Case Study – A guide to specifying the correct coolant delivery systems for a plasma cutting machine

A GUIDE TO SPECIFYING THE CORRECT COOLANT DELIVERY SYSTEMS FOR A PLASMA CUTTING AND DRILLING MACHINE WITH EXTRA MACHINING CAPACITY

Specialist Machinery Sales are often asked by our clients to explain the difference between flood/high-pressure coolant compared to coolant and high-pressure air at the end of the drill tip? Specialist Machinery is fortunate to have sold a variety of plasma/drilling machines over the last 10 years with different coolant delivery systems. We are happy to share our knowledge with your business and advise what can work best for you.

SMS offers plasma cutting machines with flood coolant or high-pressure coolant, through the tool work, as well as machines with atomised lubricant and high-pressure air through the drill to the tip of the tool. Buyers that seek independent advice from suppliers, such as Kennametal, who provide drilling consumables to both styles of machines, will testify similar running costs for consumables using either coolant delivery system.

Watch the following video to understand the benefits of the Minimum Quantity Lubricant (MQL) delivery system for the drilling/plasma cutting machines supplied by Specialist Machinery Sales. The MQL is a state of the art method of providing atomised lubricant combined with high-pressure air through the spindle and the tool departing at the cutting tip. The lubricant is supplied at less than 50 millilitres/hour while the air at 100 psi and flows up to 1,500 litres/minute blasts swarf out of the hole.

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