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[′hed ‚stäk]
(mechanical engineering)
The device on a lathe for carrying the revolving spindle.
The movable head of certain measuring machines.
The device on a cylindrical grinding machine for rotating the work.
Also known as workhead.

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A supporting beam for a church bell.
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The machine also features a 40-hp, 3,300-rpm turning spindle for the first and second headstocks.
Multiplex Triple 8200Y high-production CNC multi-tasking center features two horizontally-opposed 8" chuck headstocks with a 12-tool turret for each side, and a third lower turret with nine tools that can work with both headstocks.
System 50 is a self-contained work cell featuring dual Fanuc Alpha 6 servo driven headstocks, an ARC Mate 100i robot and a choice of power sources or plasma cutting machines.