The newly redesigned Morrison 3" Keyseater has been physically modified and is more rigid than ever! The back support bracket is twice the length of the older models, enabling more accurate keyways in various material.
The overhead support is now easily raised and lowered by hydraulics with the push of a button. The programming is now extremely user friendly with the use of a programmable logic controller and human machine interface. (HMI)
As in the past,the Morrison Keyseater does not require to be positoned in a pit, and needs no bushings to center the keyways. Cuts from 1/8" to 3" wide and 14" high.
the d. c. morrison company originated as the sebastian lathe company in the early 1900's, building sebastian lathes. after w.w. ii sales dropped off and donald morrison started manufacturing a different type of product - a machine called a keyseater - a machine used to cut keyways much less expensively than the conventional broaching method. hence the beginning of the morrison keyseater with the first one being built in 1952.
in the 1960's, don morrison's health was failing and he was introduced to the now current owner, henry "bim" reder. mr. reder has since strengthened and improved the machine in many areas, and has made d.c. morrison an extremely successful family operation. henry reder's wife, bernice, is the secretary and his two sons, roger and greg run the office and the shop.
along with the morrison keyseater, they also manufacture the schauer speed lathes, burke milling machines and sell replacement parts for logan lathes, sebastian lathes, carroll-jamieson lathes and also make all sizes of acme screws, worm screws, and v threads. they also manufacture all of the replacement parts for parks planers and bandsaws.