General Info & FAQ's
exactly is SpiderCool?
SpiderCool is an Automatic Coolant Nozzle System for machining centers.
The SpiderCool system consists of :
- Nozzle assembly
- Control unit,
- Remote adjustment knob, cabling, and mounting hardware.
- A closed loop servo motor automates the coolant stream.
SpiderCool memorizes where coolant is aimed on each tool, then adjusts
automatically while the machine is running. oriented so the coolant stream
is aligned to the spindle centerline.
On standard installations, the machine’s existing coolant pump is plumbed
to the SpiderCool and the same Coolant ON-OFF commands are programmed into
A higher volume/pressure coolant pump can be installed to dramatically
improve cutting performance.
you program SpiderCool?
- The machinist simply “teaches”
SpiderCool by turning the adjustment knob to precisely aim the
- This is done once for each tool in the
- From that point on, coolant adjustment
There are no M-Codes or G-Codes to write into
your program, and adjustments can be made and re-memorized at any time
during the machining cycle
SpiderCool know which tool is in the spindle?
uses a Patented “Intelligent Interface” to monitor the tool changer.
This interface supports
Carousel, Double Arm Random Pocket, Single Arm, and Pre-Load pocket style
automatic tool changers.
Who needs SpiderCool?
Companies interested in maximizing productivity,
unattended machining, minimizing downtime, reducing tooling costs, and improving
safety, should strongly consider adding SpiderCool.
machines need SpiderCool?
New or existing
Vertical and Horizontal
Machining Centers with automatic tool changers will benefit the most.
without tool changers, such as Horizontal Boring Mills, Planer Mills, and
Large Verticals will also benefit from SpiderCool.
Even machining centers with "through the
spindle coolant" (TSC) will benefit from SpiderCool.
using TSC, due to dramatically increased tooling costs, use this feature mostly
on operations where it is highly beneficial, such as drilling. SpiderCool can
then be used on all remaining tools without any increase in tooling costs.
shop owner liability!
Every time your machinist sticks
his hand inside a machining center, with the spindle running, there is a real
potential for personal injury that could result in lost time or worse yet a
costly law suit which SpiderCool could have prevented. How
much is a finger worth?