LNS' ChipBlaster Improves Chip Evacuation and Tool Life
EMO 2019: LNS America’s ChipBlaster line is comprised of high-pressure coolant systems, coolant chillers and cyclonic filtration systems.
LNS America’s ChipBlaster line is comprised of high-pressure coolant delivery systems, coolant chillers and cyclonic filtration systems. The coolant system delivers an automatically variable volume of high-pressure coolant to improve machining performance, tool life, chip evacuation and machine tool efficiency while reducing energy useage. The ChipBlaster incorporates a built-in circulation pump and signal and filter alarm circuits, and performs complete ambient temperature tracking. The temperature tracking function ensures that the machine tool maintains optimal operating temperature to minimize thermal drift and the impact of temperature-related deviations regardless of environment.
The line also includes the ChipChiller series of coolant chillers, the SkimBlaster oil skimming unit for eliminating tramp oil, and the standalone or modular Cyclone filter system for fluid filtration down to 2 microns.
An expensive lesson that many shops learn too late is that the automatic oil system on their CNC machine tool may not be completely automatic. Since the automatic oil system is designed to give a warning when the oil tank is empty, many machinists simply assume all is well if the alarm doesn't go off.
Clean machining using minimum quantity lubrication has allowed Ford’s Van Dyke transmission plant to become fundamentally more efficient and effective at manufacturing six-speed automatic transmissions.
With their strong attention to routine housekeeping, it's not surprising that this shop carefully researched all methods for removing tramp oil from coolant in machine sumps. If tramp oil is allowed to build up in the coolant, the resulting shop odor, smoke generation and unpleasant conditions for the operators will quickly undermine all efforts to keep a clean shop and maintain an optimum working environment.