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Multi-Use Live Centers

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Live Center Applications

A live center no machine shop or tool room should be without. The new Multi-Use live center from Riten is ideal for both the machining of thin-walled workpieces and general shaft work applications. This versatile live center with its dual ground angles makes it an invaluable tool when your center needs are changing frequently. The flexibility and low cost of the Multi-Use make it a great addition to any maintenance shop or garage machine shop. Although this live center is very flexible, it is not suitable for high production environments.


Live Center Availability

Multi-Use live centers are available from stock in Morse Tapers. Maximum head diameters range from 2 1/4 to 3 1/2 inches in diameter. Custom variations of the Multi-Use live center can be designed using our on-line design tool or by discussing your application with one of our product specialists.

Live Center Technical Specifications

Both angles are ground to 60 degrees and are accurate to +/- .0001. The Multi-Use features two matched angular contact bearings for maximum radial load capabilities and one thrust bearing in the center of the bearing configuration for axial thrust load resistance. Shells and spindles are manufactured from 52100 ball bearing steel and through hardened to provide the maximum strength and durability needed in a live center.

Live Center Repair

Standard Multi-Use live centers will be rebuilt to “Like New” condition for 40% of the cost of a new tool. This is a total reconditioning of the entire live center. The shell is inspected for damage and the taper shank is reground as needed. The bearings, seals and spindle are replaced with new components and the live center is returned to its original accuracy. Every repair receives the identical factory warranty as that of a new live center.

In the unlikely event that your live center is beyond repair, Riten offers a preferred customer trade-in allowance of up to 35% on the purchase of an equivalent live center. Every Riten live center, no matter its condition, is eligible for trade-in. Repairs can be returned through you local Riten distributor or send direct to the factory.

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