I need to order a part but I have failed to search for it.
|andrew lyner||03/12/2019 15:15:28|
|178 forum posts|
I just made a nifty adjustable coolant dispenser with one of those cheapo plastic delivery tubes to drip coolant on the work piece. But it produces much more fluid than I ever manage to do with a manual 'dispenser'.
I want to collect the swarf and coolant with one of those pleated plastic concertina sheets that fit under the slide and follow it. I tried loads of searches but no results.
I've seen many images of peoples' setups with one of these things fitted and I'd love to know what to call it.
Failing that, I may have to do it another way. Big machine shops recycle their coolant so I would be in good company. But I need to do it for sixpence. Any suggestions. boffins?
My cutting is much better with the new gadget.
|Brian Wood||03/12/2019 15:30:55|
|2188 forum posts|
Concertina bellows. Arc sell several versions
|pgk pgk||03/12/2019 15:32:09|
|1806 forum posts|
It's going to depend on your lathe shape/model and how far you splatter the coolant. My own lathe sits on a swarf tray with a drain hole and grill so easy enough. A concertina is still going to allow stuff to spill off the sides.
|Jeff Dayman||03/12/2019 16:07:51|
|1818 forum posts|
You may have better luck with Google search using key words "bellows type way covers". Gortite is one brand.
|andrew lyner||03/12/2019 17:38:59|
|178 forum posts|
Thanks guys. That's just what I wanted to know.
My mini lathe has a swarf tray but, as with all the chinese lathes, it's very fiddly to get at all the stuff down there and the swarf from a small job would be easier to gather and the fluid could end up right in a container.
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