About the Optical Encoder
The optical encoder was designed by MASSO to work with Sherline machines in conjunction with the MASSO controller. They designed a compact optical encoder for us that fits perfectly with our machines and our accessories. The optical encoder, speed control wiring, and the MASSO software let you control your spindle speed with g-code.
The optical encoder comes with the MASSO controller, but if you already have an optical encoder for your mill, you can add another optical encoder for your lathe without having to purchase another controller.
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- Optical encoder kit (optical encoder, mounting hardware, and gap setter)
- Main Encoder speed control cable and ground cable
- Speed control cable
- Tach spindle pulley RPM sticker
- Mill headstock cable support* (ball screw mills only)
*NOTE: The headstock cable support ships only with P/N 8769. It is not included with any lathes or leadscrew mills.
Select Your Headstock Option
Be sure to select your headstock option above. The bracket mounts for the standard headstocks are different than the ones that ship with a 3C collet headstock. The standard headstocks included the #1 Morse taper with 3/4 x 14 threads, the 9/16″ headstock, and the ER-16 headstock.
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Installing the Optical Encoder
Setting up the Optical Encoder
|40340||10-32 x 1″ SHCS and 40660 #10 washers for 3C headstock spacer||2 ea.|
|40530||5-40 x 3/8″ SHCS||2|
|40720||10-32 x 1-1/2″ SHCS and 40660 #10 washers for standard headstock spacers||2 ea.|
|68002||5-40 x 3/8″ SHCS||1|
|68060||Tach spindle pulley RPM sticker||1|
|87812||Optical encoder cover||1|
|87813||.129 optical encoder gauge||1|
|87814||Optical encoder bracket||1|
|87816||Optical encoder spacer for standard headstock (standard headstocks only)||1|
|87817||Optical encoder spacer for 3C headstock (3C headstock only)||1|
|87820||Main Encoder speed control cable and ground cable||1|
|87830||Speed control cable||1|
|87840||Mill headstock cable support* (ball screw mills only)||1|
*NOTE: The cable support ships only with P/N 8769. It is not included with any lathes or leadscrew mills.