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NOVA NEPTUNE 15″ DIGITAL DIRECT DRIVE LATHE (SKU 55700)

Experience all the features of a full-size DVR machine on benchtop lathe with Neptune, the new 1.5HP lathe with an intelligent direct-drive digital motor from Striatech that’s redefining what a midi lathe can do. Neptune goes far beyond any other lathe in its class: just a twist of a knob and speed can be adjusted from 100 rpm up to 4,000 rpm with no sacrifice in torque.  Neptune’s outstanding machine features and specifications include a 360-degree pivoting and sliding head, a 15” (381mm) over bed swing with 18” (457mm) between centers. Whether you’re turning large projects or small, Neptune’s unparalleled, smart motor technology from Striatech has an easy-to-use, software-driven controller and provides the ultimate in smooth performance, intelligent control, and power under load.

Industry Best Warranty: 10 years coverage on the digital motor and 5 years on the electronic and mechanical*. 

Smart Direct Drive: With no belts or pulleys, simply choose your material, pick up your chisel, and get to work. The 1 ¼” 8 TPI lathe spindle is the rotor of Neptune’s smart, direct drive digital motor from Striatech: it has more than enough power (Peak Power 1.5HP) and high torque power at low rpmswith an instantly adjustable speed range of 100 rpm to 4,000 rpm. Neptune can virtually handle any conceivable project requirement.

Intelligent Computer Control: Neptune’s software applications open up a whole new universe of lathe control functions that do not exist in traditional wood lathes. Using its superior, digital direct drive system, all the power you desire is at your fingertips for smooth, vibration-free efficiency over Neptune’s vast speed range.

Customize Speed Settings: There are 4 speed customizable speed settings. These are convenient for presetting your favorite turning speeds or for presetting specific project speeds (from rough, shaping, fine detail and finishing).   

Speed Ramp – Neptune has two speed ramp settings which are customizable in the menu:

  1. Normal Mode: a moderate speed ramp-up – suitable for most turning situations
  2. Extra Large Mode (X-Lge/unbalance): slowly ramp up to the set speed – ideal for large, heavy, or unbalanced workpieces

Electronic Braking: A fundamental part of woodturning is stopping a moving workpiece to examine the cut and shaping progress. Stopping the lathe quickly saves time and is safer than the operator using their hand on the hand wheel or workpiece. With Neptune, you can brake quickly and safely: adjustable electronic braking is set in the menu – from a soft 1% to a substantial 19%.

Power Saving: Neptune has the potential to save up to 80% in power consumption when compared to regular AC/DC powered lathes.

Neptune’s powerful computer-controlled digital motor also monitors motor conditions, providing the right power to maintain the speed set when varying loads (e.g. chisel cutting force) are applied to the workpiece. As the cutting force varies, the computer only draws enough power to meet the conditions and maintain speed.

The 360° swiveling headstock locks at any position and includes locating pin detents at 0°, 22.5°, 45°, 90°, and 180°.  The 4″ tailstock is self-ejecting.  The bed has CAD designed webbing to absorb vibration throughout the bed length and provides exceptional structural strength.

Also included are a knock-out bar, 9” (229mm) Tool Rest, Live Center, 2MT Spur Center, 3” (80mm) Face Plate, USB A-A Cable, 3mm, 10mm, 14mm Allan Keys.

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SKU: 55700,55701,55702,55703

Product Description

The new Neptune, from Nova, at a glance:

  • Warranty:  10 years on Digital Motor ~ 5 Years on Electronics and Mechanical Parts and Components
  • High-torque, 1.5 HP direct drive digital motor from Striatech which provides a speed range of 100 rpm to 4,000 rpm
  • 15″ Swing with 18″ between centers
  • Headstock that swivels 360 degrees and slides along the full length of the bed
  • 1 1/4″ 8TPI spindle (M33 European model only)
  • No transmission power lost through belts & pulleys
  • 4″ (100mm) tailstock with laser etched metric and imperial rule
  • Coarse, or fine speed adjustment over entire speed range
  • (4) Programmable speed settings
  • 24 division digital on screen indexing
  • Large RPM screen display
  • Electronic brake assist option
  • Speed chart guide menu/on-screen error mode diagnostics
  • Chisel jam sensor/auto shutdown
  • Startup Speed Ramp options are safer & beneficial for more extensive work
  • 9” M12 (229mm) tool rest

Additional accessories:

Toolrest Extension – SKU: 55263 Allows up to 18″ outboard turning

Bed Extension – SKU: 55264 Provides 16” (406mm) extra bed length

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: 

THE FOLLOWING M10 MODULAR TOOL REST OPTIONS ARE NOT COMPATABLE WITH THE M12, 1″ TOOL REST POST INCLUDED WITH THE MACHINE:

A SEPERATE M10 TOOL POST WILL BE NEEDED AS AN ADDITIONAL PURCHASE. NEW M12 MODULAR REST OPTIONS WILL BE INTRODUCED IN 2024

9024     5/8″ x 3″ Post for Module Tool Rest System

9025     1″ x 5″ Post for Module Tool Rest System

9026     4″ Tool Rest for Module Tool Rest System

9027     6″ Tool Rest for Module Tool Rest System

9028     12″ Tool Rest for Module Tool Rest System

9090     Large Bowl Rest – X Radius

9091     Small Bowl Rest – Y Radius

9092     “S” Bowl Rest  X and Y Radius

9093     Box Rest – Small

9094     Box Rest – Large

*Wear items such as bearings, keypads and cam locks are not included

Additional Information

Weight 145 lbs

55700: USA & Canada
55701: New Zealand & Australia
55702: UK
55703: Europe