NOVA Galaxi DVR 1644 Lathe

Nova Galaxi DVR 1644 Lathe

NOVA Galaxi DVR 1644 Lathe

NOVA, the home of innovation in woodturning, is pleased to announce the new NOVA Galaxi DVR 1644 Lathe featuring the DVR Smart Motor and a number of never-before-seen features. It will be available at retail starting November 2016.
 
“We believe with its advanced control features, the Galaxi DVR Smart Motor Lathe will rewrite the book on wood lathe capabilities and design,” said Tom Guertin, president of Tektnatool USA and manufacturer of NOVA™ branded woodworking products. 
 
The Galaxi lathe has the benefit of 10 years of increasingly improved DVR motor design and comes with NOVA’s most advanced DVR Smart Motor and controller to date. Turners will be impressed by the range of features that this lathe offers, which cannot be found on any other lathe on the market today, they include: 
 
  • An Electronic Auto Braking feature which brings the lathe to a stop very quickly. This feature can be manually set on or off. Auto braking stops the freewheeling time to slow the workpiece down when you want to inspect or change it. It is very handy when you are working on a range of pieces where you want the convenience of a quick stop.
  • Electronic Speed Chart: You can select for a Finish, Shape or roughing out cut, input the workpiece diameter and the controller gives you the recommended speed which you can confirm or alter if you wish.
  • Speed Knob: The first DVR lathe to feature dial in speed control. You can wind the knob to quickly alter the speed up and down from our recommended range of 100 RPM right up to 5,000 RPM.
  • Toggling between a large Speed Number display or the standard two-line display.
  • Favourite Speed Setting: Ten favourite speeds function, with four you can quickly access from the dial pad, so with the touch of a button you can set a project up to go from roughing speed, to shaping cut, to finishing cut, to even a fine finishing cut, making it very convenient and fast for setting up projects.  Of course the pre-set speeds are instantly adjustable to tweak the speed as needed.
  • Speed Ramp Profiles: You can set a hard or soft speed ramp up – a Hard Set would be for smaller work where you want to get to target speed quickly. A Soft Set would be used when you have a large work piece and want to more slowly ramp it up to target speed.
Upgradeable Software
As more features are released for the DVR Controller, you will be able to download a software update from the internet and input the updated program into the DVR Smart Motor’s controller.
 
The new Galaxi DVR Smart Motor lathe is easy to service. The DVR Controller and electronics are mounted in a detachable pack on the back of the headstock – you only need to remove a few plugs 
and unscrew the pack – to be sent back for servicing if required, and Teknatool/NOVA offers a full electronic and mechanical engineering servicing team in the USA. 
 
An optional wireless remote control is available as an accessory; this will control speed settings and stop, start. This is very convenient when the user is doing a large bowl or vase and not working close to the headstock.
 
DVR Smart Motor
With its DVR Smart Motor and controller, the Galaxi provides the smoothest turning experience of any lathe on the market, and it is tuned to give maximum torque at lower rpms – just when you need it for larger, heavier work.
 
The DVR Smart Motor is a direct drive 1.75 HP motor with no belts; the spindle is the rotor of the lathe. The motor requires no permanent or rare earth magnets, has no brushes, or electrical connections to moving parts, and no current flow in the rotor, meaning less wear and a much longer life than an AC or DC motor. It also has the ability to turn on or off with now power spike, providing a low-voltage start and no wear on the motor.
 
The motor’s controller keeps the speed within 1-2% of the set speed even if the cuts go from light to heavy. This is not the case with normal belt-driven machines, even where they have variable speed electronic controllers. Typically, a belt driven machine with a normal induction motor can fall off optimum speed and power by up to 20% depending on the cutting pressure applied.
 
Swivel Head
You can go from 16” diameter swing inboard, swivel it to 45 degrees and instantly have a usable turning diameter of up to 18-inches, just using the standard tool rest and tool rest slide.  Swivel to 90 degrees – you have a turning diameter of 32-inches using the outrigger system. This means the user can go from inboard, turning of chair legs to turning a large hollow form vase or bowl in a matter of minutes to set up. Other lathes take a lot of time to set up for larger work as the head needs to be slid down the tailstock end of the lathe, and the tailstock needs to be taken off. It also means that the turner does not need to lean awkwardly over the bed to turn – they can stand in a very comfortable position either to the side or right in front of the turning. 
 
Capacity
With a long bed length of 44” capacity, there is little need for any add-on beds. This capacity well exceeds all competitive lathes. The swing diameter capacity with the swivel head and the huge power (much greater usable power than a normal 1.75HP motor) means it can tackle just about any project. At 749 pounds, it also provides a very stable vibration free turning platform.
 
For more information on the DVR Smart Motor go to DvrSmartMotor.com

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016