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Turret mounted, coolant operated steady rest

July 2019
Author: RÖHM Team
Company: RÖHM GmbH
Turret mounted, coolant operated steady rest

Even when no steady rest is provided in an existing lathe turret – it is not necessary to retrofit an oil hydraulics unit to control a turret mounted steady rest. There is an innovative solution that uses the coolant pressure at the control to signal the steady rest to clamp as per the program and it is opened via the spring pressure. This product has been a joint collaboration between Röhm and WESA GmbH.

WESA is a reliable CNC partner that caters to all production levels. Located in Waldstetten, Swabia/Germany, the company relies on high quality, fast implementation and absolute adherence to deadlines. These are qualities on which Johannes Weber looks proudly: “We are a high technology solution supplier”, emphasises the production manager and mentions the strengths of the company, “quick and mass production of intricate and complex components in series”. For him, it is certain: “When things have to be done quickly, customers come to us and do not go to the big names in the industry, who are attuned to mass production and are, therefore, slower to respond.”

From the prototype to series - quick, flexible, extremely precise

Wesa GmbH is a family-run business. As a pure service provider, it specialises in metal processing and employs around 50 workers. Specialised in complete CNC machining, the company makes use of extensive machinery - from prototype building to mass production. Whether turned or milled parts, ready-to-install work pieces and systems including hardening and surface finishing, the corresponding machines and tools are available for the most diverse production applications. Typical orders vary from the production of ready to install pinions to gear shafts. Customers include the major automobile manufacturers, such as Porsche and Daimler, as well as Bosch and ZF among the automobile suppliers. Wesa works not only with high automation, but also quickly and flexibly. For this reason, respective buffer stations are available between the individual machining centres for turning and milling. “If a turning cell fails, then the entire production does not come to a standstill," says Johannes Weber, proudly referring to a recently completed project for a car manufacturer based in Stuttgart: “Starting with the initial drawings, we manufactured and delivered a completely new work piece, which involved several work steps, in just 13 weeks”.

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