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Praecis ATCU-5 Retrofit System Installation:

Application: Precitech Freeform™ TL Diamond Turning Machine.

Customer: NiPro Optics, USA.
See NiPro's testimonial.

Temperature Control Results:

Critical Point held at +/- 0.020 ºC in a +/- 1.5 °C environment (75:1). Performs consistently even in hot southern California weather.

Sub-Systems:

  • ATCU-5
  • Existing Precitech Diamond Turning Machine
  • Vendor-provided discrete air inlet ducts attached to the Praecis ATCU via ducting.

Enclosure Description:

  • Standard Precitech enclosure with sliding doors and roof panels.
  • Precitech-supplied air duct attachment. The air duct has two vents, one located on each end of the enclosure. The width of each vent is 70 mm.
  • Air distribution system does not impede operator and part access.

Enclosure Size:

2.1 x 1.4 x 1.1 m (W x D x H) (Inside dimensions.)

Footprint: 2.9 m²
Volume: 3.2 m³
Air Velocity: 0.17 m/sec

Comments:

Business owner Tom Gross is delighted with system performance. According to Tom, “the Praecis ATCU has allowed us to reduced our scrap rate, improve our efficiency, improve the quality of our product, and to meet otherwise unobtainable tolerances.”

   Praecis ATCU-5 retrofit system. Precitech diamond     turning enclosure.

Praecis ATCU-5 retrofit system. Precitech diamond turning enclosure.

   Air ducting system that fits inside the enclosure.     Two air vents circulate the air.

Air ducting system that fits inside the enclosure. Two air vents circulate the air.

   Praecis ATCU-4 retrofit system. Photo of ATCU-4     attached to Precitech Freeform diamond turning     machine.

Praecis ATCU-4 retrofit system. Photo of ATCU-4 attached to Precitech Freeform diamond turning machine.