Structural Steel Tubes: GEN2 T-A 
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The Challenge

The customer is machining structural steel tubes for galvanized towers using a custom built air liquid machining center with mist coolant.

The current holders were failing on a regular basis. The customer asked Allied Machine to provide a reliable solution with performance improvements to replace their current tooling

The GEN2 T-A provided the reliable solution the customer needed.

Product: GEN2 T-A
Objective: Improve performance
Industry: Structural steel/fabricator
Part: Structural steel tubes
Material: Structural steel
Hole Ø: 0.709" (18.008mm)
Hole Depth: 0.236" (5.994mm)

The Solution
The GEN2 T-A drilling system
  • Special length holder
  • Insert: 451H-18
Measure Competitor GEN2 T-A
RPM 800 800
Feed Rate 0.004 IPR (0.102 mm/rev) 0.010 IPR (0.254 mm/rev)
Penetration Rate 3.15 IPM (80.01 mm/min) 8.19 IPM (208.026 mm/min)
Cycle Time 4.4 sec 1.7 sec
Tool Life 2100 holes 4000 holes
GEN2 T-A offered 21% cost per hole savings over competitor tooling.

The Advantages
The GEN2 T-A drilling system provided:
  • 90% tool life increase
  • Decreased cycle time
  • Decreased cost per hole