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Carstens offered not only the usual range of accessories - chucks, collets, steadies, taper-turning attachments and toolposts of various kinds - but also a beautifully engineered powered milling attachment that mounted onto a vertical slide. It was equipped with a 1340 rpm 0.18 kW 220 /380 V motor and employed a spindle able to accept boring tools up to 13 mm in diameter. The head was able to be swivelled through 360, could be fitted on either side of the main casting and, because it was intended for relatively heavy-duty work, was driven at slow speeds though worm-and-wheel gearing. As a further refinement, for the cutting of splines and similar indexing work, a small plunger unit was provided that bolted to the changewheel bracket and allowed an ordinary gear to be used for the necessary dividing and spindle locking.
A toolpost grinder was also offered: a powerful unit, it's only drawback was the rather large motor.
It is likely that the maker would also have offered an alternative, direct-drive high-speed head able to accept small end mills, slot drills and grinding stones secured by a draw-in collet arrangement.

The spindle unit could be mounted at either side of the main casting

High-quality workmanship is evident throughout the attachment

Tightly packaged worm-and-wheel spindle driving mechanism

Indexing attachment in place on the changewheel bracket

Carstens toolpost grinder. Powered by a 4500 r.p.m. motor, the unit had a spindle with an internal 24 x 1 mm thread. There is every change than an extension arbor for internal grinding would have been provided as well.

A comprehensive set of changewheels




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Carstens Lathes - Accessories
Carstens Home Page   Early Carstens Screwcutting Lathe 
   Swisten Stand   
Carstens Types DLZK, DLK & DZK   
Carstens Miller & Grinder     Carstens Model DLRN
Accessories