The Model #1500 McLean Lathe is a 6-axis production machine. The controller of the Model #1500 is a microprocessor, developed specifically for production machining. The controller works both as a fully automatic control for a "lights-out" operation, or as a semi-automatic control. The controller will individually actuate six different motions and has internal capacity for two additional signals that can be used for automation. Spindle speeds can be preset for each slide action, in both forward and reverse directions during the same cycle. A batch counter is used to shut off the machine after a preset number of pieces are run, and is very useful for inspecting quantities, or when using a barfeed. The parts-per -hour rate is calculated every minute and the total constantly displayed. The Model #1500 Controller also stores several of your programs, and can recall the complete times and spindle speeds the next time you want to do the same job.