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Centre lathe steady bushes

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 bronze.

Advantage of Vesconite:

  • Longer wear life