Haas Automation Europe Optimum cooling for a better finish, longer tool life
Belgium – One of the primary challenges in modern machining is keeping the tool lubricated and ensuring chips are removed from the cutting zone. Failure to do so can lead to a multitude of problems, including premature tool wear and damage.
The Haas flood coolant ring, which is standard on all VM and VF series Haas machine tools, provides a cascade of coolant that thoroughly lubricates the cutting area, while dispersing chips produced during cutting, Haas says.
The coolant ring concept is said to be a significant improvement over traditional hose-based systems. The ring’s fully adjustable nozzle tips direct precision coolant flow to the tool from many angles. The nozzles are easy to move, and the ring is positioned for maximum clearance and ease-of-use.
Flood coolant ring main Haas coolant delivery system
While the flood coolant ring serves as the main Haas coolant delivery system, numerous other cooling options are available. For instance, the Haas programmable coolant nozzle, or P-Cool, can take up numerous positions to serve any tool selected, long or short.
Another effective method of getting coolant to the cutting zone is to deliver a high-pressure blast through the tool tip. Here, the Haas through-spindle coolant (TSC) system, which is particularly effective when drilling deep holes or milling deep pockets, is available in either 300 or 1,000 psi (20 or 70 bar) configurations.