Support of Long Parts

How to machine long parts on a slant bed turning center not pre arranged for the use of a steady rest? We have the solution for you!

The sliding steady rest module (solution patented by M.T.) requires the driven tool power only to operate both the sliding to reach the piece, as well as the closing and opening of the hydraulic steady rest.

The structure is designed in order to reduce the problems of interference in the machining area also on small size machines and working on the sub spindle.

The sliding steady rest module can be equipped with wireless microswitches to control the opening of the sliding steady rest arms and for the movement to the parking position. We can supply a dedicated control unit for the interface with the numeric control of the machine.

The tightening force can be easily adjusted by operating on the dedicated valves.

Product features

The main features of the product are:

  • Allows the machining of long parts on lathes not prearranged for the assembly of an hydraulic steady rest!
  • Does not require additional piping or complicated cables or rotary distributors on the turret!

The sliding steady rest module is available in two different sizes:

  • Size 1: for parts with diameter 4 – 64 mm
  • Size 2: for parts with diameter 8 – 101 mm
The sliding steady rest module is necessary for many multi turret turning center and is available for many different machine models.