Another Machine in the Offroad Industry
Another machine for the Offroad Industry has been successfully installed in the North American market. This Eliminator 120-460-42 machine will be milling various components on its full turn key fixture system which operates in two zones on the machine allowing parts to be safely set up at one end while others are being processed on the other.
QUICKSQUEEZE Baffle Drilling System
As a major supplier of drilling machines for the heat exchanger industry, Quickmill knows the importance of finding solutions for their customers' requirements. Quickmill has worked over the past 6 months to develop a carbide stack drilling system for our heat exchanger clients.
The new QUICKSQUEEZE baffle drilling system allows for a quick set up of multiple stacked plates and uses carbide insert drills with through spindle coolant. The system compresses the plates together so that it can be drilled like a solid workpiece.
The result is production that is 3 to 4 times faster as well as extending tool-life, making for a more cost-effective process.
For more information on this system and Quickmill products, call us at 1-800-295-0509.
Live Webcast Demos
Quickmill has recently launched Live Webcasts to demonstrate the capabilities of the machines we have in stock here in our Canadian factory.
If you are currently looking at our products and can't fit the time in to come to us, then let us bring the factory to you. We will talk you through the three simple steps to download the necessary software and quickly have you ready to see a live demonstration.
To schedule a demo, please contact your Quickmill representative or call our office at 1-800-295-0509.
Quickmill Demo Centre Opens
Quickmill opened a new Demo Center this month to show off our new line of heavy duty Gantry and Bridge-style machining centres. Having these large machines in stock will facilitate live and Internet broadcast demonstrations, allowing clients from all regions to see the milling and drilling process in action.
QUICKSQUEEZE Baffle Drilling System (2)
July 18, 2007
This is great news for the heat exchanger industry. David Piggott, the Vice President and Technical Director at Quickmill, has had a dream over the past few years to develop a simple, cost effective product to successfully drill stacked baffle plates quickly with carbide tooling.
Working with one of our oldest customers, David set out on a mission to develop, test and bring to market QUICKSQUEEZE.
Here's how it works:
In the picture, you will see one of the Quicksqueeze inserts developed for 3/4'' and 1'' nominal size baffle holes. The Quicksqueeze product is very simple and similar to an expanding drywall plug used for mounting hardware, pictures, or electrical boxes to a wall.
The Quicksqueeze Process:
The machine operator mounts his set of baffles on the bed of his machine and spot drills the entire sheet. Spot drilling is needed if you are penetrating the material more than 5 times the drill diameter, as recommended by tooling manufacturers.
The operator changes the tool to the longer bodied drill and drills one hole around the center area of the stacked plates. He then stops the machine and inserts one Quicksqueeze unit and tightens the bolt with the air gun provided in the Quicksqueeze kit. This holds the plates together around the center to prevent bulging during the next process.
The operater then finish-drills the plate in a specified pattern for that particular stack size. After this process is complete, he adds the remainder of the Quicksqueeze units with the air gun to compress the entire stack.
Now the stack of baffles is ready for the remainder of the holes to be drilled in the baffles. When complete, the stack is unbolted and removed from the machine and the next job is set up on the machine.
"Simple, fast, efficient. Your baffle stack is processed like a tubesheet."