and Eliminating Repair Time
for Innovation Industries Inc
At Innovation Industries Inc, Arkansas Mr. Doug Holt was using speeders on a Haas Router with max speeds of 25,000 rpm. Innovation is engraving 316L stainless steel at a .016” (.4064mm) D.O.C and 14 IPM (355 mmpm) on each pass.
Innovation’s geared “speeder” was burning through inserts very rapidly. In fact, it would take 3 – 4 inserts just to finish one 45 min engraving sequence. Mr. Holt’s “speeders” would break down frequently.
Air Turbine’s Task
Match the cycle time, be more cost-effective, and save tool life.
At the end of a test, Mr. Doug Holt saw Air Turbines governed 40,000 rpm 650CAT match the same D.O.C and feed rates of the speeder but there was a big difference. While the speeder took 3 – 4 inserts to finish one engraving sequence, Air Turbine Spindles™ 650 was able to use the same insert for 4 sequences in a row.
The Result with Air Turbine’s 650CAT40:
1 insert was being used for the same operation that was using 12-16 inserts previously.
The Cost Comparison:
Each “speeder” costs approx. $20,000 and each repair $5,000. Innovation Industries, inc. was spending in excess of $80,000+ p.a. just on speeder repairs.
A new 650CAT40, US List Price $4,550.00, is less expensive, brand new, than the repair of a single speeder. And, the powerful governed 0.80 hp / 0.66 kW Air Turbine Spindles® 650CAT40 loads automatically from the magazine into the Router turret using Air Turbine Technology Inc’s patent-pending ToolChanger Assembly.
Innovation Industries, Inc. purchased four 650 spindles immediately.
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