A contract machine shop that repairs and maintains equipment for the oilfield industry is machining the base of a wench for an offshore oil rig made from alloy steel. They use a Lucas HBM NMTB taper with through coolant using RCA to produce their products.
Tool used: National twist HSS drill
- Hole diameter = 0.937″
- Hole depth = 4.0″
- 500 RPM
- 0.006 IPR
- Cycle time = 1.83 minutes
The customer needed a solution to reduce the cycle time of the process.
Allied recommended the Original T-A drill.
Tool used: Original T-A drill insert with Notch Point® geometry (item 151A-0030-NP) and holder (27010S-100L)
- 620 RPM
- 0.005 IPR
- Cycle time = 1.79 minutes
The Original T-A reduced the machine’s cycle time while providing increased penetration rates.
- Total cost savings = $81.05 or 14.15%