Mechanism for mechanized movements of carriage along longitudinal axis - Basic Mechanical Engineering

Q.  Which of the following is a mechanism for mechanized movements of the carriage along longitudinal axis?
- Published on 01 Sep 15

a. Cross-slide
b. Compound rest
c. Apron
d. Saddle



  • Dhriti Sanjay   -Posted on 08 Oct 20
    What is Mechanical Carriage Movement. Explain in detail.
    ( Class :- 9 )
  • Sravanthi    -Posted on 12 Nov 15
    - Lathe machine consists of six basic elements such as: Bed, headstock, tailstock, carriage, lead screw and feed drive.

    - On a lathe bed, carriage is located between head stock and tail stock which slides along the guide ways. The main functions of carriage are : to hold the cutting tool and to give longitudinal and cross feed to cutting tool.

    - Carriage consists of following parts:

    1) Saddle: This part slides along the guideways of lathe bed.

    2) Apron: This part is used for manual and mechanized movements of carriage along the longitudinal axis.

    3) Cross-slide: Cross-slide is part of carriage which provides cross-feed to the cutting tool. It is mounted on the saddle.

    4) Compound rest: To facilitate taper turning compound rest is swiveled through any angle in horizontal plane.

    5) Tool post: This part is used to hold the cutting tool.

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