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Leakproof CTS a retrofit for Fadal VMCs

If you have a Fadal vertical machining centre, MAG, the global machine tool and systems supplier, says its new CYCLO BLAST coolant through-spindle (CTS) system will raise machine efficiency and extend tool life.


Leakproof coolant-through-spindle system.

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont.: If you have a Fadal vertical machining centre, MAG, the global machine tool and systems supplier, says its new CYCLO BLAST coolant through-spindle (CTS) system will raise machine efficiency and extend tool life.

Available as a retrofit on Fadal’s line of small VMCs, CYCLO BLAST is performance rated for 15,000 rpm and up to 1000 psi (68.9 bar) fluid pressure, meeting or exceeding CTS tooling requirements for most applications including deep hole drilling.

The retrofit is available for all 40-taper Fadal vertical machining centres, including the 3016 and 4020 models, regardless of the machine’s original coolant-through-spindle setup. The retrofit installs in as little as two hours, and the simple design eliminates the need for an extended drawbar post, making servicing the system as quick and easy as non-CTS systems. Complete systems are available for machines not previously fitted with CTS.

MAG says its leakproof belt drive and head area ensure longer life for drive belts, motor mounts and other vulnerable components. And since it’s a non-air driven system, shop air supply requirements are reduced. The system includes a diverter valve to halt coolant flow instantly when the pump is shut off, and provide instant flow when restarting.

MAG has a Canadian head office in Mississauga, Ont.