If you already own a vertical milling column for use with your lathe but feel a sturdier base with a larger work area would be to your advantage, you may purchase the base of any of our vertical mills as an XY base. Your older vertical milling column can be returned to the factory to be re-machined and used with an XY base rather than purchasing the entire vertical milling machine. (Call for price.) Vertical milling columns made after 1995 do not need to be modified. This combination saves you the amount of money included in the cost of the vertical mill for the column, but gives you the same machine less headstock and motor/speed control. XY bases have also found their way into the industrial market and are used in various manufacturing setups. Each of the three mills is available as an XY base.
About the 12″ CNC-Ready XY Base
The Mill XY base is the same base used in our 5400-series mill. It has a 12″ base with stepper motor mounts installed on the X- and Y-axes ready for the installation of stepper motors, and laser engraved table and base. (Stepper motors not included, see the STEPPER MOTOR page.)
Travel: X=8.65″ (220 mm), Y=5.0″ (127 mm)
Included with the XY base are the handwheels that would normally come with the mill. If using Sherline or other dual shaft stepper motors, the handwheels can be mounted to the rear shaft to provide manual control in addition to CNC control. (NOTE: Manual control is not possible on CNC-ready bases until a dual shaft stepper motor has been installed. Handwheels cannot be installed directly onto the stepper motor mounts.) These slides have been popular items in the industry to control movement in small production line processes, and the addition of computer control extends the possibilities for automation. If you are taking the vertical milling column and motor/speed control from your lathe to add to this XY base to make up a full milling machine, you can also upgrade your milling column to CNC-ready by adding upgrade kit P/N 6740/6745 to add the stepper motor mount. Travels of each of these CNC-ready columns are the same as for the manually controlled versions shown above.
NOTE: CNC-ready machines cannot be operated manually until stepper motors are installed.
Always wear safety glasses when operating machine tools.
XY Base Comparison Chart
|5200/5210||Mill XY Base (10″ base, plain handwheels)||19 lbs.||X=9.0″ (228 mm), Y=3.0″ (76 mm)|
|5220/5225||Mill XY Base (10″ base w/ adjustable handwheels)||19 lbs.||X=9.0″ (228 mm), Y=3.0″ (76 mm)|
|5200-CNC/5210-CNC||Mill XY Base (10″ base) with stepper motor mounts ready for CNC||20 lbs.||X=9.0″ (228 mm), Y=3.0″ (76 mm)|
|5401/5411||Mill XY Base (Deluxe 12″ base)||21 lbs.||X=9.0″ (228 mm), Y=5.0″ (127 mm)|
|5401-CNC/5411-CNC||Mill XY Base (12″ base) with stepper motor mounts ready for CNC||22 lbs.||X=9.0″ (228 mm), Y=5.0″ (127 mm)|
|5600/5610||Mill XY Base (Deluxe 14″ 2000 base)||22 lbs.||X=9.0″ (228 mm), Y=7.0″ (178 mm)|
|5600-CNC/5610-CNC||Mill XY Base (14″ 2000 base) with stepper motor mounts ready for CNC||23 lbs.||X=9.0″ (228 mm), Y=7.0″ (178 mm)|
|5801/5811||Mill XY Base (NexGen 18″ 5800 base)||27 lbs.||X=13.65″ (347 mm), Y=11.0″ (279 mm)|
|5801-CNC/5811-CNC||Mill XY Base (18″ 5800 base) with stepper motor mounts ready for CNC||28 lbs.||X=13.65″ (347 mm), Y=11.0″ (279 mm)|
|12050||(6) 8-32 X 3/8″ Skt Hd Cap Screw|
|3420||2″ Zero Handwheel-Y-axis Assembly (P/N 3429 metric)|
|3428||2″ Zero Handwheel-X-Axis Assembly (P/N 3430 metric)|
|40510||(2) 10-32 X 3/8″ Skt Hd Cap Screw|
|40520||(3) 10-32 X 3/16 Cup Pt Set Screw|
|40560||Hex Key 3/16″|
|40600||(2) 10-32 X 1/4″ Flat Pt Set Screw|
|40690||10-32 X 3/4″ Skt Hd Cap Screw|
|40820||(2) Gib Lock|
|40890||Slide Screw Insert (P/N 41890 metric)|
|40980||(2) Crosslide Gib (Instructions)|
|50150||Anti-Backlash Lock (10/98)|
|50171||X-axis Threaded Rod (P/N 51171 metric)|
|50190||Lock, X-axis Assembly|
|50200||Nut, Y-axis (P/N 51200 metric)|
|50210||8-32 X 1/4″ Pan Hd Screw|
|50211||8-32 X 1/4″ Button Skt Screw|
|50220||(2) 1/4-20 X 1-3/4″ Skt Hd Cap Screw|
|50911||Mill Saddle W/Oiler Assembly|
|54161||Deluxe 10″ Y-axis Threaded Rod (P/N 54171 metric)|
|67051||CNC Deluxe Mill Table (P/N 67052 metric)|
|67102||(2) Stepper Motor Mount Assembly|
|671052||(2) CNC Coupling|
|67106||CNC-RH Coupling Preload Nut (P/N 67108 metric)|
|67107||CNC-LH Coupling Preload Nut (P/N 67109 metric)|
|67111||(4) 8-32 X 7/8″ Skt Hd Cap Screw|
|67115||(2) 5-40 X 7/8″ Skt Hd Cap Screw|
|67120||(4) Stepper Motor Preload Bearings|
|67151||CNC-12″ Mill Base (P/N 67152 metric)|
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