Thursday, June 13, 2013


Clausing/Colchester 18" (460mm) 21" (554mm) Swing, Variable Speed Lathe

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Clausing/Colchester 18 



  • State-of-the-art AC Spindle Drive features surface mount technology to give compact size and high reliability
  • Interlocked end guard door for easy access for maintenance and changing end train gears
  • Faster thread cutting - Reversal of the Leadscrew with the spindle running at low speed
  • An easy-to-read index plate makes it simple to select the proper feed or threads
  • Three headstock gear ranges a wide spread of constant power - 33 to 1 - better than most CNC lathes
  • Infinitely variable spindle speeds displayed on headstock
  • Electromagnetic spindle brake
  • Spindle bearings, gears and shafts are lubricated by a forced lubrication system
  • Precision Gamet tapered roller spindle bearings
  • Chuck guard with limit switch
  • Carriage ways coated with “Moglice” PTFE for minimal bedwear and longer machine life
  • Saddle Mounted Chip Guard and Full Rear Splash Guard
  • Extra Wide Heavy-duty Cast Iron Bed with triangular webs for torsional stiffness and excellent chip clearance
  • 2 axis rapid traverse available from one lever mounted on saddle
  • Heavy duty tailstock with extra heavy-duty quill
  • Single piece leadscrew cover protects leadscrew from chips
  • Large capacity rollout chip bin for easy chip disposal
  • All bedways are induction hardened and precision ground
  • Heavyweight cast iron bases provide the maximum support for the bed combined with sloping top surfaces to prevent the accumulation of coolant


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