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We spent two years designing the SwivelJet line and getting it just right. Here's how we did it. 

After working closely with and listening to CNC operators who grind and machine for a living, it was clear: Most were unhappy with the current coolant lines they used.

Our first attempt at the SwivelJet line used a hose, fittings and a copper rod. It was flexible, held its position and had a good stream of coolant, but it could not be shortened or lengthened easily.

The next generation 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. And when the line was tightened into position, it couldn't be repositioned very easily. So, we went back to work.

The Final Result

After many design changes, prototypes and testing, the SwivelJet line was complete. It was easy to install, position and change length - and it had an excellent coolant jet.

One of the goals that we 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 reduces the cycle time, wheel loading, heat in grinding zone, and more.

"After switching to SwivelJet products we have seen a 20% decrease in cycle time with a 10 to 20% reduction in wheel wear on carbide. We will continue to use more SwivelJet products as we continue to grow."

- Plant Supervisor | Tru-Edge Grinding

THE SWIVELJET LINE

Here's how the SwivelJet line works:

  • Each line is made from solid, recyclable brass links that can be added or removed.
  • Each link has two swivel joints which can be adjusted for the desired pressure.
  • The line can be easily moved into position by hand as needed.

Choose from round or flat nozzles for either line. Both types use jet fluid principles, like a fire hose, that keeps the stream of coolant cohesive and reduces the amount of air in the line. Standard NPT and BSP manifold fittings are used to thread the lines into a manifold.

The Results

We've performed tests on popular CNC tool and cutter grinders, which have resulted in cycle time reductions of 25 to 55 percent on applications using diamond and CBN wheels. SwivelJet also reduces chip double-cutting while allowing for faster cycle times. That means tool life will go up while your manufacturing costs go down.

 

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