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Precitech Introduces the HS 150 High-Performance Workholding Spindle Specifically Designed for Diamond Turning

Release Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Contacts: Mike Tanniru (603) 357-2511

Jon Harman (603) 357-2511

KEENE, NH, January 15, 2013 – Precitech, a global manufacturer of innovative ultra precision machining solutions, now offers the HS 150 High-Performance Precision Workholding Spindle for its Nanoform® 250, Nanoform® 250 UltraGrind, Nanoform® 700, and Nanoform® 700 FreeForm Diamond Turning Machines.

The HS 150’s most noteworthy enhancement is its maximum speed of 10,000 RPM. This wider working range eliminates the need to switch spindles when machining parts requiring different cutting speeds. Additionally, the HS 150 reaches thermal stability in 13 minutes, which is five times faster than the current product. This reduction in soak time allows operators to start cutting parts faster. These two product features allow for greater productivity.

“Even more intriguing than the faster soak out time is that the thermal growth of the HS 150 is 6 times less than its predecessor. Spindle growth is one of the most significant error sources in machine tools, and this new spindle essentially eliminates the effect of this error source for many applications,” notes Dr. Jeffrey Roblee, Vice President of Technology at Precitech.

Precitech is a vertically integrated ultra precision machine manufacturer. Building its own spindles with a unique robust design allows Precitech to offer an industry-leading three-year warranty. Should its spindles be damaged for any reason, including operator error, Precitech guarantees repair in two weeks or better. These benefits lead to greater machine productivity.

The HS 150 is just one of Precitech’s full range of workholding and milling/grinding spindles.

Precitech is a unit of AMETEK Ultra Precision Technologies, a division of AMETEK, Inc, a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, with annual sales of more than $3.0 billion. For more information on Precitech’s line of ultra precision machining systems, contact Precitech, 44 Blackbrook Road, Keene, NH 03431, USA. Tel: (603) 357-2511. Fax: (603) 358-6174. E-mail: Web site:

Click here for a hi-res image of Precitech’s HS 150 Workholding High-Performance Spindle

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