The Bolt On CNC Kit from Chroma Systems is meant to upgrade manual lathes to CNC. The bolt-on CNC kit, better known as “The Control Freak” because of its amazing ability to control a manual lathe, is literally a bolt-on CNC kit and no modifications are require dot be made to the lathe during installation.
The Chrome CNC kit is a low-cost alternative to the expensive CNC lathes in the market. The kit includes servo motors, encoders, drives, ball screws, bearings, plates, cables, power supply and all mounting bolts.
In addition to the above components, this package also includes G-code generator/graphical simulation software.
All cabling and manuals are included, and apart from the manual lathe only a low cost computer is needed. The kit consists of 3 main components.
1. Mechanical – CI castings are pre fitted with ball screws, belts, pulleys, provision for manual lubrication, etc; 2.
Electronics – servo motors, drives, encoders, etc., pre-fitted in an attractive and ergonomic control panel pre-fitted with a 17” flat LCD monitor; and 3. Software – easy to use parametric software.
The controlling software has many wizards to do routing tasks required to be done on a lathe, like OD turning, ID/OD facing, ID boring, ID/OD taper, OC arc, ID/OD fillet, OD groove, OD/ID threading, taper threading, etc..