NOVA 55600 Nebula 18 Inch Smart Direct Drive LatheNova
NOVA 55600 Nebula 18 Inch Smart Direct Drive Lathe, available February 20th, 2023, Pre-order now!
Explore new frontiers in woodturning with Nebula, the new 2.5HP lathe with smart, direct-drive motor technology from Nova that’s redefining what a full-sized lathe can do. Nebula 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 4000 rpm with no sacrifice in torque. Nebula’s outstanding machine features and specifications include a 360-degree pivoting and sliding head, an 18” (457mm) over bed swing, 35” (890mm) diameter capacity outboard (with optional outrigger kit), and 25” (635mm) between centers. Whether you’re turning large projects or small, Nebula’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.
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 Nebula’s smart, direct drive motor from Striatech: it has more than enough power (Peak Power 2.5HP at 220V and 2.0HP at 110V) – and high torque power at low rpms – with an instantly adjustable speed range of 100 rpm to 4,000 rpm. It also has a 50 rpm drying mode that’s designed for your finishing processes. Nebula can virtually handle any conceivable project requirement.
Intelligent Computer Control: Nebula software applications open up a whole new universe of lathe control functions that do not exist in traditional wood lathes. Using its superior, direct drive system, all the power you desire is at your fingertips for smooth, vibration-free efficiency over Nebula’s vast speed range.
Wired Remote Controller: RPM display, speed control knob, on/off, also works with braking function. EMS: Emergency Stop Switch. Strong magnet backing for convenient positioning for the user.
Customize Speed Settings: There are 8 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 – Nebula has three speed ramp settings which are customizable in the menu:
Small Diameter Mode: quickly ramp up to the speed set
Normal Mode: a moderate speed ramp-up – suitable for most turning situations
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 Nebula, you can brake quickly and safely: adjustable electronic braking is set in the menu – from a soft 1% to a substantial 19%.
Three Language Menu: The software menu quickly switches between English, French and German
Power Saving: Nebula has the potential to save up to 80% in power consumption when compared to regular AC/DC powered lathes.
Nebula’s powerful computer-controlled 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.
Heavy-duty, precision build with a compact footprint: Nebula has a cast iron stand, with extra-wide, adjustable feet, and weighs in at over 530lbs (240kg). Its head swivels a full 360 degrees and slides along the 25” (635mm) bed (between centers). Even smaller shops can take advantage of all Nebula has to offer due to its comparatively compact, overall size: 47”L (1200mm) x 24” W (550mm) x 49” H (737mm)
The 360° swiveling headstock locks at any position and includes locating pin detents at 0°, 22.5°, 45°, 90°, and 180°. The tailstock is self-ejecting. The bed has CAD designed webbing to absorb vibration throughout the bed length and provides exceptional structural strength.
- Powerful 2HP (110V)/2.5HP (230V) DVR Direct Drive Motor
- Headstock swivels and slides for optimal turning positions when outboard turning
- Infinite Variable Speeds from 100* to 4000 RPM with (8) Customizable Favorite Speed settings *(Drying mode provides a speed of 50 RPM)
- 25" Between Centers and 35" Outboard Capacity (with optional accessories)
- Standard features including wired remote, Electronic Braking, Slow Drying Mode, Pin Code Lockout, Speed Chart guide and many more you only get with DVR.
- Nebula, Wood Lathe, DVR, Nova, Floor Model
2-Year Replacement Motor and Controller, 5-Year Replacement Mechanical * Restrictions Apply
12” (300mm) Tool Rest
Heavy Duty 2MT Live Center
2MT Spur Center
6” (150mm) Face Plate, Remote Controller
USB A-A Cable
3mm, 10mm, 14mm Allan Keys
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