Lathe carriers

They are also called lathe dogs. They are used to drive the work during turning between centres. The work is clamped firmly in the lathe carrier. It consists of a cast iron or forged steel body and a clamping screw. It is
designed with a straight or bent tail. It is available in a set of 10, capable of accommodating work of a wide range of diameters. The tails of the carriers are meant to locate and drive the workpiece for turning. To protect the finished surface from damages, a soft metal packing piece is used under the clamping screw.

Types of Lathe Carriers

  1. Straight Tail Lathe Carrier
  2. Bent Tail Lathe Carrier
  3. Clamp type Lathe Carrier
  4. Safety clamp type Lathe Carrier
  5. Straight Tail Lathe Carrier

1. Straight Tail Lathe Carrier

Straight Tail Lathe Carrier
Straight Tail Lathe Carrier

A straight tailed carrier locates against the driving pin of the driving plate and provides a positive drive for the workpiece.

2. Bent Tail Lathe Carrier

Bent Tail Lathe Carrier
Bent Tail Lathe Carrier

A bent tailed lathe carrier engages into a ‘u’ slot of the catch plate and drives the workpiece.

3. Clamp type Lathe Carrier

Clamp type Lathe Carrier
Clamp type Lathe Carrier

The clamp type lathe carrier is designed with a clamping plate and adjustable screws. It holds a wide range of diameters of work because it is provided with a ‘V’ groove and adjustable bolts and nuts. This carrier may be used to hold square and rectangular sectioned rods also. They are also useful to hold small diameter jobs because of the provision of the ‘V’ groove.

4. Safety clamp type Lathe Carrier

Safety Clamp Lathe Carrier
Safety Clamp Lathe Carrier

Safety clamp lathe carriers are desinged with safety – top and bottom clamping plates. These plates provide a positive grip of the work during turning.

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