The Swiveljet line was designed over a period of two years.
After working closely with and listening to CNC operators who ground for a living, it became obvious that most were unhappy with the current coolant lines they used.
The first attempt at the Swiveljet line used hose, fittings and a copper rod. They were flexible and held their position. They also had a good stream of coolant. But, they could not be shortened or lengthened easily. The next design of brass connectors was flexible. It could easily be changed to a different length quickly and had a good coolant stream. However, it could not be turned far enough for many applications, as in fluting carbide and HSS tools. In addition, when the line was tightened into position it could not be repositioned very easily.
After many design changes, prototypes and testing, the Swiveljet line was complete. It was easy to install, position and change length. It had an excellent coolant jet.
One of the goals that was accomplished was to incorporate coherent jet technology into the coolant jet coming out of the line. In doing so, the stream of coolant leaving the nozzle does most or all of the following for grinding:
- Reduce cycle time
- Reduce wheel loading
- Reduce wheel truing
- Reduce heat in grinding zone
- Reduce wheel dressing
- Reduce wear on the wheel
- Increase the coolant pressure (psi) at the nozzle
- Reduce heat and metal weakening of the workpiece
- Increase the distance the line is placed from the wheel