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Eltool Expands Live Lathe Tool Offerings

Eltool offerings have expanded to include live lathe tools with 5:1 and 1:5 gear boxes for high-torque and high-speed machining. 

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Eltool has added live lathe tools with 5:1 and 1:5 gear boxes for high-torque and high-speed machining applications to its offerings. According to the company, speeders are available to improve surface finish and reduce cycle time when machining small holes and soft materials without the use of acceleration ramps. Reducers optimize the lower-speed, higher-torque requirements of large holes and tough materials without sacrificing horsepower, according to Eltool.

In-line holders are designed to use ER-style collets. They are available on extensions to machine between chuck jaws. Angle head versions are designed to fit popular lathe models and machine in bores down to 5/8" diameter. Secondary ID machining operations, such as oil grooving and keyway cutting, can be integrated into turning operations, according to Eltool. The heads and drivers are modular, and available in both face and OD mount configurations.