Venturi Pump Kit

July 12,2017

Related Glossary Terms

  • 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.

  • cutting fluid

    cutting fluid

    Liquid used to improve workpiece machinability, enhance tool life, flush out chips and machining debris, and cool the workpiece and tool. Three basic types are: straight oils; soluble oils, which emulsify in water; and synthetic fluids, which are water-based chemical solutions having no oil. See coolant; semisynthetic cutting fluid; soluble-oil cutting fluid; synthetic cutting fluid.

Venturi Pump Kit

Removing coolant that naturally accumulates in a chip hopper enables longer production runs, eliminates messy cleanouts and reduces coolant costs. A new venturi pump kit from LNS makes the process of removing coolant from chip hoppers virtually effortless.

The easy-to-install kit continuously draws coolant from the chip hopper through a filtering screen and returns it to the machine tool tank, thus eliminating cutting fluid waste and allowing the hopper to hold more chips. As a result, there are fewer interruption of production runs, and the messy job of cleaning out coolant-filled chip hoppers is eliminated.