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Russian Version of the Unimat "SL1000"
Unimat Home Page  Emco Home Page  Accessories  Earliest Unimat - Photographs   
Mk. 2 & 2A  Photographs  Mk. 2B Photographs  SL1000/DB200 Photographs 
Russian Copy  Unimat Nameplates  Unknown  Motors  Motor Repair  Computer Control
Home-made SL1000  ROWIC - Argentinean Collets  Mk. 4 Photographs 

Instruction Books, Parts Books and drive
belts are available for the DB200 & SL1000

Little is know of the origins of this Russian-built development of the  SL1000 copy but it was obviously a comprehensively strengthened and revised design with the main differences being an increase in centre height from 1.42 to 2 inches and the fitting of power feed to the carriage through changewheels (the gears being of clock-like proportions) and an enclosed, lever-operated dog clutch mounted to the left of the headstock plinth. Oddly--and in contrast to the rest of the lathe - the cast-aluminium bracket used to support the heavy-looking  motor assembly was of rather delicate construction. Any reader with one of these lathes, or literature about them, is invited to contact the writer. Another Unimat copy is shown here - and home-built version here..

The robust Russian version of the Emco Unimat. The housing for the dog-clutch drive to the feed screw can be seen just to the left of the headstock base plinth.

A compound gear train (using clock-like wheels) was used to provide a fine feed along the bed (though an enclosed, lever-operated dog clutch), but the lack of a slow spindle speed would have ruled out screwcutting. Oddly, the cast-aluminium bracket used to support the heavy-looking  motor assembly was of rather delicate construction.

The leadscrew and cross-feed nuts were in bronze and of a considerable size for such a small lathe


Instruction Books, Parts Books and drive
belts are available for the DB200 & SL1000

Russian "SL1000"
Unimat Home Page  Emco Home Page  Accessories  Earliest Unimat - Photographs   
Mk. 2 & 2A  Photographs  Mk. 2B Photographs  SL1000/DB200 Photographs 
Russian Copy  Nameplates  Unknown  Motors  Motor Repair  Computer Control
Home-made SL1000  ROWIC - Argentinean Collets  Mk. 4 Photographs 

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