Ranger introduces new combination brake lathe

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Ranger Products says its rugged-built RL8500 lathe package — which includes lathe, bench, adapters and other accessories — uses independent DC servo motors to control the cross-feed and spindle-feed drives, eliminating the need for complex mechanical gearboxes and transmissions typically found on mechanically-driven lathes.

According to the company, the absence of gear-driven mechanical drives and variable-speed transmission devices helps reduce service and repair costs, while eliminating vibration — which typically is transferred to the tool tip, leaving irregular cuts in the machined finish — and chatter from gears, bearings and mechanical drive parts. Infinitely adjustable feed rates allow easy modification of cut speeds with the turn of a dial, Ranger says.

For more information, go to www.rangerproducts.com.