The induction shrinking station line-up from Pokolm Frästechnik has been expanded with the fully automatic station TSI11000WKS. The coil and arbor of the new stand-alone station move fully automatically thanks to a pneumatic drive. The 50-litre coolant tank ensures fast cooling of both the arbor and the cooling medium. The arbor is additionally blown dry with compressed air after the cooling process.
The intuitive operating concept with predefined parameters for Pokolm shrinking arbors now includes also a color display for simple and language-independent control on the basis of pictograms.
The semiautomatic table-top device TSI11000WKT also benefits from the added functionality of the colour display with immediate effect.
Both comfort stations permit the saving of user-defined shrinking programs, and Pokolm reports that even data exchange via PC is no problem when using an optional accessory kit.
Related Glossary Terms
Shaft used for rotary support in machining applications. In grinding, the spindle for mounting the wheel; in milling and other cutting operations, the shaft for mounting the cutter.
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.