What to Look for in a Steady Rest
The most common reason to consider the additional support of a steady rest workholding system is when the length and stiffness of a workpiece creates machining problems such as deflection or distortion of the completed part.
You can download a free white paper prepared by LNS that discusses the need for a steady rest in greater detail and 10 important factors to consider when selecting a steady rest system:
- Structural Attributes
- Manual vs. Automatic Positioning
- Protection Against Contamination
- Application Expertise
- Systems Integration
- Mounting on the Machine
- Linear Ways Considerations
For more ways to optimize CNC machine performance contact your nearest LNS representative or call 513-528-5674.