Talon GL-1108


GL-1108 Lathe
GL-1108 Lathe
GL-1108 Lathe
GL-1108 Lathe
GL-1108 Lathe
GL-1108 Lathe
GL-1108 Lathe
GL-1108 Lathe
Additional Options:
  • · Siemens 808D Advanced $2,600
  • · Automatic Bar Feeder $2,900
- 1 year on the Talon GL-1108
- 3 years on the Siemens 808D Control
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Small Shop Gang Tool Lathe
Talon GL-1108, 4 HP Servo Spindle
Pneumatic Collet Chuck - Gang Tool Table
Comparable in price to popular "personal CNC lathes" on the market but with built-in features that make it a real production lathe. Foot activated pneumatic collet system and gang tool table w/tooling comes standard. Fits well in vocational labs - popular option for garage shops, where price is a big factor.
Price: $14,998.00
Order the Talon GL-1108 Lathe
And Get These Free Bonus Items:
  • Free 33 Piece Tool Pack
  • AutoDesk Fusion 360 CAD/CAM - 1 Year ($350 Value) (more info)
  • FREE Training Class for CNC Lathe/Mill ($299 Value) (more info)
  • FREE COOLANT - 70 gallons of XTREME CUT 251C - A value of $165.25 (more info)
  • PLUS - Low Price Discount on 10 HP Phase Converter (more info)
Talon GL-1108 CNC Lathe
Big Production in a Small Package
Pneumatic Collet Chuck - Gang Tool Table

Built to industrial standards but priced similar to other "personal CNC" lathes on the market. The Talon GL-1108 is a real CNC production quality lathe in a compact package.

Very high performance to cost ratio makes this machine a great value. Great for parts production - also great for home/small shop use. And, an excellent choice for labs and in educational settings.

Pneumatic collet closer and gang tool table and tooling make this one of the most cost effective CNC lathes for small parts production. Center lead screw and large V-way design assures excellent rigidity. Big performance in a small package.

Performance Details:
  • Siemens 808D CNC Control
  • Servo Motors and Drives
  • Closed Loop System
  • 4 HP Spindle
  • 100-3000 RPM
  • Feed Rate: 240 IPM on X/360 IPM on Z
  • Centrally Located Ball Screw for Increased Accuracy
  • Full Safety-Locked Enclosure

Warranty Details:

  • 1 year on the Talon GL-1108
  • 3 years on the Siemens 808D Control
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Includes Pneumatic Collet Closer w/Foot Actuator: The GL-1108 lathe comes standard with a pneumatic collet closer that is integrated in the spindle bore allowing maximum use of Z axis travel. Gang tool plate, and gang tooling are also standard features.
Value Priced - Real Production Capability: In this video, the Talon GL-1108 is machining a brass fitting using optional live tooling and a fly cutter. Rigid tapping, and C axis positioning are standard with our high torque servo spindle motor.
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Includes Industrial Grade Siemens Control: Automate CNC machines are equipped with Siemens Sinurmerik closed loop control systems - with servo motors and drives standard.

Ask a Machinist
A little input from an expert can’t hurt - Our technicians are happy to help you determine which machine fits you best.
Call: 1-800-476-4849

GL-1108 Gang Tool Lathe - Features/Benefits

Lathe Machine - Features/Benefits
Heavy Castings w/Cast BaseCompact machine design highly rigid and weighs over 1700 lbs. High weight to work cube ratio - assures high rigidity, even when taking heavy cuts.
Full EnclosureMachine is completely enclosed with sliding front access door and access panels on tail stock end and back side. Coolant and chips are enclosed and properly recycled. Electromagnetic lock keeps operator safe.
1.46” Spindle BoreEasy access for standard pneumatic collet system. Optional hydraulic collet system available. Adaptable for automatic bar feeder and live tooling.
Gang Tool PlateA nice set of tool holders is included. Gang tool turning is the fastest, simplest and most economical of turning methods. Set-up is extra convenient with the slant bed design.
Pneumatic Collet Closer w/Foot ActuatorCollet system is air actuated and can be operated from the auxiliary panel or with the foot actuator. Easy access actuator options improves efficiency and safety for the operator. Also reduces operator fatigue.
Solid Box WaysTraditional way design has several advantages - including the ability to take heavy cuts and handling heavier work pieces. Induction hardened and ground for precision and long life.
Center Mounted Ball ScrewEliminates torque on the ball screw - improving dynamic properties of the machine and increasing component life. Also provides better protection to the ball screw.
Telescoping CoversStainless steel telescoping guards provide maximum protection of guideways and ball screw from chips and coolant.
Foundation PadsHeavy, machined leveling pads adjust height to keep your machine aligned and balanced. Solid, multi-point contact with shop floor reduces vibration and increases accuracy.
Tool Box and ToolsA set of the basic tools required for maintenance are included with this lathe. Gives you what you need to get your machine up and running and for routine maintenance.
Drive System - Features/Benefits
4 HP Servo Spindle DrivePlenty of power to match the machine’s capacity - has more horse power than comparably priced machines. Capable of rigid tapping and spindle positioning.
50-3000 Spindle Speed RangeInfinitely variable speed ranges, from 100 to 3000 RPMs. No need for changing gears or belts.
Feed Rates of 240 IPM on X and 360 IPM on YFaster speeds equals higher production rates. The Siemens industrial control and axis servo drive system provide the power and control that allows for higher speeds - many times faster than competitive systems.
Schneider Electrical ComponentsOne reason we can offer an 18 month machine warranty is because of the recognized quality and reliability of Schneider Electrical components. Highest reliability rating - highly efficient design reduces power usage.
Safety/Operation - Features/Benefits
Ergonomic Control Panel and Operator InterfaceMachine control panel adjusts and rotates up to 90 degrees. High tactile buttons, manual pulse generator, and convenient cycle start buttons improve operator convenience, efficiency, and safety.
Manual Pulse GeneratorHandheld pendant that allows operator to be independent from the main control panel. The rotating knob generates pulses that are sent to the machine control, allowing the operator to move the lathe a predetermined distance each pulse.
Automatic Lubrication SystemLubricates all wear points during machine operation at continuous time intervals. Benefits include reduced labor and mate- rial costs and significant extension of bearing life.
Programmable Coolant SystemControl coolant at the control panel using standard M-Codes. Cycle times can be significantly reduced - feeding and cutting speeds can be significantly increased. Proper cooling extends life of cutting tools.
Work LightFocused lighting elements increase operator efficiency and reduce fatigue. This light is flicker resistant - also waterproof, resistant to cooling and lubricants. Impact and vibration resistant.
Tri-Color Alarm LightGreen light turns red when control alarm recognizes a machining error or machine malfunction. An operator standing away from the machine is visually alerted by the activated alarm light when machining cycle is finished or machine errors out.
Siemens 808D CNC Control - Features/Benefits
Closed Loop SystemSystem directly monitors motor position and velocity in real time. The system then automatically makes corrections to assure correct tool positioning. High accuracy and maximum parts quality - minimal reject rate. Also assures smoother surface finishes.
Siemens Servos and DrivesAchieves rapid acceleration and higher speeds - maintains high torque throughout speed range. Motor is highly efficient - and it stays cool. Quiet at high speeds - vibration free operation.
Ideal for CNC BeginnersIdeal for entry level CNC users, the innovative, integrative start- GUIDE from Siemens provides an on-line digital help function on every screen. Helpful instructions are available anytime - at a push of a button.
Simple & Intuitive InterfaceWell designed conversational programming functions and Wizards from Siemens help streamline programming at the control panel. All Siemens 808D controls come standard with this SINUMERIK Operate BASIC functionality.
Compact and RobustIndustrial panel design with hardened features is ideal for harsh environments. Small compact design matches smaller machines tools like the AutoMateCNC line.
USB Connector - Easily Handles Large FilesThis unique Siemens function allows for the streaming of large program files direct from a USB. Large files are no longer a concern - other CNC systems lack this robust level of functionality.
Built-In HelpsSeveral Siemens provided “assists” help streamline programming functions. One example would be Hot Keys. With the Hot Key function, machine operators can easily access commonly used screens using operator defined hot keys.
Model NameTalon GL-1108Raptor GS-1113
Max. Swing Over Bed12.5”16.5”
Max. Swing Over Carriage3”9.45”
Max. Length of Workpiece7”12”
Machine Repeatability.0002”.0002”
X Axis10”11”
Z Axis7”10”
X-Axis Rapids240 IPM1100 IPM
Z-Axis Rapids360 IPM1100 IPM
Max. Cutting Speed100 IPM315 IPM
Spindle Power4 HP5 HP
RPM Range50-300050-3000
Spindle Bore1.46”1.89”
Spindle Nose TaperPneumatic ColletA2-5
Chuck TypePneumatic ChuckPneumatic Chuck
Machine Weight1760 Lbs3960 Lbs
Machine Dimensions51.2” x 32.3” x 57”68.9” x 52” x 59”
Shipping Weight1964 Lbs5070 Lbs
Air for Pneumatics90 PSI90 PSI
Coolant Capacity13.2 Gal15.3 Gal
Hydraulic CapacityN/A13.2
Power (Standard)220V 3 Phase Power220V 3 Phase Power
Amperage Requirements18 Amp20 Amp

Siemens Control

AutoMate and Siemens 808D
Small CNC Control Leadership
Detroit Machine Tools - AutoMate is leading the way in the development and support of the Siemens 808D CNC control matched with small industrial machine tools.
DMT has technicians and CNC programmers who are trained and proficient in operating the 808D control. DMT offers training classes and individualized training for AutoMate owners and Siemens 808D operators.
Experienced technicians are available to answer questions and offer technical support for your AutoMate machine with Siemens 808D control.
You can purchase an AutoMate CNC lathe or mill with confidence - knowing you will have the support of an organization with relevant depth and experience. DMT technicians are knowledgeable and commited to your machining success.

Shipping Information


The Automate machines are larger machines which require special attention when transporting. You will want to make sure you recognize the exact dimensions of the machine you're going to purchase in order to make this process go as easy as possible. Please click here for machine dimensions (insert link). Due to such a large variation in sizes of our machines, please call us at 800.476.4849 or fill out the online quote form to obtain a freight quote.

Forklift Requirements
  • The length of forks on your machine must be a minimum of 6' long.
  • The lifting capacity must be greater than the weight of the machine you are purchasing.
Air Ride Delivery
Standard Delivery
Standard Delivery
(Forklift and Loading Dock) This delivery method is a standard Less Than Truckload shipment meant for a location that has a fork lift with a minimum of 6' forks and a lifting capacity greater than that of the machine being purchased. You must also have a loading dock capable of driving your forklift onto the truck. If you're unsure of your personnel or fork lift's capabilities, please contact a local rigger for assistance.
Flatbed Delivery
Flatbed Delivery
Forklift without loading dock: this delivery method enables your machine to be shipped to your location and removed from the truck by a forklift (with 6’ forks) driving at ground level. Your locatin must be truck/trailer accessible. It is a standard open trailer flatbed truck. Machines are crated and covered with a tarp.
Air Ride Delivery
Air Ride Delivery
Air Ride Delivery
Forklift with or without loading dock: this delivery method is an upgraded package that transports your machine on a trailer using an air ride suspension system ensuring the delivery of your machine delicately and safely to its destination.
If you do not have a forklift or a loading dock, we'd be happy to discuss alternative options with you. Call us at 1-800-476-4849 and speak with one of our representatives to discuss the logistical solution best suited for you.
Shipping to Canada
We use a variety of transport companies for Canadian shipments to ensure you the best possible rates when going across the border. We offer two different options when dealing with customs, duties and taxes going into Canada. The first option is to act as your own servicing agent, we'll sell you the machine, but contacting a broker and paying duties, taxes and fees is up to you. The second option would be an all inclusive package where we take care of everything for you, your job is to prepare to receive the machine when delivered.
International Shipping
For our international shipments we use Mid-America Overseas. We will quote and ship to the port nearest you, forwarding from the port to your door will be your responsibility. You must provide valid contact information and a ship-to address to obtain a quote.

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