BURLINGTON, Ont. -  CNC router manufacturer AXYZ International says its high-speed machining spindles are no longer limited to running at 24,000 rpm. With the introduction of the PDS XLC70 quick release, 3.0 horsepower spindle, its CNCs are now capable of operating at speeds up to 40,000 rpm, while maintaining the same high-quality cut edge finish.

“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," said  Robert Marshall, VP, market development. "Customers profit from finishing jobs more quickly and seeing a swift return on the machine investment."

The high-speed spindle also enhances the quality of the cut and produces products with high quality edge finishes, including machining plastics, acrylics and nonferrous metals.

Unlike other high-speed spindles, the PDS XLC70 does not require water cooling, says AXYZ. It 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,” said Marshall.

The new spindle is built by Precision Drive Systems (PDS), a U.S. manufacturer of high-speed spindles built to endure demanding applications in a broad range of customers and industries.

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

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