FANUC ROBODRILL MILL / DRILL / TAP CENTERS
SPIDERCOOL produces complete single and dual-nozzle automated directional coolant nozzle systems with Plug & Play Interface for RoboDrill and RoboMate machines. In fact, the RoboDrill is our easiest kit to install.
The Fanuc RoboDrill is hugely popular and truly built for speed. But the factory coolant nozzle system of four manually adjusted plastic hoses has enormous drawbacks that do nothing but slow it down.
They are cumbersome and inefficient to adjust, and they never hit all the tools perfectly like SPIDERCOOL does. They are inconveniently located behind the spindle where you’re lucky if you don’t cut yourself adjusting them. They are easily bumped or move out of position by inertia. Finally, in order to run the coolant, the doors must be closed. So you have to keep re-adjusting, opening and closing the door each time.
What’s the sense in having such a fast machine, with such a fast tool changer, and such a huge built in limitation? Equip your RoboDrill 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 ROBODRILL / ROBOMATE
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.
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Servo Nozzle Assembly
(single or dual)
Plug & Play Interface Kit
Step by step instructions
Free Tech Support by Phone
SPIDERCOOL ROBODRILL SINGLE NOZZLE SYSTEMS
The standard single nozzle RoboDrill system mounts directly behind the spindle. The factory RoboDrill coolant manifold is removed, and the SPIDERCOOL manifold / bracket assembly bolts to two existing holes.
We also offer an alternate side mount using a swivel arm that bolts to either side of the head casting. This places the SPIDERCOOL nozzle assembly up close to the spindle and off to the side but still avoids interference with the ATC turret. Which method is used depends on preference and the dynamics of your application.
SPIDERCOOL ROBODRILL 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. The SPIDERCOOL RoboDrill dual nozzle manifold / bracket assembly bolts on in minutes using two existing holes.
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 ANTIQUATED 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.Â 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.
The RoboDrill holds up to 21 tools that vary in length. 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 which is particularly common on the RoboDrill due to it’s rapid acceleration and deceleration. If you’re lucky they won’t move 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!