Our new high-speed spindle kit (PN 35178) is now available to ship. This new spindle is provided as a retrofit kit for the PCNC 1100 – increasing the machine’s capabilities with spindle speeds as fast as 24,000 RPM.
The Kress is designed for quick installation and low-power engraving, but does not have the ability to programmatically control spindle speed.
The speeder is capable of reaching 30,000 RPM (intermittent) and is compatible with both the PCNC 1100 and PCNC 770, as well as other mills with a Bridgeport-style quill. While the speeder lacks torque when compared to the new high-speed spindle, it is very simple to install.
The new high-speed spindle is intended to better utilize the full capabilities of our PCNC 1100 mill. While our previous higher-speed accessories were designed to provide finishing and engraving capabilities, the new spindle does all of the above with more torque and rigidity behind the tool.
The high speed spindle cartridge contains an integral, water-cooled AC induction motor and is retrofitted into the PCNC 1100’s housing. The high speed spindle connects to the mill’s VFD using our Motor Quick Change Kit (PN 35167). Once installed, it’s just a matter of swapping VFD parameters using the included programming stick, powering up the machine, and selecting the new high-speed spindle type in the PathPilot interface. The high-speed spindle is not compatible with Tormach’s ATC system or TTS tooling, but it does use standard ER 20 collets.
A high-speed spindle-equipped PCNC 1100 provides the power required for quickly roughing high surface speed materials (such as aluminum) and the speed required for detailed contouring or finishing operations using small tools – all without sacrificing rigidity.
What are you planning to do with these new speed capabilities?