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.
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.
High precision spindle is machined from forged alloy steel, ground to exact measurements, and dynamically balanced to provide vibration free operation.
Three high precision bearings firmly support the spindle and assist in maintaining strict tolerance requirements.
Totally enclosed headstock, gearbox and apron have an inner oil reservoir that continuously lubricates moving parts, reducing friction.
Heat treated and precision ground gears in the headstock reduce vibration and deflection.
Seamlessly go back and forth, between four different pitch threads without changing gears. The universal gearbox supports inch, metric, modular, and diametral threads.
Bedways are heavy duty and hardened to 70 HRC with Turcite-B coatings.
Anti-Float design backlash eliminator fitted in the cross slide nut, with one shot lubrication in the top slide and carriage.
Fully lit with CNC-style lighting the enclosed full-length splash guard is expertly designed to contain all chips and coolant.
Splash guard mounted, energy efficient, low temperature, CNC style lighting provides a well-lit work area.
All metal chuck guard features a sight window, and deflects chips and coolant from the operator or the assigned work area.
Full-length foot brake brings the spindle to a omplete stop at any RPM.
For added safety, the motor and electrics of ELITE lathes follow strict guidelines and electrical requirements to be certified by CSA Group.
Jog button rotates the spindle incrementally, which allows the gears to easily engage.
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.
Steady rest features double sealed, ball bearing guides for smooth material movement.
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.