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Mill Taper Dead Centers

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Dead Center Applications

Riten Mill Taper dead centers are suitable for all machining applications on Cin-Turn lathes and grinders or any machine with a mill taper quill.

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Dead Center Availability

Riten Mill Taper dead centers are available in stock in 35, 40 and 45 Mill tapers. Three shank styles and four point configurations are available. Typical configurations are in stock, while others are manufactured from semi-finished inventory for a quick delivery.

Different mounting tapers and custom variations of any Riten Mill Taper dead center can be designed using our on-line design tool or by discussing your application with one of our product specialists.


Dead Center Technical Specifications

Mill taper dead centers are manufactured from 52100 ball bearing steel, through hardened to 61-63 Rc. Heat treating 52100 provides the hardness and wear resistant properties necessary for long center life. The same qualities that make it the material of choice for ball bearings also make it an excellent material for dead centers. Concentricity is guaranteed to .0002 inches TIR.


Dead Center Regrind

Both steel and carbide tipped dead centers can be reground to extend the life of the dead center. One of the many advantages of 52100 over case hardened materials is that the point can be reground without affecting the hardness or durability of the 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.

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