Hydraulic Manifolds: AccuPort 432® 
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The Challenge

A worldwide valve manufacturer is machining hydraulic manifolds made out of nodular iron. They are using Makino M3000 Pallet Line with a through-coolant delivery system to manufacture their products.

The customer is now running multiple transfer lines and unmanned machining centers, which is not ideal for this method. The customer needs to increase production efficiency to meet product demand.

Because they no longer had to regrind the special form reamers, the customer eliminated their tool room re-sharpening area. Due to the success of our tooling, the customer has now converted all their porting operations to the AccuPort 432 tool.


Product: AccuPort 432
Objective: Increase production efficiency
Industry: Oil & gas/petrochemical
Part: Hydraulic manifolds
Material: Nodular iron

The Solution
The AccuPort 432 Port Contour Cutter
Competitor AccuPort
3 or 4 tools to produce the hole
  • Long cycle times
  • Multiple tool changes
  • Increased downtime
  • 300 SFM (91.44 M/min)
  • 8 IPM (203.2 mm/min)
  • Reduced cycle time by 85% (this reduction does not include the reduction in downtime due to tool changes and re-sharpening)

The Advantages
The AccuPort 432 provided:
  • 85% cycle time decrease