the ground breaking lathe series from nova

neptune and neptune max


The NOVA Neptune and Neptune Max bring the advanced technology, performance and versatility found on our full-size Intelligent Direct Drive DVR lathe's

• 1.5 HP, intelligent digital direct drive motor from Striatech which provides a speed range of 100RPM to 4,000RPM with constant speed under load

• 15” Turning diameter inboard

• 18” Between centers on the Neptune and 28″ Between centers on Neptune Max

• Headstock swivels 360 degrees and slides along the full bed length

• Electronic braking for rapid stops

• Easy to read speed chart menu

• On LCD Digital Indexing readout 

• 4 favorite programmable speed settings

• Coarse, or fine speed adjustment over entire speed range allowing you to quickly change your speed in steps of 5 or 50 RPM with a simple twist of the dial

• Large screen display with icon-based menu control

• Chisel jam sensor/auto shutdown

• Digital motor secured to headstock via socket cap screws for easy removal

• Self-ejecting tailstock with an 2MT quill taper and a quill travel of 4”

•Electronic Machine Lockout – Prevents unauthorized access

Smart Direct Drive: The lathe spindle is the rotor of Neptune’s smart,
direct drive digital motor from Striatech. With 1.5HP, Neptune provides
smooth high torque power throughout its 100 RPM to 4,000 RPM
range with no transmission power loss and seamless speed adjustments
without the inconvenience of changing belts & pulleys.

Intelligent Computer Control: With the machine reading the
position of the spindle thousands of times per second, Neptune’s
CPU will increase or decrease power to maintain the exact RPM
you choose. From roughing to shaping to finishing, a constant RPM
makes turning a joy, giving you the best consistent results.

World Class Safety Features: Only NOVA DVR products can be
programmed for ultimate safety, including Electronic Braking that will
bring your workpiece to a halt in seconds, Electronic Machine Lockout;  Prevents unauthorized access until the unit is unlocked.

Swiveling, Sliding Headstock: The 360° swiveling headstock locks
at any position and includes locating pin detents at -45°, -22.5°, 0°,
22.5°, 45°, 90°, and 180°. The head of Neptune slides between the
full length of the bed.

Customizable Speed Settings: With four (4) customizable speed
settings, you can quickly and gradually increase or decrease the speed
based on your project’s requirements. You can change them again within
seconds for the next project or set them for basic rough, shaping, fine
detail and finishing steps based on your experience.

Smart Speed & Ramp Settings: By selecting the Rough or Fine
functions and selecting the diameter of your workpiece, Neptune will
ramp up your RPM to a safe speed for the size of the material you’re
turning. There’s even an unbalanced or large load (XL) setting allowing
the machine to safely bring the project to a steady and even speed.

Beyond Bench-top, Yours to Customize! With NOVA’s diverse range of accessories, you can effortlessly transform your Neptune bench top model into the perfect lathe for your unique workshop needs. And here’s the beauty of it all – no need for power upgrades; your bench-top version packs all the torque you’ll ever require. 

Explore Neptune’s journey!

Hear it straight from Neptune Beta Users: 

  I love my Nova Neptune lathe!  I have turned several
  different items with it, from pens to bowls.  For my projects it is the
  perfect size lathe.  It has plenty of power for the different projects and
  I don’t have to change any belts!  I can turn, sand, drill, and put a
  finish on my project by simply turning a dial and selecting the speed.
  The digital readout, braking system, turning head stock, great warranty,
  and the ability to update the firmware are some of the extra features that make
  this a quality product from Nova that I would recommend! -Barry Stover

  I will say the long wait was worth it. I find that the direct drive is
  extremely smooth. The power is also very good. So far, I’ve turned 15 or so bowls    and other smaller items. Looking forward to many happy years ahead! – Donald      Morvant

  First off let me say that overall I love this machine. The switch from a belt driven      motor to a DVR is shocking. I knew it would be better but the smoothness and         ease of changing speeds not to mention the quietness while operating. The       settings for working with unbalanced pieces has made life easier and safer as well    – Steve Macaulay 

A Universe of Technology and Features

Standard Equipment: 

10 Year Digital Motor ~ 5 Year Electronic and Mechanical Warranty 

9” Tool Rest • 3.15” Face Plate • Acruline 2MT Centre • Knock Out Bar • 2MT Live Centre • 2MT Spur Centre • USB A-A Cable • Manual & Hardware • Spanner Wrench


product BROCHURE ~ Neptune USA

product BROCHURE ~ Neptune Rest Of world

product brochure ~ Neptune MAX USA

product brochure ~ Neptune MAX rest of world