The customer manufactures petroleum compressor pumps from Cast Iron (220 Bhn). They are using a 40 HP lathe with 50 PSI through tool coolant.
Tool used: Boring bar
- Hole diameter = 3.25"
- Hole depth = 4.50"
- Enlarging of the hole required 2.37" (60.2mm) removal on diameter
- Number of passes = 11
- Cycle time = 30 minutes
The customer needed a more efficient method of running this process, and they asked Allied for a solution.
Allied recommended the Opening Drill.
Tool used: Opening Drill (item OP4-1S-SS2.0)
- 449 RPM
- 0.003 IPR (0.076 mm/rev)
- 1.35 IPM (00.0 mm/min
- Number of passes = 1
- Cycle time = 4 minutes
The Opening Drill delivered impressive chip formation and significantly improved the overall process.
- Reduced the required number of passes from 11 to just 1
- Reduced cycle time by 86.7%