Seeing as how I have a background in CNC Machining and have been to the upcoming EASTEC show several times I thought it would be a good idea to try to help some of the machinery distributors and manufacturers showcase their product to the fullest. Now I know that some companies will only take a skim cut on their demo parts just to make it through the show with a minimal chance for hiccups. However there are those that want to truly show the machine in action, taking full depth of cuts to showcase how rigid their castings are or how much metal a customer can “hog” at once to cut their cycles times down. No matter the case EXAIR has a product that your demonstration may benefit from.
It has been my experience that if you are running an average CNC program that is cutting a real part you will most of the time be running some form of cutting fluid / coolant. Once the machine is set up and into the cut, the coolant will hit the spindle, the tool, or even the part identities and spray the operator window with gallons of coolant. This makes watching the machine actually cut quite difficult, just like driving through a monsoon without windshield wipers and mud on your windshield. This is where the Air Stik or Air Disk Window Blowoff Systems will make your machine stand out from the rest.
Instead of your potential customers looking at a window with a blanket of coolant on it not able to tell whether your machine is truly cutting a part or not, they will get to see through a clean window that is going to allow them to view the part being cut that you have spent hours programming to perfection. The proof is in each of the pictures below.
These systems can be used on open top machines, closed top machines, lathes, or virtually any machine that has an operator window and compressed air. The Air Stik Open Top Machine Kit is shown below.
Now for those that don’t want to deal with the coolant deliveries and coolant cleanup at the end of the show but are having some issues with your demo part program not cutting too good dry then we also have an option for you. We offer our Cold Gun Aircoolant Systems along with our Adjustable Spot Coolers to be used on dry cutting operations. The Cold Gun and the Adjustable Spot Cooler have been used in a variety of machining applications and have been proven to significantly increase tool life, along with considerably improve surface finish. These are ideal for an application where you are repeatedly skimming a demo part or even cutting certain materials. For some of our existing customers they will only use a Cold Gun for the entire machining of their production parts. A few pictures of both in action are below.
The best part of all the products mentioned is that they all operate off of compressed air which most machines require. They have no internal moving parts to wear out like bearings or motors. Lastly, they are ALL stock items that are manufactured here in Cincinnati, Ohio and can ship same day as long as the order is received by 3 P.M. Eastern Time. So with the show coming up if you can’t see the machine cutting or are having some issues with your tools galling up give us a call, email, tweet, or Facebook message. We can even drop ship straight to you while you are at EASTEC.
If you have any questions or need for these please don’t hesitate to contact me.