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Emco PC & Emco "Basic" Lathes
Instruction Books, Parts Books and drive belts are available
for both the Emco PC and the "Basic"

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Emco Maximat V10/V10P    Emco Super 11   Emco Maximat V13   
Very Early Emco TD55 lathe
1950s Mk. 1 "Maximat Standard" and "Compact" Universal Machine Tool
1960s Mk. 2 Maximat "Standard" Model 3000 Universal Machine Tool
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Emco Unimat PC "Basic"  2.1" x 7.6"  (54 mm x 194 mm).
The PC was a beautifully integrated design, with very rigid, large-diameter bed bars and variable-speed drive; the latter, combined a three step pulley drive gave three speed ranges: 20 to 300 rpm, 300 to 1200 rpm and 1200 to 2200 rpm. The motor - happily a switchable 115 volt/230 volt and dual 50/60 Hz unit - was confusingly referred to by the makers as having a maximum "absorbed power" of 80W, a "maximum power output" of 50 watts and a "continuously absorbed power" of 60 watts. Whatever the output, it was only just adequate.
The spindle, with a bore of 12.2 mm was threaded M14 x 1 - as was the tailstock barrel in order to mount screw-on chucks and rotating centres - there being no Morse-taper fitting.
This lathe was available, like others in the Emco range, with a computer control system running on a standard PC; a kit was offered, containing two stepper motors, a power pack and drive belts, to make this conversion possible.
Unfortunately, it was very expensive and, compared to previous small Emco lathes, relatively few were sold. Of all the miniature Emco lathes this is almost certainly the best you can buy but, because of their rarity, and the inclination of owners to hang on to them, they are very hard to find.

Unimat PC with Computer Control conversion parts fitted.

Powered vertical milling and drilling head.
The throat was 70 mm, the working stroke 126 mm and the column diameter 35 mm. The motor (and the speed range) were of exactly the same specification as that fitted to the lathe.

Graduated dials on both the tailstock barrel and carriage feed screws.

The Add-on kit with power pack and stepper motors to convert the lathe to computer (PC) control.

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Emco PC & Emco "Basic" Lathes
Instruction Books, Parts Books and drive belts are available
for both the Emco PC and the "Basic"

Emco Home Page  Emco Unimat & DB200 & SL1000 lathes   Emco Unimat 1
Emco Unimat 3 and 4   Emco Compact 5   Emco Compact 5CNC and Compact 5PC   
Unimat PC and "Basic"   Emcomat & Maximat 7  Emco Compact 8 
Emcomat 8.4 & 8.6   Emco Maximat V8   Emco Compact 10   
Emco Maximat V10/V10P    Emco Super 11   Emco Maximat V13   
Very Early Emco TD55 lathe
1950s Mk. 1 "Maximat Standard" and "Compact" Universal Machine Tool
1960s Mk. 2 Maximat "Standard" Model 3000 Universal Machine Tool
Emco Milling Machines   Emco V10 Switch Replacement