Unimat SL and DB lathes: unused, boxed examples publication titled: “First Junior Instructions for using The Emco Unimat Universal Machine Tool”. EMCO Hobby Machine Instruction Manuals and Spare Part Lists. Below are links to instruction manuals for various machines. Unimat 3. Spare Parts List. unimat,lathe,belts, manual, book emco, edelstaal,parts, db, sl, unimat 3, mini lathe, db, sl

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Improvements were also made to the headstock, with the spindle being given a register flange and the 2-step pulley made reversible on its mounting – so providing an increase in the number of speeds. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.

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The motor was a U90 type and the finish either a pale grey-green hammer effect, or plain grey. Please be sure your E-mail settings will accept my reply. If the motor is stripped, just a trace of grease on the bearings is sufficient – and, whilst it’s down, check mankal see if the bearings are loose in their housings; if they are, secure them with a low-strength grade of Loctite.

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The conversion process from one mode to another was generally well thought out – and simple to execute: Other offers may also be available. Several styles of handwheel were used, all turned from steel and plated silver or black.

I tried O’ rings. This page was last updated on: These first die-cast machines have become known as the “Heavy” Unimat because, a little later, yet knimat change of material was made to a different grade of ZAMAK resulting in the “Light” version.

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The cross slide followed the same design and, just like the English Drummond Little Goliath of 25 years earlier, ran on two bars instead of conventional machined ways. See the pictures for an idea of the shape and condition of this item. This unit contains unimah small capacitors within the single casing and it is not unknown for one to have short circuited to earth internally.


In order no doubt to give the unit a “machine-tool” or “technical” appearance it was finished, apart from the black-varnished field-lamination area, in an attractive crackle-black paint to match the lathe.

It is also possible that the lathes inspected may have been upgraded or modified – and it is entirely possible that some of the following conclusions are incorrect. Late s tailstock and leadscrew handwheel assembly.

Having established the lathe in production, Maier set about both improving production methods which necessitated changes to the machine’s constructionand ironing out some of the design deficiencies that were becoming apparent as owners began to explore the limits of its potential.

It is likely that more than one kind of handwheel was fitted on the production line, with some being of a slightly different diameter to others.

Sign in to check out Check out as guest. The earliest discovered European mention of the lathe was in the February edition of the popular English magazine ” Practical Mechanics ” – an early German-language of the full catalogue is here. If you are unsure which bearings your motor has, examine the ejco of the shaft, it’s sometimes possible to see the bronze ring of the plain-bearing type. The first example used a crude system, similar to that employed in a bicycle hub, ,anual crowded loose balls contained between cones with the single-groove drive pulley held in place overhung, at the left-hand end of the cartridge by an M nut, the adjustment of which was used to set the bearing pre-load.

Skip to main content. Notable for the introduction of a rounded “step” in front of the headstock through which a simple vertical alignment pin could pass, this was the last version of the Unimat to use a cast-iron base.

EMCO-UNIMAT Model SL Operating Manual

So as not to mark the bar, a small brass uniat was used on the end of the screw. It was designed to hold the small triangular tool rest or other accessories at the standard cross-slide height. By reversing the pulleys, and rearranging the belt runs, 11 speeds of approximately to r.

On earlier examples the hole was drilled though the shaft and a different type of locking bolt used. The first version of the W appears to have been based on a mid to late Mk. The same catalogue also shows a unique tool block DB with two T-slots running front to back and a single clamp screw with a clamp piece.

The tailstock cantilever was reduced and the casting became a two-piece affair with the upper and lower sections clamped to the bed rails by a single Allen bolt.


Because of its construction, and the fact that the bed bars were socketed into the base casting, it was necessary to dismantle the entire lathe if the tailstock had to be removed.

The tailstock handwheel was black turned steel with a ‘wasp-tail’ handle. In the UK the lathe was marketed first by J. Subject to credit approval. Emco Unimat Model W: Finally, with an expanding range of products, and a move into CNC machine tools, Maier grasped the nettle and brought the marketing and distribution in-house. Although the material has a memory, the belts will stretch a little after 20 or 30 minutes of use.

Both covers are present with minor wear around the edges. Of course, collectors have moved into the market and very early black-finish machines – and most of the accessories from any year – are very sought after and command high prices.

Although some of the original illustrations were used, the robin’s-egg blue paper and a different font, properly typeset and justified, made all the difference. Motors used on this model included the Dutch-made painted type the large “round” versionan early example of the very much stronger and reliable U90 but with more sculptured end caps as shown in the large picture in the brochure and the “regular” U90 in a colour to match the lathe.

However, there are four known copies of the Unimat: However, with post-WW2 production difficulties and material shortages still hampering all industries, it’s possible that this first type was never publicised at all, but just offered locally in Austria. Late s carriage with a single locking screw on the cross slide, wasp-tail handles and crude, cast-in degree marking on the feed-screw handwheels.

The first kind splined drive-bar used to move the cartridge was fitted with a very short, plain handle but later a black knob was added and finally the handle retaining the ballwas lengthened. Production of the “W” continued into the dies-cast era but, with so few about, only limited numbers can have been sold. Here is something of interest from my belt specifications: Image not available Photos not available for this variation.

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