SMW Autoblok to Feature New Extra-Compact Steady Rest at IMTS

Wheeling, IL – At IMTS 2016, SMW Autoblok will be featuring the new RX Steady Rest designed especially for machines with limited mounting space. Despite being built with minimum overall dimensions, the RX provides a large clamping range of 100mm to 520mm within a single steady rest.

An innovative double cam actuating mechanism enables the RX to avoid interference with operations by clearing both the door and chip conveyer of the machine. An integrated actuating cylinder completes the extra compact design.

The RX has a high level of centering accuracy and repeatability. Productivity is also enhanced by features like a fully sealed design and an integrated coolant flush to clear away chips.

To see the RX and other innovative SMW Autoblok products, visit them at IMTS in Booth# W-1400 or online at

ABOUT SMW AUTOBLOK – Established in 1981, SMW Autoblok is at the forefront of engineering and manufacturing of the highest quality workholding, clamping and tooling solutions. With the most comprehensive line of chucks, cylinders, mandrels, steady rests and live tools in the world, SMW Autoblok is proud to offer these products along with superior service and support.

For More Information:

Public Relations:

Liz Strauchen

Account Specialist

Ivor Andrew

123 W. Front Street, Suite 210

Wheaton, IL 60187

Tel: 630-588-8320

Fax: 630-344-0924



General Information:

Larry Robbins

Vice President of Sales

SMW Autoblok

285 Egidi Drive

Wheeling, IL 60090

Tel: 847-215-0591

Fax: 847-251-0594



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