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Compact High Speed Vertical Machining Center

compact high speed vertical machining center. Mini Mill

SHARP INDUSTRIES, INC. of Torrance, California, a machine tool manufacturer, is introducing a new line of Compact Linear Guideway Vertical Machining Centers with high spindle speed (up to 20,000 rpm, direct drive), fast rapid traverse, and small foot print.

The compact size model SVL2416 has X, Y, Z travel of 24” x 16” x 18”, different spindle speeds (10,000, 12,000, 15,000 and 20,000 rpm) for various applications. The CAT-40 spindle has the motor delivers up to 10 HP of power at 30 min rating. The machine can be equipped with Fanuc 0i-MD control or the Siemens Sinumerik 828 control that has the “Shop Mill” conversational style programming. USB ports, Embedded Ethernet are located at the control panel for easy transfer of machining data. Electric cabinet heat exchanger, Rigid tapping, Electronic Handwheel (MPG) are included in the standard features. The productivity package also includes a hand held coolant gun for washing the work piece and the inside of the machine enclosure, an air blower nozzle for cutting dry, and an air gun to clear chips on work piece. It also includes the ATC air reserve tank with alarm to stabilize the incoming air pressure and volume, plus the spindle oil chiller that provides refrigerated oil circulating around the spindle to draw heat from it to control the thermal expansion due to high speed spindle. Optional accessories to improve productivity includes: Rotary table, Coolant Through Spindle, Glass scales, Tool Probe, and Tool Setter.

The machine construction consists of Meehanite casting components, a fully enclosed metal enclosure with over sized, removable side doors, high precision linear roller ball system, and double anchored, pre-tensioned double nut ball screws. 

For more information call us at 310-370-5990 or e-mail

SHARP Expands Rotary Table Line

Sharp Industries, Inc of Torrance, California has expanded its new line of rotary tables, to 4 models with table diameters of 6.7", 7.8", 9.8" and 12.6”. The models are also designed to provide an optimum way to handle small parts by using the commonly available 5C collet and collet closure system.

SHARP Rotary Table accuracy is achieved through quality manufactured parts and custom manufactured Dual Lead Worm Gear System. This system is designed specifically for the SHARP model. It is a one piece unit that is more rugged and accurate than the other Split Worm Gear System. Besides providing a smooth, uninterrupted motion, high worm gear efficiency, and easy adjustment for backlash, it also offers rigidity and excellent wear characteristics. The unit has a continuous type input increment of 0.001 degree. It is compatible with CNC drives from FANUC, SIEMENS, and FAGOR.


Sharp Industries, Inc of Torrance, California is now offering a large size Vertical Bed Type Milling Machine, Model KMA-5H. The KMA-5H features a travel range of 98" x 31.5" x 27.5", a 106" x 30" table and a 20 HP vertical head.   The #50 taper vertical spindle is equipped with hi-low gear and high power frequency drive inverter to deliver high torque with variable speed change.  The vertical head is driven by servo motor allowing variable speed vertical travel. The KMA-5H is also equipped with a separate horizontal head mounted at the side of the column,  the head moves up and down with a range of 27.5” and is also driven by a servo motor to allow variable speed travel.  The KMA-5H has a 7.5 HP spindle motor and #50 taper, such design for a machine with two spindles, allows vertical and horizontal boring or milling operations to be done in one set up. The KMA-5H greatly increases efficiency and accuracy on large work pieces. The oversize table has extra outboard support in addition to the wide machine base, offering more stability in heavy milling and boring applications. X and Y axis travel is also driven by servo motors allowing smooth and variable speed traverse. All three axes are equipped with pneumatic lock device and electronic hand wheel (MPG) for easy movement of the huge table and heads.

Major castings are made from honeycomb ribbed castings for maximum vibration dampening features. All box ways are hardened and ground to maintain durability under heavy duty machining. Machine wt. over 30,000 lbs.

Congratulations to the Sharp Industries Survey Winner!

Sharp Industries sent out a survey to current owners of a Sharp Mini Mill, a random survey was selected for an Iscar Tooling Package valued at $1,000. Leonard Jaskewicz of T H E M Services located in Easton, PA was the lucky winner! Thank you to everyone who participated in our survey!

Featured Article in Manufacturing News, March 2015

Young Metalworking Students Trained on Sharp Machining Centers

High school students working as welders, fabricators, machinists, etc., might not be a common sight, yet this is exactly what can be found in the Hurley High School manufacturing program in Wisconsin. Operating out of the Hurley High School Technology Education Department is Northwoods Manufacturing, a student-run business that aims to teach students about careers in manufacturing while giving them real-world and hands-on manufacturing experience. 

"Northwoods Manufacturing processes all work projects quickly and accurately. Teaching and learning is our main priority," said Jacob Hostettler, Metals Teacher, who along with Roger Peterson, Woods Teacher, spearheads the program.

The students produce all of the products sold by Northwoods Manufacturing, which range from small wooden turned pens, products produced on a CNC router, a variety of metal fabrication jobs, welding projects and machined parts on a CNC machining center. (more)

Featured Article in Modern Machine Shop, October 2014

Horizontal Milling Machine’s Universal Table Accommodates Gears

Sharp Industries’ model UH3 horizontal milling machine offers a universal table that is well-suited for gear cutting.

Sharp Industries’ model UH3 horizontal milling machine offers a universal table that is well-suited for gear cutting. The table measures 51" × 11.8" and offers travels of 37.3" × 14.8" and 90 degrees of swivel. A motorized gear box drives the table, saddle and knee for feed and rapid traverse. The table is supported on two hardened and ground box ways for greater rigidity. An automatic lubrication system ensures all ways are properly lubricated at all times.

The milling machine’s 7.5-hp motor drives a NST50 spindle providing 35 to 1,382 rpm. Equipped with arbor and arbor support, the mill enables combining several cutters on the arbor to mill complex shapes of slots and planes. Special cutters can cut grooves, bevels, radii or other sections. Using cutters that have good support from the arbor and a larger cross-sectional ara than an end mill, the horizontal mill can take heavy cuts with rapid material removal rates, says Sharp.