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    Default Mondiale Delta Hero Milling Machine

    I just bought a second hand Mondiale Delta Hero milling. I managed to translate most of the Mainteance and Operation Manual from French into English. I can send it to anyone interested. I would also welcome any comments or remarks about this machine. Unfortunately I am missing the arbor supprt.s-l160002.jpg

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    Hi ppdebo, I don't know much about " Mondiale " but that machine looks to have a universal table.

    Regards Tyrone.

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    Handy looking tool, and it looks to be in fair nick, 30 taper as well?

    FYI there was a Mondiale in Belguim who made lathes http://www.lathes.co.uk/mondiale/ and from what I can make out you mill has the same (ish) logo on the base door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limy Sami View Post
    Handy looking tool, and it looks to be in fair nick, 30 taper as well?

    FYI there was a Mondiale in Belguim who made lathes http://www.lathes.co.uk/mondiale/ and from what I can make out you mill has the same (ish) logo on the base door.
    Yes the lathes have got the same :Mondiale: logo but unfortunately there is no mention of any Delta Hero Milling machines in the lathes.co.uk site. The table does rotate by undoing 4 screws but it has to be turned manually. For any 'drill-flute type' milling operations, the table turn has to be somehow mechanically synchronised with table height movement. So presumeably, this table turning capability is a way of using a fixed machine vice and you turn the table instead of turning the vice. So to align the machine, apart from the vertical head alignment, you would need to do also a table alignment check.
    The vertical head is an accessory according to the manual, but it is quite versatile since it can be rotated about two axis. It does not have a quill. It was mainly intended as a horizantal milling machine but it is universal in some ways.
    I just had it for a couple of weeks so still getting used to it. It seems good enough for my type of hobby work. I got it over from the UK, but it was in service in Belgium and in Switzerland, so it did travel a lot. No idea about the date of manufacture.

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    I'd say it's a 1960's machine.

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    You may be able to find info and help to find an arbour support on the French engineering site, Usinages.com (they also have a large collection of machine manuals)
    Bill

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    Thanks for the tip.
    I managed to find a photograph in the French forum which gives me a better idea of what the original looked like, even though the arbor support is not shown.
    Mine is also missing the coolant pump but that is trivial to install.
    I will first do an NT30 arbor for holding gear cutters or circular cutting discs and then maybe I will do the arbor support myself. That should be an interesting project for me.
    A certain Anton Cech also had posted (29/04/2014) some photos on this UK forum.

    The arbor would be something similar to the image posted here.

    Regards to all.

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    Anybody else think it's got a bit of an " Adcock & Shipley " look about it ?

    Regards Tyrone.

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    Well, well, well... This was mine up until 3 years ago. I had it for 20 years. I never had the arbour support either. Good to see it again.

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    It is my first ever milling machine and enjoying it a lot for my hobby. Mainly making additional tools for the lathe and simple motor cycle parts.

    Had to do some motor re-wiring as the connections had become loose at the motor end (crimped wires were not tight enough and became loose). Fitted also a coolant pump (motor vehicle fuel pump).

    Maybe will do an arbor support some time, if I find that I would be using it in the 'horizontal milling' mode a lot.

    Wish it had a quill on the vertical/rotating milling head, but then it would be asking too much! With the vertical milling attachment, the clearance between the vertical chuck and the table top is not that great

    Would appreciate any tips or suggestions seeing that you had it for such a long time.

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    Default Searching user manual

    I'm searching for the user manual of the Delta Hero milling machine.
    Furthermore would like to know the weight of this machine.


    I have Arbor Support for this machine to sell.


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