Retrofit System Expands Cooling to Static Tooling

Rego-Fix has expanded its retrofit reCool coolant-through system for live tooling on CNC lathes to bring internal cooling capabilities to static toolholders on Swiss automatic machines.

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Rego-Fix has expanded its retrofit reCool coolant-through system for live tooling on CNC lathes to bring internal cooling capabilities to static toolholders on Swiss automatic machines. The static coolant system converts a standard Swiss tooling collet-locking nut into a coolant-style nut that employs the company’s intRlox anti-slip nut design. Changing tooling involves simply loosening and removing the locking nut and supply piping.

Implementing and changing through-tool coolant in a Swiss automatic machine has traditionally required working with coolant plumbing passing through the back of the machine tool block. This system eliminates the need to work behind the tool block, thereby reducing setup and tool-change time. By sending coolant flow directly to the cutting edge, through-coolant operation increases tool life and expedites chip removal, the company says.

Rated at coolant pressures ranging to 1,450 psi with a standard hose and 2,100 psi with a braided hose, the system replaces standard ER mini-nut types 16 and 20. It works in conjunction with Rego-Fix’s DS/ER and KS/ER coolant disc systems.