Servo Turn Hydraulic tracers have been used in one form or another for well over many years. A hydraulic tracer enables someone to follow a template and precisely control the movement of hydraulic cylinders. This creates an exact 1:1 duplication from the template to the travel path of the cylinders. This is especially useful when there is a requirement for a large quantity of the same part. It is a simple process, which avoids the necessity of computers and programs. This simplicity makes it easy for operators with all skill levels to operate a piece of machinery.
The hydraulic tracer is suitable normally for rear mounting on center lathe, capstan lathe & Turret. This arrangement leaves the front tool post of the lathe for normal operations as usual in case any front operation is required after copying. The tracer can also be mounted on the front with certain adaptations. The tracer is provided with swivel base to fix it at a suitable angle of copying for turning Boring & facing depending on the profile to be copied. Recommended angle of copying is 60° for turning & 45° For Boring & facing generally. But other angles can be tried out depending on the nature of copying and profile.