Hardinge 5C Indexer Systems are available in single, dual, triple and quad spindle configurations. The Hardinge 5C threaded-nose spindle will accept collets, expanding collets, step chucks and jaw chucks without the use of an adapter! The robust dual-bearing spindle provides support for heavier radial and axial loads with indexing speeds of up to 360-degrees per second. The single units come standard with a manual collet closer or can be ordered with an optional fail-safe or high-force pneumatic closer. The multi-head units can be ordered with fail-safe or high-force pneumatic collet closers. Hardinge's new all-digital Indexer Control features multiple lines of display with storage for up to 9999 programs with up to 500 steps in each! A USB port lets you load and unload part programs from internal memory.
Hardinge is a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of machine tools, specializing in SUPER- PRECISION(TM) and precision CNC Lathes, high performance Machining Centers, high-end cylindrical and jig Grinding machines, and technologically advanced Workholding & Rotary Products. Hardinge is also the world’s largest manufacturer of collets (5C Collets, 16C Collets, 20C Collets, Swiss Collets and other styles) for all brands of machines including custom engineered solutions. Hardinge has a very diverse customer base and serves a wide variety of end-user markets. This customer base includes metalworking manufacturers which make parts for a variety of industries, as well as a wide range of end users in the aerospace, agricultural, transportation, basic consumer goods, communications and electronics, construction, defense, energy, pharmaceutical and medical equipment, and recreation industries, among others. Hardinge has manufacturing operations in the United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Taiwan, and China.