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  • World Class Lathes

    WORLD CLASS

    LATHES

    What does it mean to be world class? It means total package engineering; precision, durability and safety that far exceed market standards. It's the ability to identify the evolving needs of a demanding environment and design machines that surpass those needs. That's world class.

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    THE NEXT GENERATION OF LATHES IS JET ELITE

    The next generation takes the best of the old, and adapts to move forward. JET Elite represents the most precise, most durable, and safest metalworking machinery. Each of these machines puts a stake in the ground, signaling a new standard of excellence.

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    18inch & 21inch Clutch Engine Lathes

    18" & 21" Clutch Engine Lathes

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    17inch Geared Head Lathes

    17" Geared Head Lathes

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    12inch, 13inch & 14inch EVS Lathes

    12", 13" & 14" EVS Lathes

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    SPINDLE ASSEMBLY

    BUILT FOR PRECISION

    PRECISION SPINDLE

    PRECISION SPINDLE

    High precision spindle is machined from forged alloy steel, ground to exact measurements, and dynamically balanced to provide vibration free operation.

    CLASS 7 SPINDLE BEARINGS

    CLASS 7 SPINDLE BEARINGS

    Three high precision bearings firmly support the spindle and assist in maintaining strict tolerance requirements.

    SPINDLE NOSE RUNOUT

    0.0004"

    SPINDLE CENTER RUNOUT

    0.0006"

    ELITE HEADSTOCK

    BUILT FOR DURABILITY

    TOTALLY ENCLOSED HEADSTOCK

    TOTALLY ENCLOSED HEADSTOCK

    Totally enclosed headstock, gearbox and apron have an inner oil reservoir that continuously lubricates moving parts, reducing friction.

    HEAT TREATED AND GROUND GEARS

    HEAT TREATED AND GROUND GEARS

    Heat treated and precision ground gears in the headstock reduce vibration and deflection.

    UNIVERSAL GEARBOX

    UNIVERSAL GEARBOX

    Seamlessly go back and forth, between four different pitch threads without changing gears. The universal gearbox supports inch, metric, modular, and diametral threads.

    ELITE BED, CARRIAGE AND EQUIPMENT

    BUILT FOR DURABILITY

    HARDENED AND GROUND BED

    HARDENED AND GROUND BED

    Bedways are heavy duty and hardened to 70 HRC with Turcite-B coatings.

    CARRIAGE AND SLIDE

    CARRIAGE AND SLIDE

    Anti-Float design backlash eliminator fitted in the cross slide nut, with one shot lubrication in the top slide and carriage.

    ENCLOSED SPLASH GUARD

    ENCLOSED SPLASH GUARD

    Fully lit with CNC-style lighting the enclosed full-length splash guard is expertly designed to contain all chips and coolant.

    Straightness of Bed: Longitudinal & Transverse

    0.0016"

    OVER FORTY INCHES

    Parallelism of Bed Slideways

    0.0008"

    OVER FORTY INCHES

    Difference in Height headstock and tailstock

    0.0008"

    OVER FORTY INCHES

    LATHE ASSEMBLY

    BUILT FOR SAFETY

    CNC STYLE LIGHTING

    CNC STYLE LIGHTING

    Splash guard mounted, energy efficient, low temperature, CNC style lighting provides a well-lit work area.

    CHUCK GUARD

    CHUCK GUARD

    All metal chuck guard features a sight window, and deflects chips and coolant from the operator or the assigned work area.

    FOOT BRAKE

    FOOT BRAKE

    Full-length foot brake brings the spindle to a omplete stop at any RPM.

    CSA/CUS APPROVED ELECTRICS

    CSA/CUS APPROVED ELECTRICS

    For added safety, the motor and electrics of ELITE lathes follow strict guidelines and electrical requirements to be certified by CSA Group.

    LATHE ASSEMBLY

    BUILT FOR DURABILITY

    JOG ALIGNMENT

    JOG ALIGNMENT

    Jog button rotates the spindle incrementally, which allows the gears to easily engage.

    CERTIFIED MEEHANITE CASTINGS

    CERTIFIED MEEHANITE® CASTINGS

    With rock solid one-piece construction, certified Meehanite castings have long been a symbol of reliability and durability. We build every ELITE lathe with Meehanite castings to ensure they maintain their strict tolerances for years to come.

    BALL BEARING STEADY RESTS

    BALL BEARING STEADY RESTS

    Steady rest features double sealed, ball bearing guides for smooth material movement.

    EASY TO READ CHARTS

    EASY TO READ CHARTS

    Elite lathes feature reference charts that have been designed in the USA with machinist feedback and feature large, easy to read fonts to ensure a great user experience.

    18inch & 21inch Clutch Engine Lathes

    18" & 21" Clutch Engine Lathes

     
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    17inch Geared Head Lathes

    17" Geared Head Lathes

     
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    12inch, 13inch & 14inch EVS Lathes

    12", 13" & 14" EVS Lathes

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