Deckel NC Milling Machine Web Site





An indexer as found in storage. Often these assessories were not used much.




A compound chuck was available that fit both the NC and the later style conventional index head. This is basically a modernized and much more elaborate die milling attachment chuck slide, as compared to the previous version which had been around from the very beginning of the FP1 and FP. After all milling dies is what the first Deckel was all about and is where the FP's get their name from: "Fraesen Patrizen" (milling stamps). The late version is in essence an x-y table to be mounted on the indexer. It is useful for centering non-cylindrical pieces on the index table. It is rather rare, probably because milling dies this way is not very en vogue any more. This new version is much larger then the old version.

A gang milling head that was on Ebay. Not looking too good, but you can get the idea. Note individual tool releases and what looks like quills.



An NCT500 rotary table for the FP4NC (and 41,42)



The Sharp "Deckel" calculator

 The story of the Deckel calculator:

In about 1984 someone complained in Holland that it was difficult to calculate geometric contour points particularly when circles were involved. The person hearing the complaint thought that this was easy to do and proceeded to write a program on a Sharp pocket calculator. The result was very helpful, especially when connected with a small printer. He decided to offer the solution to Deckel Holland, who in turn offered it to Deckel Germany in Munich. The solution was included in the Deckel product range and sold at least over one thousand times. The dutch company improved the product and remained responsible for it. The case was also provided by the dutch company and is shown below.

And here the Deckel calculator in real life (with the right case):      (thanks for the picture to the donator)

The Deckel calculator stores its program in the memory chip on the back:

The number 850701 means that the lithium battery was installed on July 1st, 1985. Unfortunately the lifetime of the battery (presumably without recharging) was given with 5 years (installed in calculator) and 2 years (chip stored outside of calculator). Naturally this represents a problem nowadays.



The electrical cabinet for the High Speed Milling head:


For the enclosure an insert was available that was supposedly necessary when using the universal rotary table to maintain clearance:


At some time and from some unknown source these sleeves were avaiable, which would allow use of the older style Deckel S20x2 tooling in Deckel NC machines. Who made these and were can one get them? They allow a significant cost saving for shops with both conventional and NC Deckel machines. Picture taken from EBay, but I do have an original in case anyone wants to make some.


The FP41 and 42 NC were also available with the Eimeldingen NC rotary table.

Take note that the table MUST be stored in a level position, for which a fixture was provided.