Powered by Striatech: Case Studies

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NOVA's Striatech-powered lathes are the world’s only intelligent wood lathes, combining the best features of larger lathes – power, capacity and capability with state of the art technology to make your turning more efficient, fun and safe. Striatech's direct drive technology - known as DVR, or digital variable reluctance - is incredibly smooth with no pulleys or belts to vibrate. The DVR is a smart motor -- it features intelligent adaptive control software that works for the turner to product optimum turning conditions for your specific projects - for instance, measuring the weight of the work piece and adjusting the performance accordingly, the ability to sense faults in the set up and advise, sense safety issues such as chisel dig ins and spindle lock, and instantly shut down power to the spindle. In addition, the Striatech motor is energy efficient, delivering up to 80% power savings over conventional AC motor technology. 

Faster, more efficient turning
NOVA DVR 2024, DVR XP, Galaxi and Saturn wood lathes deliver incredible turning smoothness. With no belts or pulleys to cause vibration, a computer that automatically adjusts performance and solid cast iron construction, the NOVA DVR lathes are smooth operators. This delivers the ability to turn faster and more efficiently and cuts down on sanding time. The Favorite Speeds options also enable you to pre-select your most used speeds, finishing your project faster.

Plug and Play
The motor just works -- plug it in and get ready to start working. It's easy to use, with push-button electronic variable speed with forward and reverse. 

Safety Sensing
Computer control instantly cuts power to the spindle if it senses a chisel dig in, or if the spindle lock is on when wanting to turn the spindle.

Power Saving
Smart computer controlled motor only draws as much power as it needs for the project being worked on. The Striatech motor can save up to 80% energy and emissions over conventional motors.

Low Maintenance
Striatech motors have very few moving parts or wear items, meaning that they are easy to maintain throughout the lifetime of the motor. 


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