HORIZONTAL MACHINING CENTERS & BORING MILLS
SPIDERCOOL produces complete single and dual programmable coolant nozzle systems suitable for most CNC Horizontal Machining Centers and Boring Mills.
Horizontals need SPIDERCOOL arguably even more than verticals because of their extra large 40, 60, 120 tool capacity magazines, greater variation in tool length, and higher hourly rate.
Horizontal Boring mills have added dynamics that increase the challenges of keeping coolant properly aimed. For one, they are usually not fully enclosed which doesn’t lend well to thru-spindle or other high pressure coolant, and they have an extendable quill (W-axis) that can dramatically change the position of the cutters relative to the coolant lines. And due to their shear size, how do you adjust coolant lines when the spindle is 8 feet in the air? Finally, boring mills do not make low value parts. So the stakes of HBM machining are very high all around.
For single nozzle HMC / HBM systems, the most ideal mounting position for the SPIDERCOOL is the 12 o’clock position above the spindle.
For dual nozzle HMC / HBM systems, the SPIDERCOOL nozzles are usually mounted above the spindle at the 12 o’clock position and below the spindle at the 6 o’clock position.
The SPIDERCOOL can be mounted in alternate positions to suit the specific needs or limitations of the machine or your application.
All SPIDERCOOL kits for horizontal boring mills include our handheld pendant adjustment knob. This enables the operator to adjust the SPIDERCOOL nozzles safely and conveniently while having the flexibility to move around and view the part, even during the cut.
Equip your Horizontal 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.
SPIDERCOOL Introductory Video
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COMPLETE SPIDERCOOL KITS CUSTOMIZED FOR YOUR MACHINE
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…
The pricing below is typical for horizontals but may vary depending on specific kit content required to suit your machine tool.
Kits for most typical
Horizontal Machining Centers
$3,190 Single Nozzle
$4,785 Dual Nozzle
Kits for most typical
Horizontal Boring Mills
$4,390 Single Nozzle
$6,585 Dual Nozzle
Servo Nozzle Assembly
(single or dual)
Handheld Pendant for HBMs
(optional on HMCs)
Free Tech Support by Phone
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THOSE 1900’s ERA MANUAL COOLANT NOZZLES
JUST DON’T CUT IT ANYMORE
The photos below 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 AND YOUR OPERATOR’S SAFETY
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!