Travelling Steady Rest (Type 4)
The travelling steady rest is fixed on the slide. It facilitates e.g. continuous processing and thread cutting of long shafts or spindles. These rests absorb the pressure on the tool at the time of chip removal. They are particularly needed for long thin shafts. Suitable for tools with a diameter of up to 400 mm. Seldom suitable for higher diameters. Available as a sliding or rolling steady.
This steady is also fitted with the protected electronic measuring device. The steady can identify the center of its machine and the sleeves can be preset on the basis of the tool diameter. This idea, which is patented, was devised by the master toolmaker, Harry Richter and then developed for application by Richter Vorrichtungsbau.