FLoKaSon Pitch18 (former pitch13 or pitch98) - Disc Cutting Lathe Controller


FLoKaSon's Pitch18 Cutting computer brings your cutting lathe to best performance.
the quasi industry standard in most cutting rooms from Kingston Jamaica to Berlin.
today the pitch18 is based on its 100% comptatible follower , the pitch13 and
the original StuKA pitch98 (studer kaufmann) design from 1998.
the original developer team stands behind that product and so updates and service is
guaranteed, also for the older pitch98 version.
today almost all VMS70 and older lathes used for full production in europe and elsewhere
are upgraded to pitch98/13/18. if you still run on the old outdated technology. go for it!
it will be paid back very fast.

pitch18 controlls the preview signal in real time and packs your groove to best efficiency.
similar to neumanns vms80/82 approach you set the land and depth parameters and cut
your disk at highest precision.
its a standalone box 160mmx100mm

Pitch13 Panel on VMS70


Pitch13 Panel on VMS70


or you can integrate the card somewhere in your machine.
you can run your pitch18 by a simple analog interface

Analog Pitch13 Panel


or integrate the original panel of your cutting lathe.

Custom Pitch13 Panel on VMS70


Custom Pitch13 Panel on VMS70


or even do your own custom panel.

Custom Pitch13 Panel on AM32b


Custom Pitch13 Panel on AM44


Custom VMS70 Panel on AM32b


Custom Pitch13 Panel on scully


the i2c bus connects to a remain time and option interface.

the i2c remain time module



the only thing you need from your lathe is:
- the mechanics
- a microswitch bank for leadin, lead out
- a 24V power supply

all the rest comes in the pitch18 box.
we provide you also the motor
and prepare cables on request
a typical pitch13 self installation kit looks like this:

Pitch13 kit.maxon motor and cables


the pitch18 can be installed and adjusted by any skillfull person, but we also
help you with the integration of your system.
normally it can be setup and adjusted within 1-2days.

pitch13 systems are already used at:

black belt mastering, seattle
centraldubs, switzerland
dr. dub , fieberbrunn
dk-mastering paris
dubplates&mastering, berlin
flokason mastering, switzerland
manmade mastering, berlin
masterlabs dublin
ramona records, hamburg
Record Industries , haarlem
schnittstelle, berlin
virtalahde analog audio, finland
24mastering , nl
and many many more around the world.


interested?
send us a mail from your lathe and we get back with a quote.

prices are just for information and might change.so please ask for actual quote:
Pitch18 box standalone unit with opticalsensor: CHF4000.-
Maxon Motor with Gearbox and DC Tacho (386255): better order directly at maxon.much cheaper CHF 800.-
Set of Pulleys&Belt. HTD 3M and 32pulley 6mm & 48 tooth pulley 10mm (Neumann or Scully): CHF 250.-
Neumann AM32, VMS66, VMS70 Motor Mounting Plate for MAxon Motor(if you buy with pitch18) CHF 800.-
Anaolg Userpanel simple PCB Style.fully working.no meters: CHF 300.-
Anaolg Userpanel PCB Style.pcb only : CHF 50.-
Anaolg Userpanel Plug&Play: CHF 800.-
I2C Interface for RestTime Indication and Parameterchange standard version: CHF 450.-
I2C Interface for RestTime Indication and Parameterchange full version : CHF 550.-
Cableset for VMS70 with Pitchdriverunit: CHF 500.-
new IR sensor : CHF 100.-
panels & cabling can made by yourself. we can help yu via skype or zoom on additional charge.
please ask for a full package price

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06.01.2021