Follow-up on Coolant / Lube System Needs

Okay... No takers on the coolant system job so far so I have a new
question:
Does anyone know of a supplier in the US who might be able to help my
customer with a coolant system similar to the following:
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I'd like to provide them with a contact who does more than just sell an
item. Maybe someone with some head knowledge of how to choose the right
one, etc.
Thanks for any help you can offer.
Regards,
Joe Agro, Jr.
(800) 871-5022 x113
01.908.542.0244
Flagship Site:
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Spindle Drills:
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V8013-R
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Joe AutoDrill
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I have one of those. Just plug it in and it works. No big deal. The biggest problem is the filter screen will plug up with chips on larger jobs. I take it out for a moment and knock the chips out in a bucket of shavings and put it back. I have mine under a sink drain in an aluminum pan that forms the bottom of my cabinet for my Taig. Its got a couple thousand hours on it pumping oil. Its still working like new. I am sure pumping a water based coolant / lubricant like Kool Mist 77 it would last forever. I have mine set to turn on with a relay whenever my spindle turns on, but I could just as easily use a separate relay on a separate trigger pin to turn on and off with coolant M codes.
I also went ahead and set it up with two loc-line nozzles in case one builds up small chips in the line and plugs up. I keep an eye on it with a couple cameras tied to my DVR that I can watch from my office, the house, or even on my cell phone.
I think I would go with a smooth steel or stainless steel nozzle/line in the future, and just mount the nozzle on a ball gimple mount with a clamp around the line. Less likely to build up fine chips and plug at one of the section edges IMO.
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I don't sell them, and I don't setup machines or machine systems, but I bet you could take care of them for this easy enough. Heck, this thing is basically a catch basin and a glorified cooler pump. You could make your own and sell them.
I would comment that I really wish my reservoir was a lot bigger. For manual or short jobs its no big deal, but I hate having to reach in the cabinet and clear away chips so that coolant will flow back to the drain better during a long job. Again, with a water based coolant/lubricant it might not be as big a deal. If the reservoir was bigger I could just let the oil keep building up until it flowed over the chips in the cabinet.
I am definitely not an expert on systems like this having only setup one, but after doing it, it seems really straight forward. Just select a coolant lubricant safe for the machine and good for the type of material being cut.
Reply to
Bob La Londe
Bob,
We have sold them in the past, but I got out of the fixture stand and accessory business a few years ago and only jump back in when things are slow.
We are currently running 7-8 week delivery because of workload. My norm on some products is within a few days to a week. So I'm trying to do as little as possible here other than what I do best.
Regards, Joe Agro, Jr. (800) 871-5022 x113 01.908.542.0244 Flagship Site:
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V8013-R
Reply to
Joe AutoDrill
Call Little Machine Shop and see how they respond to a couple questions. They also sell that same Little Giant system, and a slightly bigger one. So does Enco or MSC I think, although talking to an "expert" may be a little harder with the latter two.
I understand where you are coming from. I often perform "supplemental trades" on job sites to facilitate my contracting jobs. Customers see that I know how to do things not necessarily covered under my licenses (but allowed as supplemental to things covered by my licenses) and they often call me for handyman type work. If things are slow and the cost is low enough to be allowed under the unlicensed handyman clause I'll do them, but most times I just refer them to somebody who does that type of work specifically.

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Bob La Londe

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