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Offline Pete W.

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Emco 150 mm Rotary Table - Needs some TLC!
« on: June 07, 2013, 03:01:30 PM »
Hi there, all,

Some years ago, I was given this Emco 150 mm (6") rotary table.

                     

I hadn't used it but I recently dug it out with a view to helping a friend with a job he was doing.  In the course of looking it over, I realised that it needs some repair and refurbishment.  It is complete with three division plates but I can't fit them because one of the fingers is stuck fast on its shaft.  It does show edge-on in the photo but I've managed to get it right over the crease in the background paper!
I also managed to break the diecast operating handle on the detent spindle (see photo).  [A plan is forming in my head as to how to make a replacement in mild steel.]

Please, please, does anyone out there have one of these tables?  If so, I could use a bit of advice.

I had expected that there would be a fine adjustment knob and dial that could be fitted as an alternative to the division plate(s) and fingers - is there such an option?

I could also use any advice as to how to remove the stuck finger from its shaft.
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Pete W.

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Re: Emco 150 mm Rotary Table - Needs some TLC!
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2013, 03:46:16 PM »
Hi there, all,

I was given this Emco 150 mm (6") rotary table.

One of the fingers is stuck fast on its shaft.
I could also use any advice as to how to remove the stuck finger from its shaft.

Spray it with release oil/WD40; leave for a day the see if it will move...
If not, try heat from a hot air gun to expand it where it sits on the shaft...
Maybe a little persuasion from a 2/3 leg puller?
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Offline krv3000

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Re: Emco 150 mm Rotary Table - Needs some TLC!
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2013, 06:39:25 PM »
simpel to macka new handel mack it in two bits and weld the lever on be very cerful on dismantiling it as spers for emco stuff is out of this world i no as i have a emco compact 8 lathe they wonted 80 for a fowerd and revers swich i got one for 10 and its made in the uk

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Re: Emco 150 mm Rotary Table - Needs some TLC!
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2013, 06:45:02 AM »
Hi there, John and Bob,

Thank you for your posts.

Bob, I'll probably silver solder as I don't have welding equipment.

The challenging bit is drilling the cross holes in the replacement boss so they line up with the roll-pin hole in the detent shaft.

One problem I'm having at present is that when you use the detent, the worm has to be moved out of engagement with its wheel and vice versa.  I can't figure out how it's held in either the engaged or disengaged position.

My table has its locking levers beneath the table - the tables shown on the Pro Machine Tools web-site have their locking levers on the upper surface of the body.
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Pete W.

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Re: Emco 150 mm Rotary Table - Needs some TLC!
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2013, 04:04:29 PM »
Hi Pete,
I have one, I may be able to answer questions :Doh:.
Just Send me a Private email.

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Re: Emco 150 mm Rotary Table - Needs some TLC!
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2013, 04:08:28 AM »
Hi there, Dave,

Thank you for your post.   :D 

I've sent you a PM.
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Re: Emco 150 mm Rotary Table - Needs some TLC!
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2013, 03:00:27 AM »
Hi Pete,
I Have been away from my main computer for a few days,
But I have stripped down the rotary Table and taken photos and scanned all the relivant pages from the User Manual.
But I don't have your direct email address to send the info.
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Re: Emco 150 mm Rotary Table - Needs some TLC!
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2013, 04:44:56 PM »
Hi there, Dave,

Thank you very much for the trouble you've taken to help me.  The photos and instruction book scans will be a great help and are much appreciated.

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Re: Emco 150 mm Rotary Table - Needs some TLC!
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2018, 06:52:30 PM »
hi yep I no its bin a long time did you get it fixt