Robust Sweet 16 – Short Bed 1.5 HP
*All Robust lathes are made to order and ship directly from Robust, with a typical lead time of 8-16 weeks. To order or receive additional information on available accessories, please call us at 678-400-8181.
The main feature of the S16 is its removable bed section. Removing the section creates a gap to let you turn a bowl or platter up to 32". Moving the section to the end of the lathe increases spindle turning capacity by 14". The Sweet 16 video demonstrates these features in action.
The S16 is available with a Short, Standard or Long bed. Like our other lathes, it adjusts to your height. The standard 1-1/2 HP motor can be wired either 110 or 220 volt. If you have 220v available, most people opt for the 2HP motor. There is no belt changing and the RPM range is 50-2900
The USA made VFD (aka "Inverter") is mounted on the left side of the headstock and displays the spindle RPM. . Low end torque is ensured the use of a vector style motor drive and further augmented by using a smaller pulley on the motor than on the spindle. High end speed is derived electronically.
Locking the spindle disconnects the controls, so no more burnt belts if you try to start the lathe with the spindle lock engaged. 48 position indexing is standard and accessed from inside the headstock as shown in the picture.
The Sweet 16 has:
Removable gap section to increase diameter and length capacity
Digital RPM readout
Adjustable Spindle Height
Corded Pendant Controller
1.5 HP/110 or 220 volt or 2.0 HP 220 volt
Premium Vector Drive with Auto-Tune
Variable Speed, Forward/Reverse
Short, Standard or Long Bed
Auxiliary 110 volt outlet
Tool Caddy/Tailstock Rack