Hardinge Inc. Introduces Steady Rest for CNC Turning Center

Hardinge is pleased to announce the introduction of a hydraulically-operated Steady Rest for its CONQUEST H51 CNC Turning Center.  This new attachment is the Forkardt SRFN1 Compact Steady Rest and is the ideal tool to support long workpieces without distorting or deflecting the part. It features a highly stiff structure, compact design and a fully sealed body for better protection from coolant and chips.  The gripping range is 0.24” – 2.76” (6mm – 70mm) and the unit provides 5-micron repeatability.

Also, it also features:

  • Hydraulic ports on top and side of cylinder
  • Inbuilt safety valve
  • Feed-back for maximum opening
  • Port for compressed air
  • Provision for centralized lubrication suitable for grease or oil
  • Front body profile for easy chip flow
  • Steady rest unit moves on a dovetail, gripper is programmable.

The machine and steady rest will be on display at the Hardinge booth #8738 at IMTS in September in Chicago.

About Hardinge Inc.

Hardinge is a leading global designer and manufacturer of high precision, computer-controlled machine tool solutions developed for critical, hard-to-machine metal parts and of technologically advanced workholding accessories.  The Company’s strategy is to leverage its global brand strength to further penetrate global market opportunities where customers will benefit from the technologically advanced, high quality, reliable products Hardinge produces. With approximately two thirds of its sales outside of North America, Hardinge serves the worldwide metal working market. Hardinge’s machine tool and accessory solutions can also be found in a broad base of industries to include aerospace, agricultural, automotive, construction, consumer products, defense, energy, medical, technology, and transportation.

Hardinge applies its engineering design and manufacturing expertise in SUPER- PRECISION(TM) and precision CNC Lathes, high performance Machining Centers, high-end cylindrical and jig Grinding machines, and technologically advanced Workholding. Hardinge is also the world’s largest manufacturer of collets (5C Collets, 16C Collets, 20C Collets, Swiss Collets and other styles) for all brands of machines including custom engineered solutions. Hardinge has manufacturing operations in China, France, Germany, India, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.hardinge.com.

About Morris Group, Inc.

Morris Group, Inc. (www.morrisgroupinc.com), one of North America’s largest machine tool supply networks, owns fourteen independently operated business units. It supplies CNC machine tools and related technology and services to manufacturers representing virtually every industry segment. Morris Group, Inc. is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut, home of its founding company, The Robert E. Morris Company, which has served the manufacturing industry since 1941.