What coolant pressure and flow is required to operate an angle head?
We have drilled 3 MM holes in aluminum at 180 MM / minute with 10 LPM at 11 Bar. However, typically for most light duty applications a minimum of 20 LPM and 20 Bar would be required. The maximum capacity is 57 LPM flow and 138 Bar. Most commonly we see 70 Bar and 30 LPM which works well for most applications.
We have drilled 1/8" holes in aluminum at 7 IPM with 3 GPM at 145 PSI. However, typically for most light duty applications a minimum of 5 GPM and 300 PSI would be required. The maximum capacity is 15 GPM flow and 2000 PSI. Most commonly we see 1000 PSI and 8 GPM which works well for most applications.
For a performance calculator see the Angle Heads Performance Data.
What micron coolant filtration do you recommend?
We recommend a 50 micron pre-filter and 10 micron filtration, preferably on the pressure side of the system. Don't forget a 10 micron filter on your air blast at the machine.
Will my machine orient the Titespot® angle head?
Most machines with a servo and encoder on the spindle can index the Titespot® angle head.
Will I need a stop block on my machine?
The Titespot® angle head does not require a stop block.
What if my spindle has play when clamped?
Unless there is mechanical wear or looseness, play at an M19 is almost always a function of the servo drive parameters and can be corrected.
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