No tailstock needed – even for dual bus, truck, and trailer wheels with the drum attached.
ARI-HETRA has just announced the introduction of the WS-BL2000 Heavy-Duty Drum and Disc Lathe that was designed specifically for bus, truck and trailer wheels.
ARI-HETRA’s Model WS-BL2000 Brake Lathe produces an evenly cut drum (Max. Drum Turning Dia. 33.5 in.), rotor (Max. Disc Turning Dia. 20 in.) or flywheel. The extra-large 60 mm diameter arbor and oversized spindle dampens vibrations allowing it to work without the use of a tailstock - even for dual wheels with the drum attached. Advanced functions include powered in/out and left/right table motion, continuous or intermittent variable feed in both working directions (to avoid spiral effect) and spindle rotation speed (20-120 RPMs) controlled by a dial. The WS-BL2000 variable spindle speed helps control acceleration and deceleration - a useful function when turning heavy brake components. Furthermore, the machine allows turning and grinding of tapered flywheel surfaces with an optional cutting adaptor. The adjustable travel end stops on both tables, the ergonomically positioned and easy-to-use control panel, the built-in oiler and tilt up safety guard are further elements that make the WS-BL2000 practical, reliable and safe.
If your heavy-duty maintenance shop requires an extreme duty Brake Lathe from a company that offers service, parts and support, headquartered in the USA, then the WS-BL2000 is for you.