About ELARA Mill

The Elara Mill is the continuation of the 3 and 4 axis milling machines which have been produced by NSCNC over the last 10 years. The Elara Mill improves in accuracy and strength over its predecessors with upgrades to its internal motor and motion systems.

Intended for a wide variety of applications requiring high precision micro milling.

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Elara’s Configurations

Based on a modular machine design, the Elara Mill allows for a single machine base to be equipped with various attachments and configurations.

3 axis Standard

Traditional 3 axis CNC machine configuration. Simple and easy setup for milling flat parts. The spindle moves along 3 axis and the workpiece is mounted directly onto the X carriage.    The direct clamping helps with stability and minimizes vibrations.

4 axis Rotary

3 axis configuration plus a Rotary head axis.    The additional rotary head allows for automatic rotation allowing for more complex milling operations.

4 axis with Tailstock

4 axis rotary table configuration with an additional tailstock. This configuration is perfect for milling large and heavy pieces which require additional support.    The tailstock helps with stabilizing and minimizing vibrations when working with a large workpiece.

4 Axis Mill / Lathe

The most complex Elara configuration which combines standard CNC milling with a CNC lathe. Complex jobs can first be processed by a turning strategy before moving onto milling strategies.   

Equipped with dual rotary motors which allow for easy switching between angled 4 axis milling and high speed turning operations. For turning, an additional C-axis with cutter holders can be installed.

Rotary Head

The Rotary Head has a centered chuck with ER-25 collets. The standard ER collet is the most widely used clamping system in the world. ER collets have a wide clamping range and high accuracy. This feature allows you to maintain a perfectly centered workpiece on round shafts ranging from 2.0 to 15.8mm in diameter. 

Additionally, the Rotary Head  has an optical position sensor, which you can use to set the desired angle on your workpiece and return back to it at any time. In addition, the tailstock allows you to support the workpiece without letting it vibrate.

Workpiece holding options

Elara's Specifications

Machine Overview
  • Model: 315 Elara
  • Machine Type: 3/4 -Axis Desktop CNC Mill
  • CNC Lathe Attachment: Optional
  • Linear Axes: X Y Z
  • Additional Lathe Axis: C
  • Rotary Axes: A
  • Machine Codes: Universal G & M Codes
  • Material Stock: Metal, Plastic, Wood, Wax
  • Automatic Tool Changer: Optional
  • Tool Changer Capacity: 12 Tools
Applications
  • Micro Milling
  • Micro Fluidics
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Jewelry and Watchmaking  
  • Graphite electrodes milling for EDM
  • Microelectronics
  • Science and education
Accuracy
  • Position : 0.00001″ (0.0003 mm)*
  • Repeatability : 0.0002″ (0.005 mm)
  • Rotary A Resolution : 0.10 Arc-Sec
  • Spindle Accuracy : 0.00004″ (0.001 mm)
Mechanical Data
  • Motors: Servo
  • Linear Motion: Ball Screws with Precision LM Guide
  • Max Feed Rate : 200 inch/min (5000 mm/min)
  • Max Rotary A Speed: 300 Deg/Sec
  • A Turntable Diameter: 6″ (150 mm)
  • Backlash: Zero backlash
Working Distance
  • X-Axis: 10.00 inches (260 mm)
  • Y-Axis: 7.00 inches (180 mm)
  • Z-Axis: 6.00 inches (150 mm)
  • Rotary A: 360 Deg Continuous
Machine Size and Weight
  • Width : 29 inches (740 mm)
  • Depth : 22 inches (560 mm)
  • Height : 38 inches (965 mm)
  • Weight : 200 Pounds (90 Kg)
Packaging Size and Weight
  • Width : 32 inches (813 mm)
  • Depth : 35 inches (889 mm)
  • Height : 47 inches (1194 mm)
  • Weight : 345 Pounds (170 Kg)
Spindle
  • Brand: Nakanishi, Japan
  • Model: E3000
  • Type: Lever
  • Speed : 60,000 RPM
  • Power: 350 Watt
  • Bearings: Ceramic
  • Collet, Standard: 1/8″ (3.175 mm)
  • Collet, Additional: 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 mm
Coolant System
  • Type: Liquid Cooled
  • Filtration: Self filtrated
  • Circulation: Constantly Circulating
  • Coolant Capacity: 6 Gallons (23 Liters)
Air System
  • Air filter: Built-in air line kit
  • Required air pressure: 21.7-36.2 psi
  • Spindle speed with air: up to 60,000 RPM
  • Spindle speed without air: up to 30,000 RPM
Power
  • Requirements : 110 or 220 VAC 50/60 Hz
  • Consumption : Apr. 1000 Watt

Spindle Options

Nakanishi E3000 high precision and high speed spindle with ceramic bearings and speeds of up to 50,000 RPM. Customizable with spindles up to 1200 watts and speeds of up to 160,000 RPM or with an automatic tool changer.

Workpiece Holders

An assortment of clamps and holders for any size or shape.  4 axis collet mounting. Direct attachment. NS-Clamps and much more.  Learn More

Accessories

We offer you a large selection of various accessories to help you solve any milling task.  Shop Now

Still have questions?

Feel free to contact us anytime and we'll be glad to answer any questions that you may have