Material: Vesconite OD 30mm x 19mm (1.2" x 0.7") long
Previous material: Bronze
This customer, an armature winding company, notes that the use of steadies on their centre lathes is very
important in the repair of bent and damaged rotor shafts. When a bent shaft has to be rewelded and the centre
cannot be used, machining is done with the steady.
When using bronze steadies, these have to be replaced every 6 months. After 30 months, wear on the Vesconite
steady was approximately 30% of the total permissable wear, thus showing considerable wear resistance compared to