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Reduce Engraving Cycle Times Using a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool™

Engraving Cycle Times:  Spring Loaded Engraving Tool* vs. Rigid Tool


Spring Loaded Engraving Tool with Tough Tip Engraving Tool Significant cycle time reductions can be obtained when engraving using the Spring Loaded Engraving Toolholder.

Cycle times can be reduced up to 84% when using the Spring Loaded Engraving Toolholder in comparison to engraving using a rigid tool.

The Spring Loaded Engraving Toolholder is operated at much faster feedrates in comparison to engraving with a rigid tool.

Additionally, instead of slowly plunging into each engraving line as with a rigid tool, the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool makes rapid moves into the material at the start of each engraving line.  This has the effect of dramatically decreasing the cycle time.

Examples of the Significant Cycle Time Reductions for engraving Aluminum and Stainless Steel are shown below.

 

Cycle Time Comparison
Spring Loaded Engraving Tool™ vs. Rigid Tool
  Stainless Steel Aluminum
Letter Height = 0.150" Letter Height = 0.150"
Rapid Plane = 0.125" Rapid Plane = 0.125"
Depth of Engraving = 0.005" Depth of Engraving = 0.005"
# of Characters = 25 # of Characters = 25
Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Rigid Tool Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Rigid Tool
Spindle Speed 3000 RPM 3000 RPM
Cutting Feed Rate 13 ipm 6 ipm 20 ipm 6 ipm
Plunge Feed Rate 250 ipm 3 ipm 250 ipm 3 ipm
Cycle Time / One Part 47 seconds 194 seconds 30 Seconds 194 Seconds
Cycle Time Reduction 147 sec.
(2.45 Minutes) per Part

76% less time engraving
----- 164 sec.
(2.73 Minutes) per Part

84% less time engraving
-----
Spindle Speed 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Cutting Feed Rate 26 ipm 12 ipm 40 ipm 12 ipm
Plunge Feed Rate 250 ipm 6 ipm 250 ipm 6 ipm
Cycle Time / One Part 24 Seconds 97 seconds 15 Seconds 97 seconds
Cycle Time Reduction 73 sec.
(1.22 Minutes) per Part

75% less time engraving
----- 82 sec.
(1.36 Minutes) per Part

84% less time engraving
-----
Spindle Speed 7500 RPM 7500 RPM
Cutting Feed Rate 32.5 ipm 15 ipm 50 ipm 15 ipm
Plunge Feed Rate 250 ipm 7.5 ipm 250 ipm 7.5 ipm
Cycle Time / One Part 20 Seconds 78 seconds 12 Seconds 78 seconds
Cycle Time Reduction 58 sec.
(0.97 Minutes) per Part

74% less time engraving
----- 66 sec.
(1.1 Minutes) per Part

84% less time engraving
-----

The Spring Loaded Engraving Toolholder has been tested up to 10,000 RPM.
Optimum operational speeds are from 3000-7500 RPM.

Note: Testing was performed using the Tough Tip Engraving Tool on Stainless Steel and a Standard Conical Engraving Tool on Aluminum.

The feedrates listed in the table above for the Rigid Tool on Stainless Steel are actually 2X the recommended feedrate due to the faster feedrates allowed with the Tough Tip Engraving Tool. Operating at the recommended Rigid Tool feedrate for Stainless Steel will increase the cycle time for the Rigid Tool on Stainless Steel and cause additional time savings with the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool to be observed.



* The 2L Spring Loaded Engraving Tool is covered by U.S. Patents 6,834,434, 7,093,368, 7,607,871 and a pending utility patent application.
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