ASC 320
Locking Collar Component: ASC 320® 
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The Challenge

A customer manufactures and maintains components for offshore oil rigs. They use a Johnsford VMC with 1000 PSI (69 bar) coolant through the tool. The part they are machining is a component for a locking collar for an offshore pipe wrench made out of alloy steel.

Seeking to improve their production process, the customer wanted to decrease machine cycle time.

The ASC 320 not only reduced cycle time, but it also decreased the cost of production while increasing shop capacity.

Product: ASC 320
Objective: Decrease cycle time
Industry: Oil & gas/petrochemical
Part: Locking collar component
Material: Alloy steel
Hole Ø: 0.421" (10.693 mm)
Hole Depth: 1.20" (30.48 mm)

The Solution
The ASC 320
  • 335E04219A21M
Measure Competitor ASC 320
Speed 110 SFM (33.528 M/min) 300 SFM (91.44 M/min)
Feed Rate 0.004 IPR (0.102 mm/rev) 0.011 IPR (0.279 mm/rev)
Cycle Time 23.53 sec 9.4 sec
Tool Life 468" (11,887.2 mm) 2016" (51,206.4 mm)

The Advantages
The ASC 320 provided:
  • 330% tool life increase
  • Decreased cycle time
  • Eliminated spot drill operation