For Sale: An exceptional Lilian Model 3-VH all-metric, ram-head milling machine which has been in my home workshop for 18 years. Built in 1999, the miller was first owned by a medical research company from whom I purchased it when they closed. Since then, as I spend long periods overseas, the miller has had only occasional and light use and I am now selling all my larger machines prior to moving house. Built by Lilian Industrial (www.Lilian.com.tw) the 3-VH is in current production, of the Bridgeport pattern and, at 1250 kg, more heavily constructed. With a powerful 3 h.p., 3-phase motor (more than a Bridgeport could safely handle) it has wonderful metal-removing ability with the vari-speed drive giving speeds from 120 to 4200 r.p.m. The 50" x 10" table bears not a single tool mark, has a maximum loading of 600 Kgs and power feed on both the X and Y axis (an absolute boon to people such as myself with 'dodgy' backs!) The head 'nods' +/- 45 degrees and rotates effectively through 180 degrees each side from central. Included is a coolant system, work light and DROs fitted to the quill and both table travels (the latter being a high-quality Mitutoyo DRO). The machine is accurate, quiet in operation and comes with original manuals, test report and wiring diagrams. The machine is currently run from a rotary converter which can be made available at additional cost if needed. Access for machine removal is good. I would be pleased to consider a part exchange against a really good small vertical or universal mill such as a Senior Mi with 'E' head.
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