Like many companies, here at EXAIR we generally always have a promotional offering. These rotate throughout the months and this month is no different. The current offering involves the EXAIR Cold Gun Aircoolant Systems.
These spot cooling systems help to reduce cutting fluid use, increase production speeds, increase tool life, and has helped more customers than I know. One customer in particular is a maintenance worker from a welded tube manufacturer. This facility had very little amount of downtime permitted due to the high efficiency and high volume of orders. When a machine went down the maintenance team went in like a trauma team to determine the cause of failure and get it fixed to get the line back up and running. One of the biggest problems they would have is when they would have to dry machine a quick part to get the machine back up and running, this would either ruin tools or they would have to slow down the machining time to get the surface finish and dimensions they truly needed. After talking with us the team ordered a Single Point Cold Gun Aircoolant System as these parts were generally small enough to tackle with the single cold outlet (larger parts benefit from the dual point hose kit).
They received the spot cooler system in and sure enough a machine went down. The crew went to work and once the broken part was located they got to work on their lathe trying to make a new piece. The Cold Gun held itself straight to the headstock thanks to the integrated magnet and the flexible single point hose kit routed the cold air straight to the cutting insert point. They didn’t have to fill up the liquid tank or setup the mist system on the lathe, they simply turned on the compressed air and let the lathe do the work. They were able to take what had recently been around a three hour machine job with heavy wear on tooling to a two hour job, no finish pass was needed on the part, and their tools weren’t completely spent by the end of the job.
They got the part back into the machine, made adjustments, and then went to work getting the machine back into production.
Right now, if you would like to try out a Cold Gun Aircoolant System you can order before 12/31/21 and you will receive a free Dual Point Hose Kit with your qualified purchase.