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Fogbuster on a PM1340GT - advice for install?

Discussion in 'PRECISION-MATTHEWS' started by Alan H, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. Alan H

    Alan H United States H-M Supporter - Premium Content H-M Supporter-Premium

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    I have a Fogbuster coolant system that I am about to install on my PM1340. I have had it for a couple of months and just haven't got around to installing it.

    By the way, I hope to have it such that I can move the head over to the mill as needed. My mill sits adjacent to the lathe and I ordered enough tubing to make it easy to move. I intend to mount the tank on the wall between the mill and the lathe.

    I know there are a couple of folks who have put them on the 1340.

    Any tips would be appreciated.
     
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    wrmiller Chief Tinkerer H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Can't help as I haven't ordered my Fogbuster for the 1340GT yet. My plan is to mount the unit on the backsplash near the tailstock. I will make a small manifold to supply air to the Fogbuster and to a air line w/nozzle. Similar to what I did on my 935.

    I will be watching to see how you do it though! :)
     
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    [X]Outlaw Trinidad and Tobago Active Member Active Member

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    I will also be adding a Fogbuster to my 1340GT and PM949 in the coming months.

    I've been using one on my Taig CNC mill for the last five years and I won't consider another system. No mess as with flood and no mist to get in your lungs, best of both worlds. Sometimes I wish I had a two head unit though because sometimes it does not clear enough chips in the opposite side of some parts (this is totally dependent of part geometry of course).

    I have my coolant tank mounted to the wall as you described and move the head back and forth between my CNC mill and CNC lathe. My new machines are setup far apart though so they would be getting their own units each.

    Looking forward to seeing your install.

    Chevy
     
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  4. Alan H

    Alan H United States H-M Supporter - Premium Content H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Thanks Chevy, what coolant do you use in your Fogbuster?

    I have a sample of Hangsterfers that FogBuster sent me with the unit but I am not sure it is easy to buy a small volume nor does it appear to be easily accessible for a hobbyist.
     
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    I use Kool Mist 77. I order it by the pint from littlemachineshop.com.

    Chevy
     
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    A Noga tool holder would be an excellent way to hold this and allow easy swapping/positioning as needed.
     
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    Yes, a good idea. @davidpbest has already done so.

    My milling machine has a boss on it that may well be the best solution for mounting it there. TBD.
     
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    Alan,

    I put my Fogbuster spray nozzle on a Noga NF61003 mag base flex-arm indicator holder. That's the smallest Noga holder. It works fine, but the mag base is a bit small to stay well gripped and the arms are not quite as long as I'd like. Photo:

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    Noga makes 4 different sizes of their mag base indicator holders, with options for fine adjust position (at end, at base, or at both):
    http://www.noga.com/pdfFiles/afat.pdf

    I recommend you get the next larger Noga holder from the one I got - model number DG61003. If you're moving the Noga from lathe to mill, you will appreciate the stronger mag base and longer arms of the next larger size Noga holder.

    Depending on what you bought with your Fogbuster, you may need to make or turn down a stud that will adapt the Fogbuster nozzle to the Noga indicator hole:

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    Hope this helps.

     

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  9. Alan H

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    Always fun and helpful to see your work David, thanks.
     

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