18″ NexGen Mill – CNC Ready
NexGen Vertical Milling Machine (18″ base) + CNC-Ready stepper motor mounts.
Any Sherline mill can be ordered with stepper motor mounts factory installed in place of the handwheels and ready for the application of stepper motors and computer numeric controls (CNC). Sherline supplies the mounts, and several aftermarket suppliers offer motors, drivers and software to complete the CNC system. You supply the 486 or better computer. See our CNC Dealers page for a list of supplies and links to their home pages.
Sherline recommends using dual shaft stepper motors so that handwheels can be applied to the rear shaft for manual control. With that in mind, handwheels for each axis are included with the machine, although they cannot be used until stepper motors are installed. Sherline also offers high-quality stepper motors, which can be found in the accessories section of this site.
Notes on ordering a metric mill
Most of our cutting tools, like center drills, are manufactured in a fractional size. If you have a metric machine with metric holders, like collets or end mill holders, you will need to order fractional holders to accommodate our cutting tools.
Standard equipment for the mill includes:
- A powerful 90V DC motor with electronic speed controller
- 18″ mill base with Y-axis leadscrew protection
- 2.75″ (70 mm) x 18.0″ (457 mm) extended mill table with two T-slots
- 7″ x 13″ tooling plate
- 15″ (63mm) extended column bed
- Extra-rigid column base
- The handwheels are included and can be mounted to the end of the stepper motors to maintain manual control when needed.* 2-1/2″ (63mm) adjustable “zero” handwheel on the Z-axis and 2″ (51mm) adjustable “zero” handwheels on the X- and Y-axes. Each handwheel has laser engraved aluminum handwheel collars
*NOTE: CNC-ready machines cannot be operated manually until stepper motors are installed.
- ¼” Drill Chuck w/ key, #1 Morse arbor with drawbolt
- Oil reservoirs on the X-, Y- and Z-axes
- Pulleys, drive belt, three hexagonal keys, spindle bars, gib removal tool, eight-foot three-wire power cord, and instruction manual
Always wear safety glasses when operating machine tools.
(table to spindle)
|14.00″ (356 mm)|
(w/ headstock spacer)
|Travel, “X” Axis||13.65″ (347 mm)|
|Travel, “Y” Axis||11 ″ (279 mm); 8.9″ (226 mm) with tooling plate attached|
|Travel, “Z” Axis||5.38″ (137 mm)|
|Hole through spindle||.405″ (10 mm)|
|Spindle nose thread||3/4″-16 T.P.I.|
|Spindle nose taper||#1 Morse|
|Handwheel graduations||.001″ (.01 mm)|
|Electronically controlled spindle speed range||70 to 2800 RPM|
|Width Overall||20.00 (508 mm)|
|Depth Overall||Base footprint: 20.625″ (524 mm); With fully extended brass leadscrew cover: 27.875″ (708 mm)|
|Height Overall (Max.)||24.50″ (622 mm)|
|Table size||2.75″ x 18.00″ (70 x 457 mm)|
|Hold-down provision||3 T-Slots|
|Shipping Weight||50 lb. (22.7 kg)|
|Movements in addition to X-, Y- and Z-axes||Headstock rotation 90° left/right|
|Column pivot||90° forward/back|
|Column swing||90° left/right|
|Column travel||(in/out) 5.5″ (140 mm)|
|Motor||90 volt DC with electronic speed control that accepts any incoming current from 100VAC to 240 VAC, 50 Hz or 60 Hz. Click here for motor specifications|
|Spindle Speed Range||70-2800 RPM continuously variable by electronic speed control|
*Overall dimensions include motor and speed control
Click on the link for the exploded view of the 5800-CNC/5810-CNC CNC-Ready Mill to help identify replacement parts.
If you are still uncertain please call our customer service representatives for help with this item.
|5000 (5100)||5400 (5410)||2000 (2010)||5800 (5810)|
(table to spindle)
|8.00″ (203 mm)||8.00″ (203 mm)||9.00″ (229 mm)||14.00″ (356 mm)|
|Throat (no spacer)||2.25″ (50 mm)||2.25″ (50 mm)||Adjustable||Adjustable|
|Throat (w/ headstock spacer)||Optional||3.50″ (90 mm)||Adjustable||Adjustable|
|Travel: X-axis (with stop)||8.65″ (220 mm)||8.65″ (220 mm)||8.65″ (220 mm)||13.65″ (347 mm)|
|Travel: Y-axis||3.00″ (76 mm)||5.00″ (127 mm)||7.00″ (178 mm)||11.00″ (279 mm)|
|Travel: Z-axis||6.25″ (159 mm)||6.25″ (159 mm)||5.38″ (137 mm)||9.38″ (238 mm)|
|Hole through spindle||.405″ (10 mm)||.405″ (10 mm)||.405″ (10 mm)||.405″ (10 mm)|
|Spindle nose thread||3/4-16 T.P.I.||3/4-16 T.P.I.||3/4-16 T.P.I.||3/4-16 T.P.I.|
|Spindle nose taper||#1 Morse||#1 Morse||#1 Morse||#1 Morse|
|Spindle runout of Morse taper||.0005″ or less||.0005″ or less||.0005″ or less||.0005″ or less|
|Handwheel graduations||.001″ (.01 mm)||.001″ (.01 mm)||.001″ (.01 mm)||.001″ (.01 mm)|
|Handwheel Type||Standard Handwheels||Zero Adjustable Handwheels (With the exception of DRO machines which come with DRO handwheels)||Zero Adjustable Handwheels (With the exception of DRO machines which come with DRO handwheels)||Zero Adjustable Handwheels (With the exception of DRO machines which come with DRO handwheels)|
spindle speed range
|70 to 2800 RPM||70 to 2800 RPM||70 to 2800 RPM||70 to 2800 RPM|
|Width overall||14.75″ (375 mm||15.00″ (381 mm)||15.00″ (381 mm)||20.00 (508 mm)|
|Depth overall||11.75″ (298 mm)||14.00″ (356 mm)||22.25″ (565 mm)||23.13″ (588 mm)|
|Height overall (Max.)||20.75″ (527 mm)||20.75″ (527 mm)||23.38″ (568 mm)||24.50″ (622 mm)|
|Table size||2.75″ x 13.00″
(70 mm x 330 mm)
|2.75″ x 13.00″
(70 mm x 330 mm)
|2.75″ x 13.00″
(70 mm x 330 mm)
|2.75″ x 18.00″
(70 x 457 mm)
|Hold-down provision||2 T-slots||2 T-slots||2 T-slots||3 T-slots|
|Shipping weight||33 lb (15.0 kg)||36 lb (16.3 kg)||38 lb (17.2 kg)||50 lb. (22.7 kg)|
|Movements in addition
to X-, Y- and Z-axes
|Column rotation||N/A||N/A||(90° L/R)||N/A|
|Column pivot||N/A||N/A||(90° Fwd/Bk)||(90° Fwd/Bk)|
|Column travel||N/A||N/A||(In/Out) 5.5″ (140 mm)||(In/Out) 5.5″ (140 mm)|
|Input voltage||100 to 240 VAC, 50 or 60 Hz|
|Output to motor||90 VDC|
|Current draw||.5 to 15 amps depending on load|
|No-load output shaft speed||6000 RPM (no pulley)|
|Click here for more detailed specs|
|Spindle End play (factory
adjustment of preload)
|.0002″ (.005 mm) or less, normal pulleys|
|Runout at nose||.0005″ (0.013 mm) or less|
|Bearings||Two 20 mm lifetime lubricated ball bearings with adjustable preload|
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