The SwivelJet line uses a series of links. It is made out of solid brass and recyclable. Links can be added or removed easily to create longer or shorter coolant lines. Each link has two swivel joints. When the line is first installed, the operator can set the desired pressure on the swivel joints.
Then, the line can be easily moved into position by hand. The line is available with either a round swivel nozzle, or a flat swivel nozzle. Both coolant jets created by the nozzle use coherent jet fluid principles used in fire hose nozzle technology. This keeps the coolant together reducing the amount of air brought into the machining or grinding zone. Standard NPT and BSP manifold fittings are used to thread the lines into a manifold.
Tests performed on popular CNC tool and cutter grinders resulted in cycle time reductions of twenty five to fifty five percent on applications using diamond and CBN wheels. Used in machining, SwivelJet reduces double cutting of chips while at the same time allows for faster cycle times. Tool life will go up while costs to manufacture go down.
The SwivelJet line and nozzle are best used in an enclosed CNC. The amount of coolant pressure created by the nozzle puts more coolant into the machining and grinding zones. As a result more coolant is usually displaced as it hits the tool or wheel. This does not usually lend itself to use on manual machines that are open to an operator.
The lines can be used with the manifolds supplied by the manufacturer, or with a coolant manifold designed to put the lines where they need to be.