AXYZ offers PDS high-speed spindle


AXYZ International, a manufacturer of CNC routers, offers the new PDS XLC70 3-hp spindle, capable of operating at speeds up to 40,000 rpm, according to the company.

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“Manufacturers who want to increase productivity will find that since the spindle is able to spin tools almost twice as fast as other models, materials are cut faster. As a result, customers profit from finishing jobs more quickly and seeing a swift return on the machine investment,” vice president of market development Robert Marshall said.

The spindle, manufactured by Precision Drive Systems, does not require water cooling. Instead, the spindle is cooled by compressed air, eliminating the need for expensive water chillers. “This spindle is 100 percent rated, designed for S1 duty cycle and can run at full speed and on full power all day. There is no need to let the spindle cool down before machining the next project,” Marshall said.

Customers can specify the PDS XLC70 High-Speed Spindle on all AXYZ Pacer and Trident series machines, with or without automatic tool change. In addition, the spindle is available as a retrofit for existing machines, subject to specification.

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