Customizable Spindles reach speeds of 2,000,000 DmN.

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ProMetrix(TM) belt-driven spindles are capable of 12,000, 15,000, 18,000, and 20,000 rpm. Available in block, cluster, and cartridge designs, they offer variety of bearing configurations, hybrid gear types, lubrication methods, spindle noses, belt drive packages, and drawbars. Units feature permanent grease-packed or air-oil lubrication, and can be horizontal, vertical, angular, ceiling, and side-wall mounted. Optional hybrid ceramic bearings provide seizure resistance.

Original Press Release:

Customizable ProMetrix(TM) Precision Spindles Offer Reliable High-Speed Capabilities Up To 2,000,000 DmN

CINCINNATI, OH (March 2, 2004) - ProMetrix(TM) is SETCO's customizable line of belt-driven spindles that offers the customer the ability to custom engineer a spindle by selecting from a large variety of standard options- which now includes high speed rated hybrid ceramic bearings to meet high-speed machining requirements. The hybrid bearings provide the optimal internal construction, minimize heat generation and improve seizure resistance to allow speeds to reach 2,000,000 DmN and higher with minimal thermal distortion. The ProMetrix line of spindles is now capable of 12,000, 15,000, 18,000, and as high as 20,000 RPM.

With industry focusing on increased productivity, reduced cycle times and faster metal removal rates (MMR's), made possible by advances in cutting tools, higher-speed spindles are key to achieving manufacturing goals. Reaching these higher MMR's requires high-speed spindles, and an array of performance-matched features to provide longer spindle life and reliability.

The reliability of the spindle at these higher speeds is achieved by a combination of variables: bearing mounting, materials, preload, temperature control, lubrication, vibration and controlling the spindles operating environment. For long life, the most important factor in a spindle design is the spindle seal system to keep contamination from entering the spindle and causing it to prematurely fail.

Customizable ProMetrix spindles are available in block, cluster and cartridge designs and configurable to include a variety of bearing configurations, hybrid bearing types styles, lubrication methods, spindle noses, belt drive packages, drawbars, and more. They are the perfect match for custom applications; such as drilling, boring, milling, turning, grinding, assembly, winding or balancing applications that process metal, composites, glass, wood, and other processing equipment. Best of all, ProMetrix utilizes standard, proven designs that save time, money and come standard with the best spindle seal system in the industry - the SETCO AirShield(TM).

ProMetrix spindles are built tough to deliver years of trouble-free performance. They feature a 100 percent metric design, permanent grease packed or air-oil lubrication, class 7 extra precision ball bearings and can be applied at any attitude - horizontal, vertical, angular, ceiling and side wall mounted.

SETCO Sales Company is a world leader in the design, manufacturer, and service of SETCO brand precision spindles, POPE brand spindles, and MASTER/SETCO brand precision slides and multi-axis modules used in automotive, aerospace, construction, die/mold, cabling and winding, plastics, woodworking and general metalworking industries.

For more information on the Western Service Center, visit the SETCO booth at Westec 2004, Booth #2621, or contact the SETCO Sales Company, 5880 Hillside Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45233. Phone 800-543-0470. Fax: 513-941-6913.

Steve Kirschner
Caudill and Associates
859-581-8000, ext. 105

Mark Angne
SETCO Sales Company

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