When machining non-ferrous materials like aluminum, DATRON's preferred coolant is ethanol.
Ethanol (Venturi) Coolant System: Ethanol is a form of alcohol that results naturally through the sugar fermentation process and is environmentally friendly. It also happens to be an ideal coolant for high-speed, micro machining because a thinner-than-water viscosity allows the ethanol to quickly cover and cool more surface area on fast-moving micro tooling. The low evaporation point of ethanol makes it an efficient cooling solution and also eliminates the need for disposal and recycling, as well as their associated costs. Plus, ethanol coolants leave no residue on machined parts, which makes costly secondary operations, like degreasing, obsolete — maximizing throughput, increasing efficiency and reducing labor costs.
Note: Ethanol coolant should only be used for machining of non-ferrous materials and Datron offers an oil coolant option for customers who machine steel-based materials.
|MicroJet Coolant System:
The Microjet coolant system is an upgrade to the existing coolant system. This upgrade replaces the standard venturi coolant configuration with a high pressure mist system. This high pressure mist is best suited in applications where heavy machining occurs or deep channels and pockets are milled. It is also recommended when machining steel. The Microjet system allows for misting various coolant types such as: oil, water-soluble coolants, ethanol etc.