View Full Version : Interesting Hardinge Tracer Speed Lathe on Craigslist

09-27-2013, 11:53 AM
How do these work?



09-27-2013, 05:40 PM
Has Flylo seen this yet?

Dr Stan
09-27-2013, 06:33 PM
How do these work?

You make a template that the stylus follows. This in turn causes the hydraulic system to move the carriage & cross slide and was a common way to make production parts of various geometries before CNC's. I've seen tracers mounted on turret lathes, mills, and even a vertical turret lathe.

Dr Stan
09-27-2013, 06:34 PM
Has Flylo seen this yet?

Must not have, its still for sale.

09-27-2013, 07:28 PM
It's not a Hardinge "speed" lathe, it's a chucker. By itself that's worth the asking price.

The tracer unit is fairly rare since it's two axis. If it works it's worth the asking price by itself.