Jergens has introduced its new Washdown Tool, which provides 360° of spray using coolant flow to wash away chips from exposed surfaces.
The in-between-processes tool is programmed inline after a predetermined number of machining cycles. The Washdown Tool provides thorough chip removal from the many exposed surfaces inside the machining area. In turn, this saves time for operators by reducing the time spent cleaning chips from a machine interior, workpiece or workholding setup.
The unit uses multiple spray nozzles on its circumference, providing a steady and pressurized stream. Each nozzle can be plugged or opened to create customized spray patterns. Added spindle rotation is said to ensure that coolant reaches virtually everywhere inside the machine.
Residing in the tool changer, the Jergens Washdown Tool is deployed periodically at scheduled intervals. This automation shortens cleaning time and supports long machining cycles, even lights out manufacturing periods when no operator is present.
Jergens Machine Washdown Tool is a cleaning tool attachment for machine spindles and fits 16mm Weldon holders.
The user selects which outlets to open, which controls the pressure and direction of the jets. Moving and rotating the spindle under a constant flow of coolant achieves an excellent and systematic cleaning of the machine interior.
Through the optional installation of a pressure gauge, the status of the pump, filter, and entire supply line can be checked.
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