Water Cooled Spindle Flow Indicator

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Water Cooled Spindle Flow Indicator

Postby BladesNBarrels » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:50 pm

While attending the Colorado CNC Users Group meeting this week, I saw that the Legacy Maverick our host uses had a flow indicator on the hose going to his water cooled spindle. It struck me that once the fluid is flowing you can't see the motion by observing the hose, and my reservoir is an all white 5 gallon bucket with a white lid.
Looking around the internet, I see that there are variations of a PC cooling flow meter on ebay.
Has anyone installed one and what did you use? Where did you install it - by the reservoir or by the spindle?
The Maverick's was located by the motor driving the Z axis.
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Re: Water Cooled Spindle Flow Indicator

Postby OCEdesigns » Wed May 22, 2019 3:19 pm

That's pretty cool. I've seen these in a larger version but didn't know they came in the 1/4" version. I think I will buy one of these. I'm sure you can put it anywhere you want. I would put it in the return line back to the bucket. At least you know you have full flow through the spindle. Although I guess it probably doesn't matter either side "Should" show the same thing.
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