Allied Machine and Engineering has introduced threaded lathe sleeves as a stocked-standard way to induce coolant to newer style holders without rear pipe taps.
Ideal for smaller job shops using aging lathes, the threaded lathe sleeves are targeted for use on machines that do not have the capability to run through-the-turret coolant.
Across the general machining industry, customers are able to directly plumb in an external coolant line to the back of the sleeve using a standard ½ NPT or ½ BSP pipe fitting. This also gives users the option to adapt external high-pressure pumps directly to a turret station to maximize pressure and flow for long/deep holes.
As the manufacturing industry continues to push for drilling solutions with faster penetration rates, drill bodies have evolved to meet these needs with added coolant inlets and outlets. In doing so, the traditional rear pipe tap method of inducing coolant has been lost in many cases. At the same time, with continued innovation comes the risk of alienating those who have built their businesses centered around machinery that has stood the test of time. Because of this, the launch of the threaded lathe sleeves is “just another example of Allied’s continued effort to bring machine shops, small and large, into the new age of drilling,” explains Product Manager John Weniger.