Knuth Machine Tools USA Inc. offers universal box-column drill presses, KSB Series, for drilling, reaming and tapping. Available in six models, the KSB Series couples high torque and a rigid design with quiet operation to handle a wide variety of heavy-duty applications, according to the company. Built with a rigid cast-iron box-column design and heavy ribbing, the KSB Series drill press features a dovetail table guide mounted to its cast-iron body to deliver torque proof (no column) results. Available in up to 12 speeds with a left-hand single-lever control for quick and precise handling, the KSB's tapping feature automatically reverses upon reaching the preset depth. Available in up to nine feeds with a right-hand single lever for definite control, these drill presses are able to handle high torque and maintain high intrinsic machine weight. Featuring a drill capacity up to 3" with up to 65,000 lbs. of force to handle a variety of materials, the KSB Series is priced between $7,020 and $15,500. Standard equipment includes a coolant system, halogen work lamp, operating tools and an operator's manual.
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Fluid that reduces temperature buildup at the tool/workpiece interface during machining. Normally takes the form of a liquid such as soluble or chemical mixtures (semisynthetic, synthetic) but can be pressurized air or other gas. Because of water’s ability to absorb great quantities of heat, it is widely used as a coolant and vehicle for various cutting compounds, with the water-to-compound ratio varying with the machining task. See cutting fluid; semisynthetic cutting fluid; soluble-oil cutting fluid; synthetic cutting fluid.
- drilling machine ( drill press)
drilling machine ( drill press)
Machine designed to rotate end-cutting tools. Can also be used for reaming, tapping, countersinking, counterboring, spotfacing and boring.
Machining operation in which a tap, with teeth on its periphery, cuts internal threads in a predrilled hole having a smaller diameter than the tap diameter. Threads are formed by a combined rotary and axial-relative motion between tap and workpiece. See tap.