BRIDGTON, Mo. — Hunter Engineering Co. has introduced the AutoComp Elite brake lathe, which has a patent-pending automatic compensation technology that directly determines the position of the internal compensation plates to maximize speed and accuracy without operator intervention.
The brake lathe is equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen that provides a user-friendly interface, allowing technicians to look up required adaptors, operate the lathe, including changing cutting direction and speed, and view instructional videos. The interface also includes the BitMinder feature which monitors bit life and recommends replacement to improve cut quality and reduce waste.
AutoComp Elite also includes a patented Anti-Chatter Technology (ACT), which eliminates the buildup of vibration (chatter) that can occur when machining rotors at a fixed speed, the company said.