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GEN2 T-A
GEN2 T-A
Structural Steel Plates: GEN2 T-A 
Code:
4015
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The Challenge
The customer is machining structural plates made from A36 structural steel. They are using a Peddinghaus machine with mist coolant.

Tool used:  Kennametal KenTIP drill
  • 630 RPM
  • 0.0067 IPR (0.170 mm/rev)
  • Resulted in 4.2 IPM (96 mm/min)
  • Hole diameter = 0.875" (22.2mm)
  • Through hole depth = 1.0" (25.4mm)
  • Cycle time = 14.3 seconds
  • Tool life = 1,000 holes
Looking for performance improvements, the customer asked Allied to reduce cycle time and increse tool life.
 
The Solution
Allied recommended using the GEN2 T-A product.​

Tool used:  GEN2 T-A insert (item 4C11H-0028) and holder (item 23015S-100F)
  • 725 RPM
  • 0.0083 IPR (0.2 mm/rev)
  • Resulted in 6 IPM (152 mm/min) 
  • Cycle time = 10 seconds
  • Tool life = 1,150 holes
The Advantages
The GEN2 T-A Drilling System made a significant difference for the customer. The customer was impressed that the less expensive Allied drill outperformed the much higher priced Kennametal tool.
  • Reduced cycle time from 14.3 seconds to 10 seconds
  • Reduced cost-per-hole from $0.13 to $0.06 
  • Total cost savings of 50.7%