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Feinprüf Tricurat 60 Surface Grinder Heavily built with a cast-as-one base and column, the machine featured well-proportioned wearing surfaces that were either hardened steel or heat-treated cast iron given a very fine machined finish or lap ground. Guideways were all protected by close-fitting bellows and the 23″ x 7″ table ran on vertically and horizontally mounted precision ball bearings whose tracks were hardened and lapped.

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Manufactured in Italy during the 1960s and 1970s by a company now known as Simplex Rapid, the AR5-E proved to a very popular grinder across Europe, In the UK sales were handled by an engineering supply company, Astra, and badged as such. In Europe and other parts of the world other names were used including Elite and Elite-GEMA – though usually with the prefix (or suffix) AR5-E in the title as well. It was developed from earlier versions (ones known include the AR5-C on a cast-iron stand) and was part of a family of “Universal” grinders, the AFC-2 through to AFC-5 Check the

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