ARI-HETRA has introduced the WSBL2000 heavy-duty brake drum and disclathe, designed specifically for truck andtrailer wheels. According to the company, the WS-BL2000 brake lathe produces an evenly cut drum (maximum drum turning diameter 33.5 in.), rotor (maximum discturning diameter 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 rpm) controlled by a dial. The WS-BL2000 variable spindle speed helps control acceleration and deceleration, a useful function when turning heavy brake components. Additionally, the machine allows turning and grinding of tapered flywheel surfaces with an optional cutting adaptor. Other features include adjustable travel end stops onboth tables, ergonomically positionedand easy-to-use control panel, built-in oiler, and tilt up safety guard.
- Written by E&MJ News