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12/6/2017

Steady Rests for Grinding Camshafts, Crankshafts

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Kitagawa NorthTech is releasing the fully-retracting KRGU and GHS grinder steady rests.

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Kitagawa NorthTech is releasing the fully-retracting KRGU and GHS grinder steady rests, suitable for camshafts, crankshafts and other cylindrical applications where accuracy and repeatability are essential. The two models are designed for turnkey installation.

The KRGU series is specially designed to accommodate the maximum eccentric throw and journal diameter of crankshafts. Custom designs are available to accommodate automated loading, and the systems are available in standard gripping diameters ranging from 2.75" to 7.5" (70 to 190 mm).

The GHS series is for standard and automated grinding applications such as cylindrical grinding, camshaft grinding, camlobe grinding and more. It is available in standard gripping diameters ranging from 0.394" to 4.724" (10 to 120 mm).

Key features of both series include a retractable body using guideways; vertical load functionality; three-point, finely-adjustable centering capability; and modular, regrindable carbide or relappable PCD work pads.

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