T-Slot Covers For Milling Machines
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The Octane Chip Guard is designed to save you time! T-slot tables have been a staple for years, with almost every machine built today utilizing them. While being extremely versatile, chips filling the grooves has always been a problem. Made from high temperature silicone, the Chip Guard is durable, washable, flexible, and looks great installed. We routinely dry machine with red hot chips, rest assured, the Chip Guard can handle anything you throw at it.
Anyone who has experienced being splashed in the face with chips and coolant knows how awful the experience can be. An eye injury can occur even when wearing safety glasses. With our covers installed, operator morale and safety will improve. Chips wash away naturally during the machining cycle when they aren't packed into a T-Slot. Cleanup between cycles and at the end of the day take seconds instead of several minutes or hours. Try the Octane Chip Guard, your Machinists will thank you!
Installation-No special tools are needed to install
1.To Start-Measure the length you need and trim with a utility knife.
2.Preparation-Apply a rust preventative to the t-slot and along the cover, this protects your bare metal surfaces and aids in installation. We recommend LPS3 or similar.
3.Installation-Pinch the flexible legs and press straight down into the t-slot. If the Chip Guard is difficult to install, place one end in the t-slot. Next, pull the opposite end with your free hand and begin pressing the Chip Guard along the groove from the starting side. Stretching the Chip Guard in this way reduces its width for the perfect fit. We prefer to press the Chip Guard until it is flush with the t-slots chamfer. The compressed silicone will retain itself for a very secure hold.
We have zero point plates from Lang on all of our machines. Making the T-Slots unusable for us. It only makes sense to cover them up for the looks and ease of keeping them clean!
We even use these on our mill turn machines,
one in the video is 800MM dia at 900rpm
I have been telling my self for a while now that I needed to get some T-Slot covers from Octane Work holding. I finally pulled the trigger and I am glad I did. No more blasting myself in the face with coolant and chips. It was always a pain clearing out the chips in the T-Slots. Now its just a quick blow off and my table is perfectly clean! Now all I need is a Red - White - Blue color theme and I will be complete!
-Kenny Urban (IG: @Patriot_Mucheenist)
I notice the small things most don’t think about. Picking chips out the T-Slot after a job is annoying! Especially long running jobs. Blowing a part off and having chips fly at your face is also annoying. This product, as simple as it looks, saves me time, saves my company money and keeps our machines looking clean. This is a must have!
These have made my lift so much easier. As I do a lot of aluminium which gets everywhere these chip guards have made clean ups so much easier!! Check the video to see how clean my table is after my chip fan! I would 100% recommend !!
There are things in life that you wonder how you ever lived without; Octane Workholding T-slot covers is one of them. Keeping a machine clean so easily makes anyone's day better. The T-slot covers are very easy to work with and cut with a good pair of scissors and remain secured in place once installed. We will often cut harder steels dry throwing hot chips and I had concerns about these sticking to the T-slot covers but they have held up great and can easily be reused on different parts of the table when the workholding changes.
You have to see the video to understand just how effective these T-slot covers are with the compliment of a chipfan. The attached photo of the bare machine table shows the table with the vises and covers removed after running that part, no hose down and no airgun, it's that easy to keep your machine clean.