FADAL VERTICAL MACHINING CENTERS
Good ole’ Fadal. To this day there are thousands still in use. In fact recent news is that Fadal has risen from the ashes! But 3 manually adjusted coolant lines to aim the coolant at 21, 24, or 30 different tools is just insane.
Those nozzles are cumbersome, time consuming, pose a safety hazard, and they never hit all the tools perfectly like SPIDERCOOL does. What’s the point in an automatic tool changer if you have to be the human coolant aimer?
SPIDERCOOL produces complete single and dual automated coolant nozzle kits with Plug & Play Interface for most Fadal machines. All hardware for mounting, plumbing, and interfacing are included enabling you to complete the installation in about 4 hours.
You may be thinking you don’t want to put money into your Fadal. But even if you run it for another year, the rapid return on investment in SPIDERCOOL makes perfect sense.
Equip your Fadal with SPIDERCOOL and start enjoying faster setups, hands-free machining, faster cycle time, better tool life, and a more safe and efficient machine tool in general.
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COMPLETE SPIDERCOOL KITS FOR MOST FADAL VMC’S
SPIDERCOOL takes great care in preparing our kits so that your installation is as simple and efficient as possible. Right down to Teflon tape and wire ties, a wide variety of mounting, plumbing and electrical hardware are included. When you open the box all components are separated by category, bagged, clearly labeled and organized for you.
Professional on-site installation is also available and quoted upon request.
CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING…
Servo Nozzle Assembly
(single or dual)
Plug & Play Interface Kit
Step by step instructions
Free Tech Support by Phone
FADAL SPIDERCOOL SINGLE NOZZLE SYSTEMS
The SPIDERCOOL servo nozzle assembly is mounted to the machine head and usually oriented to the front, right side, or rear of the spindle. The most common location is on the right, with the coolant aiming to the left. Front mounting is often preferred when 4th axis devices are used because it avoids interference with the rotary device.
FADAL SPIDERCOOL DUAL NOZZLE SYSTEMS
Dual Nozzles deliver ultimate performance by targeting each tool from multiple directions. Especially important in 4 and 5 axis machining where cutters are continuously engaging on opposing sides of the workpiece. Servo nozzles are mounted to the machine’s head and typically oriented to the front and right side, or front and rear of the spindle.
THOSE 1900’s ERA MANUAL COOLANT NOZZLES
JUST DON’T CUT IT ANYMORE
These photos taken from actual customer machines
immediately before the SPIDERCOOL was installed show why
RELYING ON THOSE OLD FASHIONED COOLANT NOZZLES IS LIKE GAMBLING WITH YOUR MACHINING PROCESS
CNC machining, on one part or a thousand, should be an accurate, repeatable, and automated process, not a game of chance. But manually adjusting coolant nozzles is exactly that. A game of chance. Gambling with your machining process.
Think about it. Your entire machining investment culminates at the precise point where cutters are removing metal. That’s the sweet spot. The only spot that counts. And it’s the only spot where you need coolant. The life of each tool and performance of every cut, literally depend on it. It’s the difference between a good part and a piece of scrap.
Your tool changer holds 20, 30, 40 or more tools that vary in length several inches. You try to set up jobs so they can run without constantly stopping for coolant line adjustments. You have no choice but to aim one nozzle at short tools, one at long tools, one in the middle, and hope for the best. If you’re lucky, at least some of the coolant hits each tool. If you’re doubly lucky you won’t have to stop the machine, or be tempted to reach inside while it’s cutting to adjust a coolant line. If so, you’ll be lucky not to mutilate a finger. But that’s of course only possible if you override the door safety interlocks which is a huge safety risk, and an enormous OSHA violation.
Furthermore, in the process of setting up those coolant lines, you’re wasting valuable setup time, and you can never get it perfect. You can also never predict when those coolant lines will get bumped, or drift out of position as they usually do. If you’re lucky they won’t because a coolant line moving even a small amount can mean a tool runs too dry, a part gets scrapped, your day comes to a halt, and you miss a customer delivery.
Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, Six Sigma, 5S, you name it. All of these initiatives strive to standardize work, eliminate process variables, boost efficiencies, and improve quality. None of them suggest depending on luck. But relying on manual coolant lines, a major machining variable, right at the heart of your CNC machine tool, does rely on luck. It’s a glaring deficiency. A process gamble. Right where it counts. Where cutters meet metal.
SPIDERCOOL on the other hand, will immediately eliminate that process variable. It will perfectly aim the coolant. At each and every tool. Each and every time. Automatically. No luck required. And no other single improvement will have such a dramatic, positive, impact on your machining process, and improve safety at the same time. Talk about hitting the jackpot!