reCool System

February 01, 2014

The REGO-FIX reCool system now provides the benefits of through-tool-coolant capability to users of SUHNER automated quill-feed drilling units. SUHNER's Automation Division, a REGO-FIX distributor in the Southeast and manufacturing company, collaborated with REGO-FIX to offer such capability where it was previously unavailable or impossible to achieve in a cost-effective manner.

REGO-FIX's reCool system is an alternative to expensive, high-maintenance through-coolant-dedicated live tooling heads. With just four components, a special clamping nut with outer ring, coolant pipe, straight\ fitting and elbow fitting, the system retrofits onto existing live tooling heads with an ER output (straight and angled) in approximately two minutes. With reCool, shops can quickly, easily and cost effectively transform the standard external-coolant live tooling heads into those with through-tool-coolant capability.

SUHNER offers the option of quill-feed systems equipped with reCool. Choosing through-tool-coolant capability on such systems increases tool life, more efficiently controls chips, and reduces heat generation for faster speeds and feeds, thus resulting in shortened cycle times and increased productivity, according to the company.

"We targeted our quill-feed units, in particular, because the internal designs of the systems prohibited traditional through-the-spindle coolant delivery," explained Lee Coleman, Manager of SUHNER's Automation Division in North America. "reCool is maintenance-free and allows us to offer our customers an easy and affordable method for systems frequently used in extremely high-volume production environments to have through-tool coolant capability."

Related Glossary Terms

  • 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.