Workpiece Support grips parts on lathe.

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Atling Model LE, LZ and LA self-centering steady rests maintain integrity of shaft or bar workpieces that tend to bend or deflect under unstable cutting loads. It fits CNC or conventional lathes. Rest has three roller levers with machined curved surfaces that arc toward center of workpiece at 120° angle. This allows precise contact between guide rollers and machined angle of levers and produces uniform clamping force.



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LMC Self-Containing Atling Steady Rests Maintain The Integrity Of Shaft Or Bar Workpieces


Logansport, IN - New Atling Model LE, LZ and LA self-centering steady rests from Logansport Matsumoto Company (LMC) maintain the integrity of shaft or bar workpieces that tend to bend or deflect under unstable cutting loads. Designed to fit virtually any CNC or conventional lathe, the steady rests deliver a large gripping force in a compact housing and fit even where space conditions are extremely limited.

The steady rests feature three roller levers with patented, precisely machined curved surfaces that arc towards the center of the workpeice at a 120 degree angle. This unique design allows precise contact between the guide rollers and the machined angle of the levers. The result is consistent, uniform clamping force throughout the clamping range of each steady. The unique design also permits a larger gripping range in a more compact housing and reduces machine sheet metal modification.

Moving parts on the rests are constructed from tempered and hardened steel while the housing is high-strength cast iron. Wiper seals are fitted to the roller lever and centerpart openings to prevent coolant and chips from entering the housing. Other features like manual or automatic lubrication (for machines with auto-lube system), and an air barrier deliver smooth running and extended life of the inner parts. A check valve, stroke control with one or two proximity switches and a swing-away lever that allows automatic workpiece loading from above are also available.

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