Hunter Expands AutoComp Elite Brake Lathe Lineup
Hunter Engineering Co. is expanding its AutoComp Elite brake lathe into a line of brake lathes with three models, feature sets and price points.
The new AutoComp Elite Digi-Cal, Standard and Base lathes are built from the same powerful and robust lathe body of the original AutoComp Elite, including the patented Anti-Chatter Technology (ACT) which eliminates the buildup of vibration (chatter) that can occur when machining rotors at a fixed speed.
All three new models still feature ACT, Hunter says, plus the same power, adjustable speed, quick compensation and precise cutting abilities of the existing model.
The top-of-the-line option, AutoComp Elite Digi-Cal, comes with Hunter’s Digi-Cal which instantly measures rotor thickness and depth cut. This thickness is compared to the vehicle specs. Digi-Cal models also come with an intuitive touchscreen interface to simplify lathe operation and provide on-board training videos plus adaptor and vehicle lookup.
The AutoComp Elite standard model includes a touchscreen interface but without Digi-Cal.
The Autocomp Elite Basic is the most economical model, without a tablet or Digi-Cal.