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Increasing Productivity with High-Pressure Coolant Systems


With nearly 100% of the energy in the metalworking process converting to heat, it is recommended to run equipment with a coolant system. All wet-cut milling, drilling, turning, and grinding machines should utilize a coolant delivery and filtration system, the effectiveness of which directly impacts the machine, its production and output quality. 

Machine Low Pressure Coolant vs. High-Pressure Coolant

There are a few main objectives that any coolant system should be performing at the bare minimum; the lowering and stabilization of the temperature in the cutting zone, lubrication and clearing of the cutting zone and work holding surfaces of chips. While a low-pressure coolant system should be doing all these things the heat generated in the machining process won’t allow it.  There is a significant difference in keeping a machine functional and optimizing that machine to its full potential. To achieve this, a more effective coolant unit, such as a high-pressure coolant system, should be used in conjunction with appropriate lubricants at an optimal volume and PSI. When these specifications are optimized for productivity, machines can greatly, increase feed and spindle speeds, increase throughput, reduce tool wear, reduce cycle times, and machine maintenance. To put this in perspective, a case study compared two identical machines, one with a factory low-pressure coolant system and one with a high-pressure coolant system. The machines performed identical tasks with the exact same tool on the exact same material for 3000 cuts. During this task, the machine with the factory low-pressure coolant system required 53 tool changes; the machine with the high-pressure coolant system required only 1 tool change. In a similar study, machines were tested under the same circumstances, and the machines with the low-pressure cooling system required more than 8 hours of cycle time, while machines with a high-pressure coolant system only required a 28-minute cycle time to do the same job. 


High-quality process and temperature control, like that provided by a high-pressure coolant system, equates to significant advantages gains in productivity. 

Controlling temperature at the chip/tool interface allows the machines to run much faster and more efficiently with greater precision and fewer errors. This creates a dramatic rise in productive time with only a fraction of the maintenance and downtime otherwise required when using a low-pressure coolant system. Having a high-pressure coolant system that can optimize your machining process will dramatically increase throughput many times over. With unmatched unit build flexibility, our line of Cool Jet high-pressure coolant systems can take your productivity and profits to the next level. Contact us today to find out how quickly our industry-leading units can pay for themselves!