ASC 320
Valves and Pressure Connectors: ASC 320® 
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The Challenge

A machine shop uses screw and rotary transfer machines to produce valves and pressure connectors for the automotive industry.

The customer needs to maximize the capabilities of a new machine to increase production, which will open the door to additional orders from their largest customer.

The ASC 320 reduced cycle time and increased tool life. Ultimately, the customer purchased an additional hydromat machine for the increased orders they received.


Product: ASC 320
Objective: Increase production
Industry: Automotive
Part: Valves and pressure connectors
Material: Free machining steel

The Solution
The ASC 320
  • 335M8800A21M
Measure Competitor ASC 320
RPM 2036 3300
Feed Rate 0.006 IPR (0.152 mm/rev) 0.008 IPR (0.203 mm/rev)
Penetration Rate 12.21 IPM (310.134 mm/min) 26.4 IPM (670.56 mm/min)
Cycle Time 3 min 4 sec 1 min 50 sec
 Tool Life 11,000 holes 21,000 holes

The Advantages
The ASC 320 provided:
  • 40% cycle time decrease
  • Increased tool life
  • Decreased cost per hole