Live Centers

Ultra Live Centers suit high thrust operations.
Live Centers

Ultra Live Centers suit high thrust operations.

Available in carbide or half carbide, Neidlein Ultra Live Centers offer .00020 in. TIR for lathe work and guaranteed .00012 in. TIR for grinding. Bodies and bearings are permanently sealed and lubricated for maintenance-free operation. Full size frontcap protects high-speed seals, which in turn protect centers from contaminants and coolant. Centers are suited for operations with face drivers and...

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Live Centers have coolant-deflecting design.
Live Centers

Live Centers have coolant-deflecting design.

Royal Roto-Shield(TM) Live Centers feature oversized steel coolant slinger machined into rotating point and spring-loaded neoprene seal that is resistant to abrasion and metalworking fluids. Construction promotes bearing life by deflecting coolant; protecting bearings against harmful chips, fines, and dust; minimizing seal wear; and maintaining grease consistency. Centers are rated for...

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Live Centers suit manual and CNC turning applications.
Live Centers

Live Centers suit manual and CNC turning applications.

Tough Little Centers (TLC) are offered in standard and extended-point models with shank sizes from 2MT-6MT. Short, thick point and oversized, double-row, angular-contact bearing provides rigidity. Needle roller bearing located within shank dampens vibration and reduces point deflection. Steel shield and neoprene seal protects bearing assembly from coolant and chips. Body and point are hardened...

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Live Center compensates for thermal expansion.
Live Centers

Live Center compensates for thermal expansion.

Spring-Type Live Center prevents damage to workpiece by sliding along z-axis. As heat from machining process causes workpiece to grow, rotating point is pushed back into body of center. Bearing, positioned between point and series of stacked disk springs, maintains thrust capacity. Low-profile body provides tool clearance and 0.0001 in. accuracy. Four point styles suit most applications.

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