OKUMA VERTICAL MACHINING CENTERS
SPIDERCOOL makes complete single and dual programmable coolant nozzle systems with Plug & Play Interface for many popular Okuma CNC machining centers.
Most Okuma models have several manually adjusted coolant nozzles to direct the coolant at dozens of tools in the ATC magazine.
Those nozzles are cumbersome, time consuming, and unsafe to adjust. They are easily moved out of position by flying chips, easily bumped, or they simply drift from inertia. No matter what, they never hit all the tools perfectly like SPIDERCOOL does.
Relying on that in a computer controlled machine tool is like spinning a roulette wheel every time you hit cycle start. Pure gambling.
For all these reasons and then some, Okuma machines are a perfect candidate for SPIDERCOOL.
Equip your Okuma 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 OKUMA 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.
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Servo Nozzle Assembly
(single or dual)
Plug & Play Interface Kit
Step by step instructions
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OKUMA GENOS M460VE WITH SPIDERCOOL SINGLE NOZZLE SYSTEM
This system is mounted to the front of the head directly on spindle centerline. Because the machine has a long spindle nose, the SPIDERCOOL unit can be mounted higher or lower to suit the application. A lower mount will better target very short tools.
OKUMA MC-V4020 with SPIDERCOOL SINGLE NOZZLE FLAT HORIZONTAL MOUNT
This model of Okuma has unique characteristics that utilize the mounting versatility features of the SPIDERCOOL Ultra. Because the Y axis motion of the machine is the entire head traversing in and out of a sheet metal housing, the SPIDERCOOL cannot be mounted directly to the right side of the head.
By laying the SPIDERCOOL flat, and offsetting the nozzle travel orientation by 90 degrees, we are able to neatly tuck the programmable nozzle on the underside of the head cover making for a very neat, clean and effective installation.
OKUMA MC-V4020 with SPIDERCOOL SINGLE NOZZLE SYSTEM
In this unique front mount installation, to avoid interference with the tool changer, the SPIDERCOOL Ultra nozzle assembly is offset to the right of center but angled so the coolant stream precisely targets spindle centerline. In this application mounting the unit fully to the right of the spindle could cause interference with the rotary table. This offset angled mount is the perfect solution.
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 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. 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!