Driven by customer requirements over two decades, the Rocksteady Manual Steadyrest has become renown globally. With a simple yet robust modular design across three derivatives, there is a Rocksteady to suit your Machine Tool and application.
Rocksteady utilises a robust Square Finger design in a modular housing. This ensures strong load bearing, and coupled with high quality NUTR Track Roller Bearings, higher surface speeds at the steady diameter. Simple, robust and very effective. A library of successful adaptations to Slant and Flat bed CNC and Conventional Machines means that it is likely we have covered your bases already – if not – the modular design means that we can design, manufacture, and deliver in super-quick time
Options include Cantilever Rear Arm, XHD Roller Fingers, Central Lubrication Systems, and Drag and Drop tow brackets. Ask for more information!
We are also able to offer Work Supports using the same format design – these can be used in VMC applications where the workpiece is supported using a Rotary Table, Fixture and or Tailstock.
Our most popular variant, the SC (Slant Bed, C Style) uses three of our
modular finger housings with robust square section fingers. Fingers
are equipped with high end Yoke type Track Roller Bearings NUTR
Mounted on roller pins with suitable lubrication points.
The C style Latch Top allows full clearance for component loading and
offers high repeat accuracy thanks to CNC machined locations.
Base mounts can be adapted for most CNC tailstock slideways or for
mounting to an existing steadyrest preparation base unit.
The SCC (Slant Bed, C Style, Cantilever) offers all the features of the
SC Model, but with the addition of a heavy duty Cantilever rear arm.
A precision machined lead screw offers the operator the benefit of
adjustment of the rear arm from the apron of the machine tool.
This feature can often allow for much larger capacities than the SC
variant thanks to the compact design of the Cantilever arm. Heavy duty
clamping bolts are included so that once positioned, the workpiece is
supported firmly and accurately.
The SCC Model is widely used on all sizes of slant bed turning centre –
but most often those with shallower bed angles, or those with existing
The FF (Fully Enclosed, Flat Bed) is deployed mainly on large Turning
Machines with a flat bed profile. This type of steadyrest again utilises
the modular finger housings and square section fingers with NUTR
The fully enclosed design can feature either swing or lift off top with
quick release swing bolts. All types of bed profile can be
Rocksteady XHD is our solution to larger Steadying problems on bigger machines. In 3 and 4 finger guises this is a bespoke product geared around customer needs. Please take a look at some of the examples in the gallery
Rocksteady Mini offers a simple solution
with a generic range of 20-300mm
diameter in both SC and FF guises. Round
fingers are utilised with NUTR15 Track
Rollers in a body machined on our 5 Axis
Rocksteady Mini is also widely used as a
bed support on Vertical Machining Centres
and also as an external bar support for CNC
& Conventional Lathes