Reduce Cycle Time Engraving with a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool™

Reduce Cycle Times when Engraving:  Spring Loaded Engraving Tool vs. Rigid Tool

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

  • Reduce engraving cycle times up to 84% when using the Spring Loaded Engraving Toolholder in comparison to engraving using a rigid tool.
  • A 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.
  • Five different size Spring Loaded Engraving Tools are available to fit virtually any CNC Machine.
  • Spring Loaded Engraving Tools reduce cycle times when engraving, reduce set up times, and engrave flat, curved and uneven surfaces faster than rigid tool engraving.

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

Reduce Cycle Times Engraving with a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool
Standard Spring Loaded Engraving Tools Reduce Cycle Times
Reduce Engraving Cycle Times with Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tools
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, and 7,607,871.

Cycle Time Comparison
Spring Loaded Engraving Tool™ vs. Rigid Tool
Reduce Cycle Times When Engraving With A Spring Loaded Engraving Tool
Material Stainless Steel Aluminum
Operation Parameters

Letter Height = 0.150″

Rapid Height Clearance Plane = 0.125″

Depth of Engraving = 0.005″

# of Characters = 25

Letter Height = 0.150″

Rapid Height Clearance Plane = 0.125″

Depth of Engraving = 0.005″

# of Characters = 25

Tool Used Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Rigid Tool Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Rigid Tool
Spindle Speed 3000 RPM 3000 RPM
Cutting Feedrate 13 ipm 6 ipm 20 ipm 6 ipm
Plunging Feedrate 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 Feedrate 26 ipm 12 ipm 40 ipm 12 ipm
Plunging Feedrate 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 Feedrate 32.5 ipm 15 ipm 50 ipm 15 ipm
Plunging Feedrate 250 ipm 7.5 ipm 250 ipm 7.5 ipm
Cycle Time / One Part 20 seconds 78 seconds 12 ipm 78 ipm
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

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

Reduce Cycle Times When Engraving with a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool

Five Diameter Spring Loaded Engraving Tools are Available
Choose the Largest Diameter Tool Diameter you Machine can Accomodate
3 4 spring loaded

3/4" Diameter

Standard Spring Loaded Engraving Tool

10,000 Max RPM
Part No. 10870

Most Popular Size!

20mm spring loaded

20 mm Diameter

Standard Spring Loaded Engraving Tool

10,000 Max RPM
Part No. 10871

1 2 mini spring loaded

1/2" Diameter

Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool

7,500 Max RPM
Part No. 10382

3 8 mini spring loaded

3/8" Diameter

Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool

6,000 Max RPM
Part No. 10506

1 4 mini spring loaded

1/4" Diameter

Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool

3,000 Max RPM
Part No. 10381