Small Shop CNC Big Bore Lathe - LT1440

Small Shop CNC Big Bore Lathe - Main Picture
Small Shop CNC Big Bore Lathe - Chuck, Turret and Tailstock
Small Shop CNC Big Bore Lathe - Access on Tailstock end of machine
Small Shop CNC Big Bore Lathe - Spindle Bore and Encoder
Small Shop CNC Big Bore Lathe - Servo Axis Drives and VFD
Small Shop CNC Big Bore Lathe - Easy Collection of Coolant and Chips
Small Shop CNC Big Bore Lathe - Foot pad/leveling devices
Small Shop CNC Big Bore Lathe - Emergency Light
Small Shop CNC Big Bore Lathe - A2-5 Chuck Mounting Plate and Front Side Spindle Through Hole Access
Additional Options:
  • · 6-Station Electrical Tool Post $1,299.00
  • · Pneumatic Chuck $1,650.00
  • · Hydraulic Chuck w/Manual Tailstock $3,280.00
  • · Hydraulic Chuck w/Hydrualic Tailstock $3,770.00
Warranty:
- 1 year on Talon LT1440
- 3 years total (2+1) on the Siemens 808D Control
 

Small Shop CNC Big Bore Lathe

LT1440, 4 HP VFD Spindle

2" Spindle Bore, Heavy Cast Base, 40" Centers
The LT1440 small shop CNC big bore lathe is beefy, with a heavy cast base and heavy machine castings. The LT1440 also has a 2” spindle bore for handling larger diameter stock and workpieces.
The LT1440 is fully enclosed to assure safe operation and to keep chips and coolant contained. 
The LT1440 small shop CNC big bore lathe comes standard with a 6" 3-Jaw chuck, 4-turret toolpost, and manual tailstock. With 40” between centers and 14” swing
This lathe also comes standard with the Siemens 808D CNC control with conversational programming assists and on-screen programming guide.  
Order the Talon LT1440 Small Shop CNC Big Bore Lathe

And Get These FREE Bonus Items:
LT 1440 Small Shop CNC Lathe 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: $16,899.00
Talon LT1440 CNC Lathe
Heavy, Small Shop Toolroom Lathe

Stout cast foundation (3500 lbs) - with quality and precision built in.  Well matched to the Siemens 808D CNC Control, which will put this lathe through its paces.  A high value, high-quality machine tool that will not let you down.

Now you can have a versatile tool room style CNC lathe in your shop that can take on a broad range of CNC machining tasks – for under $17,000.  Used in a variety of production and educational applications.

Educational Application:  The LT1440 is our most popular lathe for vocational applications.  This lathe is found in the labs of universities and vocational schools, across the US.  Technical instructors like this lathe because it has the funcationality and size of a production machine, which means their students get real experience on a real CNC lathe.

BUT,  the LT1440 is priced to fit a budget.

Performance Details:

  • Siemens 808D CNC Control
  • Servos and Closed Loop System
  • 100-2500 RPM
  • 4 HP Spindle Drive
  • Full Enclosure
  • 2.01” Spindle Bore
  • 14” Swing Over Bed
  • Z Travel: 33”
  • 40" Between Centers
  • Heavy Cast Bed w/ Cast Base

Warranty Details:

  • 1 Year on the LT1440 Big Bore CNC Lathe
  • 3 Years on the Siemens 808D Control
New Videos:
LT1440 Hydraulic Chuck Operations: All AutoMate CNC lathes can be fitted with a variety of lathe and collet holding options.
LT1440 Gang Tool Operations: Machining aluminum die-casting using a gang tool set-up. Includes custom fixture.
LT1440 Multiple Tool Change Operations: Multiple tool changes using the 6-position turret tool post. Roughing, finishing, threading, and parting.

LT1440 - Small Shop Big Bore Lathe - Features/Benefits

Lathe Machine - Features/Benefits
Heavy Machine Castings w/Cast BaseHigh work-to-weight ratio that assures a superior damping function and reduced vibrations. The result provides higher part quality consistency and accuracy.
Full EnclosureMachine is completely enclosed with a sliding front access door and easy access panels on the tailstock end, and machine backside. Coolant and chips are enclosed and properly cycled. Keeps operator safe from flying debris.
2.01” Spindle BoreGenerous spindle bore with through hole allows for pass through of large diameter stock. Easy access for manual collet systems, and optional pneumatic or hydraulic chuck.
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.
Manual 6” ChuckWith American Standard A2-6 spindle nose. Manual 6” scroll chuck is standard option - adaptable for pneumatic chuck or 5C collet holders.
4-Turret Tool PostElectric indexing tool post allows for convenient tooling changes using lower cost standard size tooling. Useful in small part run operations, machine shops and prototyping - situations where you are changing tooling more often.
Two Tool Gang PlateLocated directly behind the turret tool post, this BONUS gang plate allows you to add additional tooling to your operation. You aren’t limited to the tooling you can fit in the 4-tool turret tool post.
Tool Box and ToolsA 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.
Manual Tail StockWith nearly 12” of travel on the tail stock and 4” of quill travel, this manual tail stock expands the capabilities of the LT1440 to allow for turning of extra-long stock or work pieces.
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
4 HP VFD Spindle DrivePlenty of power to match the machine’s capacity - nearly twice the power of comparably priced machines.
100-2500 Spindle Speed RangeInfinitely variable speed ranges, from 100-2500 RPMs. No need for changing gears or belts.
Feed Rates: 180 IPM on X and 200 IPM on YFaster 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.
Safety/Operation - Features/Benefits
Automatic Lubrication SystemLubricates all wear points during machine operation at continuous time intervals. Benefits include: reduced labor and 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 feed 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. 
Alarm LightTurns on when control recognizes a machining error or 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 ensuring 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 and staying vibration free during 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 SMALL SHOP LATHES
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Model NameFH30B Small Shop Gang Tool CNC LatheLT1440 Small Shop Big Bore CNC Lathe
Price$14,998$16,899
TURNING CAPACITIES
Max. Swing Over Bed12.5”14”
Max. Swing Over Carriage2.95”5.25”
Max. Length of Workpiece7”40”
Machine Repeatability.0002”.0004”
TRAVELS & FEED RATES
X Axis6.5”6.7”
Z Axis16”33”
X-Axis Rapids240 IPM180 IPM
Z-Axis Rapids360 IPM200 IPM
Max. Cutting Speed100 IPM100 IPM
SPINDLE
Spindle Power4 HP4 HP
RPM Range50-3000100-2500
Spindle Bore1.46”2.01”
Spindle Nose TaperPneumatic ColletA2-5
Chuck TypePneumatic Chuck6” Manual 3-Jaw Chuck
TAILSTOCK (STANDARD)
TypeManualManual
Quill Travel3”5”
Quill TaperMT3MT3
WEIGHT/DIMENSIONS/CAPACITIES
Machine Weight1764 Lbs3520 Lbs
Machine Dimensions51.2” x 32.3” x 57”90.5” x 43.3” x 65”
Shipping Weight1964 Lbs3960 Lbs
Air for Pneumatics90 PSI90 PSI
Coolant Capacity8 Gal15 Gal
Hydraulic Capacity11.3 Gal15 Gal
Power (Standard)220V 3 Phase Power220V 3 Phase Power
Amperage Requirements18 Amp20 Amp
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS (Metric) - SMALL SHOP CNC LATHES
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Model NameFH30B Small Shop Gang Tool CNC LatheLT1440 Small Shop Big Bore CNC Lathe
TURNING CAPACITIES
Max. Swing Over Bed320mm355mm
Max. Swing Over Carriage75mm133mm
Max. Length of Workpiece180mm1000mm
Machine Repeatability.005mm.01mm
TRAVELS & FEED RATES
X Axis250mm170mm
Z Axis180mm838mm
X-Axis Rapids6m/m4.5m/m
Z-Axis Rapids9m/m5m/m
Max. Cutting Speed2540mm/m2420mm/m
SPINDLE
Spindle Power3.0kW3.0kW
RPM Range50-3000100-2500
Spindle Bore37mm51mm
Spindle Nose TaperPneumatic ColletA2-5
Chuck TypePneumatic Chuck152mm Manual 3-Jaw Chuck
TAILSTOCK (STANDARD)
TypeManualManual
Quill Travel75mm130mm
Quill TaperMT3MT3
WEIGHT/DIMENSIONS/CAPACITIES
Machine Weight800 Kg1596 Kg
Machine Dimensions1300 x 820 x 1440mm2298 x 1099 x 1651mm
Shipping Weight891 Kg1796 Kg
Air for Pneumatics620 KpA620 KpA
Coolant Capacity50 L56 L
Hydraulic Capacity30 L56 L
Power (Standard)220V 3 Phase Power220V 3 Phase Power
Amperage Requirements18 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.

Machine Shipping

Machine Shipping Information

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- Basic Shipping Info -

AutoMate CNC machines are large. bulky and can weigh up to 5000 lbs. The potential for damage to a machine or injury to shipping personnel or bystanders is significant. These machines require special attention throughout the transportation process.

Four Methods of CNC Machine Shipping Include:

1) Basic Truck Freight Delivery - Foam Protected and Wrapped Machine
2) Basic Truck Freight Delivery – Wooden Crate Protected Machine
3) Advanced Truck Freight Delivery – Separated Divider w/ Non-Stop Delivery
4) Flat Bed Truck Delivery – Direct delivery of protected and tarped machine

**All Trucks Used by AutoMate CNC to Deliver CNC Machines are Equipped with Air Ride Suspension Systems. We want to be sure your machine has as smooth a ride as possible.

**AutoMate CNC Recommended Machine Delivery Method: Our recommendation is that each customer use the Advanced Truck Freight Delivery – Separated Divider w/ Non-Stop Delivery for shipping of machines they purchase. This method is a little more expensive, but we can, and will provide assurance that the CNC machine will be delivered safely and without damage.

Customers who decide to use Basic Truck Freight Delivery can expect to receive their machine safely, but it requires more vigilance and responsibility on the part of the customer who is receiving the machine.

Determining Machine Weight and Dimensions:

Determining crated machine weight and dimensions is complicated. A number of factors go into this equation. Please allow us to help you determine the machine and shipping combination that work best for you. To get started, fill out the quote form on the website, and we’ll get back to you with a machine and shipping quote. Or, call us at 800.476.4849 – an Automate CNC technician would be happy to answer your questions.

- Fork Lift Requirements -

Fork Length:

In our warehouse operations we use forklifts with 6000 lb. lift capacity and 6’ forks. Six foot forks can be used safely with all of the AutoMate CNC Lathes and Mills, except the FTL400 Lathe. We have a set of extension we add to the 6’ forks for this lathe.

Max Lift Capacity:

The first step is to determine the weight of the crated CNC machine you are receiving from the machine specifications page. Next, check the stated lift capacity of the fork truck you intend to use. The lifting capacity of this machine must be greater than the weight of the machine you are purchasing. 

Machine Delivery Options:

You may prefer to use professional shippers and riggers to receive and set up your machine. Many larger organizations and government agencies are required to use a trained and registered machine tool rigger/mill wright.

Other Options:

If you do not have experience handling this size and type of machine we welcome a discussion about delivery 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.

- International Shipping -

Shipping to Canada

We use a variety of transport companies for Canadian shipments. We do this to ensure you the best possible rates when going across the border. There are two different options you can consider for handling customs paperwork, duties and taxes going into Canada.

The first option is to act as your own servicing agent. We will sell you the machine, and contacting a broker and handling customs duties, taxes and fees is up to you.

The second option includes an all-inclusive package where we take care of everything for you. Your job will be to prepare to receive the machine when delivered.

Shipping to Other International Locations

For international shipments of AutoMate CNC lathes and mills we use Mid-America Overseas as our broker. We will quote and ship to the port nearest you. Forwarding of the machine from the port to your door will be your responsibility. Please provide valid contact information and a ship-to address when requesting a quote for shipment to a location outside the US and Canada.


Four Methods of Machine Delivery - Options

1. Basic Truck Freight Delivery – Foam Protected and Wrapped Machine

In general, AutoMate CNC Lathe and Mills are small enough to fit into standard sized freight trucks. Also, the weight of most machines is less than the maximum 5000 weight of an individual delivered item, as stated by most truck freight companies.

We have delivered tens of thousands of machine tools by truck freight through the years. So we know it can be done safely. We also know that the size and weight of these CNC machines brings additional risk of damage to package and/or person.

Loading Dock or Direct From Truck: The first consideration for Truck Freight delivery is availability of dock. The easiest way to unload a CNC machine direct from a common freight truck by using a loading dock with adjustable dock plate.

If you do not have a loading dock you can still receive a machine via truck freight delivery. In this case you must arrange with the AutoMate CNC technician to have the machine placed on the back of the truck for delivery. A forklift can drive up to the truck on the ground and lift the machine out of the back of the truck.

Fork Truck Requirements: (See Details Above).

If you're unsure of your personnel or fork lift's capabilities, please contact a local rigger for assistance.

Receiving the Machine: Prior to receiving your machine you will receive an email from with us with instructions and pictures of the machine just before it is loaded on the truck to leave our warehouse.

When the machine arrives you should compare these emailed pictures to the look of the machine packaging when it arrives. You must note any damage to the lathe or mill on the bill of lading before the trucker leaves in order to be able to hold the trucking company liable for damage before it arrives at your location.

It is similar to doing a walk around of a rental car before you sign to accept it. You must note any damage to the machine on the truck company’s bill of lading before signing for acceptance. It will be assumed that any damage that is noted to the machine at a later date will have happened after the machine arrived at your location.

2. Basic Truck Freight Delivery – Wooden Crate Protected Machine

There is a way to deliver a CNC machine by truck freight that entails less risk. A second option that carries greater assurance of safe delivery is to build a wooden cross-member crate around the machine before it ships. We charge $300-500 to build a crate around the CNC machine and pallet.

The terms of delivery for a machine with crate are the same as for a CNC machine that is foamed and wrapped. Be sure to read the section just above, to learn about shipping a CNC machine by Truck Frieght.

Receiving a CNC Lathe with Wooden Crate: The procedure for receiving a machine with crate is the same as if you had shipped the machine without a crate.

You will receive pictures of your machine as it sits in its crate on the delivery dock before leaving our location. You should compare the machine you receive with the pictures. It’s a good idea to take pictures of the machine as you receive it.

Any damage to the machine or crate must be noted on the trucker’s bill of lading before he leaves your location. It is assumed that any damage to the machine noticed after the machine is delivered to your location will have occurred after the machine was delivered.

3. Advanced Truck Freight Delivery – Separated Divider w/ Non-Stop Delivery

To assure safe delivery of your CNC machine, while still relying on standard Truck Freight Delivery, the best way to have your machine delivered is with “Separated Divider”. This shipping method is more expensive, but we can provide the assurance that your machine will arrive without damage.

Process of Shipping with Separated Divider: The actual process of preparing and shipping a CNC machine by this method is straight forward. We will negotiate a delivery quote from our shipping Company, ESTES TRUCKING for your machine delivery. Should you accept this delivery method we will prepare the machine for shipment with standard foam and plastic wrap protection.

Delivery of Separated Divider Shipment: When the machine is loaded on the truck at our location it will be placed in the front of the trailer, just behind the cab. After strapping the machine down the driver will place a set of metal bars – the secure divider system – between the two walls of the trailer.

No other freight will be able to make contact with your machine. Your machine will not be moved to another truck before it arrives at your location. It will be a direct shipment from our location to yours. It’s a bit expensive, but you can rest assured your machine will arrive safe and ready to go to work.

4. Flat Bed Delivery

Flat bed delivery makes the most sense when you don’t have a truck loading dock. Many of our customers in rural locations opt for delivery by flatbed truck.

Fork Lift and Unloading Area: The rules for having an adequate fork lift stated above in the Truck Freight Delivery apply for flatbed truck also. Be sure to read the section about fork truck requirements.

Fork Truck Rental: It is common for customers who don’t have a forklift to arrange for rental of a forklift on the day the machine will be delivered. Let us know if you need assistance in renting a forklift and driver, if you don’t have experience.

To receive a delivery by flatbed truck your location must be accessible by the truck and trailer tandem. The driver must have a path to drive through or turn around in while at your location. There must also be room for the fork truck to move in from the side of the trailer to lift and remove the machine tool.

One other note of caution: The ground must be hard enough to handle the weight of fork truck and machine. Soft dirt or gravel are not an adequate foundation for moving a machine tool and delivery vehicle.

Receiving/Inspection: The CNC machine will be covered by a tarp while it is traveling. The machine is well protected using this type of delivery, so you should not expect to have damage to your machine.

However, it is still the responsibility of the person receiving the machine to fully and carefully inspect the machine for damage. Any damage should be noted on the bill of lading before accepting the machine as being delivered.

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