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.
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. 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. For information, visit www.axyz.com.
This article originally appeared in the February 2016 issue.