reCool Coolant-Through System

September 18,2018

Related Glossary Terms

  • computer numerical control ( CNC)

    computer numerical control ( CNC)

    Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.

  • coolant

    coolant

    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.

  • emulsion

    emulsion

    Suspension of one liquid in another, such as oil in water.

  • gang cutting ( milling)

    gang cutting ( milling)

    Machining with several cutters mounted on a single arbor, generally for simultaneous cutting.

  • milling

    milling

    Machining operation in which metal or other material is removed by applying power to a rotating cutter. In vertical milling, the cutting tool is mounted vertically on the spindle. In horizontal milling, the cutting tool is mounted horizontally, either directly on the spindle or on an arbor. Horizontal milling is further broken down into conventional milling, where the cutter rotates opposite the direction of feed, or “up” into the workpiece; and climb milling, where the cutter rotates in the direction of feed, or “down” into the workpiece. Milling operations include plane or surface milling, endmilling, facemilling, angle milling, form milling and profiling.

  • turning

    turning

    Workpiece is held in a chuck, mounted on a face plate or secured between centers and rotated while a cutting tool, normally a single-point tool, is fed into it along its periphery or across its end or face. Takes the form of straight turning (cutting along the periphery of the workpiece); taper turning (creating a taper); step turning (turning different-size diameters on the same work); chamfering (beveling an edge or shoulder); facing (cutting on an end); turning threads (usually external but can be internal); roughing (high-volume metal removal); and finishing (final light cuts). Performed on lathes, turning centers, chucking machines, automatic screw machines and similar machines.

reCool Coolant-Through System

REGO-FIX's reCool coolant-through system is a quick, cost-effective, low-maintenance way to add the benefits of internal cooling to the live tooling used in CNC turning operations. reCool converts an existing tooling system to include through coolant in as little as 2 minutes.

The system sends coolant to the cutting edge much more effectively than spray pipes or nozzles. reCool applies to spindle speeds up to 12,000 rpm and delivers coolant pressure up to 1,000 psi (higher speeds and coolant pressures are optional).

Manufacturers who add reCool to their CNC turning operations remove heat from the cutting zone while they achieve better surface finishes, longer tool life, improved chip control and increased overall productivity. Furthermore, reCool's simple structure and special lubricated bearings make it an affordable, low-maintenance internal cooling system that provides ideal cooling of the cutting edge with either emulsion or oil and without scattering or spray losses.

The reCool system also works in conjunction with REGO-FIX collets, sealing and coolant flush disks, milling cutters and drills from 1.0" to 1.2" in diameter.