Friday, 09 February 2024
Myford Super 7 Info
My Myford ML7-R is of 70s vintage. It was upgraded early in its life with all the parts you'd get with a long bed Super-7. These upgrades include the long cross-slide, the spindle clutch and the quick change gearbox.
I subsequently replaced the single phase motor with a 3/4 hp 3 phase item and a Schneider Alitvar VFD for speed control.
In order to convert the lathe to CNC use, I added ball screws for each axis - all the original parts are still available to put the machine back to its original configuration. The Z-Axis I designed and machined myself - details at this page, whilst the x-Axis was provided by cncyourmyford.com
Here's some video of the machine turning a spindle for my mill's automatic tool changer from EN8 steel.
Below are photographs of the lathe. Click on any of the thumbnails for a hi-res, detailed image. Click the button on the left of this page to see details of the Z-axis ball screw conversion
This site was last updated 02/09/24