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Standard Long Series Dead Centers

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Dead Center Applications

Riten Long Series dead centers are suitable for all machining and grinding applications.

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Dead Center Availability

Long Series dead centers are readily available from stock in Morse, Jarno and Brown & Sharpe Tapers. Long series dead centers were designed to fit the need for a readily available off the shelf dead center that is longer than standard dead centers. As the largest manufacturer of standard and custom dead centers in North America, Riten Industries recognized the need for a longer standard dead center.

Carbide tipped long dead centers and carbide tipped long half dead centers are also available. Click on the respective product name to go to the appropriate product page.

Custom variations of any Riten dead centers can be designed using our on-line design tool or by discussing your application with one of our product specialists.

Technical Specifications – Steel Dead Centers

Steel CNC 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.

Technical Specifications – Carbide Tipped Dead Centers

Carbide tipped CNC dead centers are also manufactured from 52100 ball bearing steel. Since the carbide tip is the wear surface in carbide tipped dead centers, only the knock out end is hardened. Carbide tips are grade C2 or equivalent with the hardness and wear resistance required for high production turning and grinding applications. 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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