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Supplied as standard for head stocks and attachments. Headstock collet tapers are cam ground to provide radial relief, which prevents sticking. Collets are available in any round or profile bore size. Pick-up collets with an extended nose length (EN) are made to order.
Steel Collet Bores
Head stock collet bores 1/2 inch and larger are grooved for extra holding power. Any variation must be specified when ordering. When ordering pick-off collets, please specify smooth bore.
Carbide Lined Collets
They have a wear life many times that of steel collets; in addition, they resist "galling" and "scratching" of problem materials.
Carbide Lined Bushings
Push or draw type (threaded) are available in any round bore size from .030 to 1.250 inches.
Meehanite bushings are made in any round bore size. Meehanite is compatible with most materials including those which have a high tendency to "pick-up". However, meehanite has a wear life that is considerably shorter than that of carbide.
Hardened steel bushings are available in any round or profile bore size. These bushings are normally used in a revolving holder.
Inclined Slotted Collets & Bushings
These items are frequently used for pinion stock as the spring slots are never parallel to the pinion teeth.
MPC Collet System
This double angle, multi-slotted, quick releasing style collet collapses approximately .040 inch parallel to its axis to hold any drill, reamer, tap, or boring tool. Eight OD sizes cover a bore range from .020 to 1.024 inches. Holders are stocked in 41 styles with shank diameters ranging from .250 to 1.250 inches. Metric and fractional bore sizes are available.
Automatic Bar Feed Collets
Many styles are manufactured for either feeding the bar or retracting the remnant. These items are sometimes referred to as clamping collets, finger chucks, barfeed collets, or multibar collets, but basically perform the same function. Popular sizes are shipped from stock. Other sizes are made to order from semifinished stock.
Carbide Cutting Tools
Brazed type tools are stocked for all Swiss type automatics. We also carry the standard line of ISCAR insert type tooling, in addition to special insert tooling designed specifically for Swiss type automatics.
Push Rods, Replaceable Metal Flags & Tips
Both stationary and revolving tip rods are stocked for most machines. Three sizes of replaceable metal flags cover all applications. Two sizes of replaceable tips are available for replaceable tip push rods.
With the increasing use of pick-off collets with both standard and extended nose lengths (EN), there is a potential
problem for users. Click here for more information.