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Riten “Imperial” large carbide dead centers are suitable for all machining and grinding applications.
Imperial dead centers are readily available from stock in Morse, Jarno and Brown & Sharpe Tapers. Point styles include full and half dead centers in large carbide tip configurations.
Different mounting tapers and custom variations of any Riten dead center can be designed using our on-line design tool or by discussing your application with one of our product specialists.
Imperial carbide dead centers feature an oversized tapered plug of carbide brazed into a one piece steel shank. The tapered plug sits in a tapered socket machined into the steel body. This design allows the steel body to carry more of the weight of the work piece in comparison to other designs. The result is a stronger tool with superior performance under heavy load conditions.
The steel shank is manufactured from 52100 ball bearing steel. Since the carbide tip is the wear surface in carbide tipped dead centers, only the knock out end of the steel shank is hardened. The carbide tip provides the hardness and wear resistance required for high production turning and grinding applications. Concentricity is guaranteed to .0002 inches TIR
Carbide tipped dead centers can be reground to extend the life of the dead center. Dead centers should be returned to the factory for inspection to determine the cost of regrinding the tool. The point angle will be reground to factory specifications and the concentricity of the point to the taper will be restored. If necessary, the mounting taper will be reground as well during the reconditioning process.