New Workholding Method Drives Production Efficiency
By replacing a three-jaw chuck and dead-center workholding model with a flange-mounted, mechanically compensating face driver from Riten Industries, Tuthill Corp. cut machining cycle time by about 39 percent.
Live Center Turns Ultra-Small Workpieces
Riten’s extra-light (X-Light) live center is designed to turn workpieces weighing as little as 2 ounces at speeds as fast as 8,000 rpm while holding concentricity of ±0.00005.
The CNC Sprint series of live centers has been redesigned to guarantee an accuracy of ±0.00004”, the company says, adding that the new design provides the highest bearing capacity available in centers of this size.
Live Center's Color-Coded Springs Provide Linear Force
Riten Industries has designed a spring-loaded live center that automatically maintains proper axial pressure on the workpiece. Four interchangeable, color-coded springs provide light, medium, heavy and extra-heavy linear force. The self-contained model can be chucked and is said to be suitable for multifunction turning centers with subspindles and programmable tailstocks.
Live Center With Permanent Bearing Protection
The C4T live center features a proprietary bearing isolator seal designed exclusively for the company by Inpro/Seal. The center is said to have at least three times the service life of standard centers, and the non-contacting, frictionless seal will not wear out under normal use, the company says. Normal use inclu