CNC lathes ?

Hi,
Anyone know of a UK supplier for CNC lathes in the same price class (ie cheap) as the KXx series of mills from ArcEurotrade ?
Thanks,
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wrote:

Still a gap in the market, only contenders are ex college Denford Oracs with a brain transplant or the Syil C6 conversion.
Denfords are still a bit pricey and depending on models have an iffy spindle drive, they used about 7 different systems and all dated.
The C6 is about the worse lathe Sieg's made and the conversion by Syil is crude to say the least.
One problem is a suitable controller. Turbo CNC works up to it's limitations, Mach3 still has issues in lathe with threading and handling macros, EMC hasn't made it's mind up and is still a work in progress by techies, for techies.
Hopefully by the time Mach gets sorted there maybe a lathe ready to dbut.
John S.
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The C6 is about the worse lathe Sieg's made and the conversion by Syil is crude to say the least.
John S.
What did you do with yours in the end? Still getting great fun/service out of mine
Steve
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Arceurotrade got no plans you know of ?
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Mechanical development has reached as far as it can go. SIEG, ARC, Steve Blackmore, JS are waiting for MACH to get its finger out, as referred to politely by JS. Final stage of development can only take place when MACH is sorted.Your guess is as good as mine as to when MACH is solved.
Ketan at ARC.
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Ketan, Thank you for that very clear and concise reply. Now get back to work and get my order in the post............
JS.
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Just to clarify. Mach 3 is working in mill mode fine, like all software there are some bugs, nothing major and they are all able to be worked round. the beginner won't know they are there anyway.
Mach 3 in lathe mode also works with a few bugs that may or may not affect the way you work. The major one is threading, Mach has been able to thread for a long time but it's only recently that it's been found to be out on pitch over a long length. Short lengths are OK as the error is small, long lengths are OK provided you are just running a nut up the thread as the pitch error is too small to show over the length of a nut.
There is also a major bug in the way it handles VB scripts, not important for most users but we are working on 6 and 8 position toolchangers that depend on VB handling.
For some these bugs will not affect the way they work but we are looking at working with Art and Brian to improve the program for the benifit of all.
John S.
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Thanks for the clarification.

Does this mean that the ARC lathe with have the option for an automatic toolchanging turret ? How about live tooling ?
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