.
Flatbed Delivery
Flatbed Delivery
 
Forklift without loading dock: this delivery method enables your machine to be shipped to your location and removed from the truck by a forklift (with 6’ forks) driving at ground level. Your locatin must be truck/trailer accessible. It is a standard open trailer flatbed truck. Machines are crated and covered with a tarp.
Air Ride Delivery
Air Ride Delivery
Air Ride Delivery
Forklift with or without loading dock: this delivery method is an upgraded package that transports your machine on a trailer using an air ride suspension system ensuring the delivery of your machine delicately and safely to its destination.
If you do not have a forklift or a loading dock, we'd be happy to discuss alternative options with you. Call us at 1-800-476-4849 and speak with one of our representatives to discuss the logistical solution best suited for you.
Shipping to Canada
We use a variety of transport companies for Canadian shipments to ensure you the best possible rates when going across the border. We offer two different options when dealing with customs, duties and taxes going into Canada. The first option is to act as your own servicing agent, we'll sell you the machine, but contacting a broker and paying duties, taxes and fees is up to you. The second option would be an all inclusive package where we take care of everything for you, your job is to prepare to receive the machine when delivered.
International Shipping
For our international shipments we use Mid-America Overseas. We will quote and ship to the port nearest you, forwarding from the port to your door will be your responsibility. You must provide valid contact information and a ship-to address to obtain a quote.
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