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An increase in demand created a need for improved processes for our customer who machines fluid transfer couplings for the oil and gas industry. Their previous tooling was successful, but they were looking for a better cycle time.
Hoping to improve their performance and lower costs, the customer tested Allied’s T-A Pro Drill. Using the “X” high-speed steel geometry insert—designed to provide increased penetration rates and tool life—they successfully decreased cycle time and increased tool life.
When running the T-A Pro, our customer was able to run at higher speeds and feeds leaving them with a 20% increase in penetration rate. The increase in penetration rate while also increasing tool life led to almost 50% cost per hole savings.
The success of the T-A Pro in this application is just another example of why the T-A Pro is more than your typical spade drill.
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||T-A Pro Drill
||Increase tool performance
||Oil & gas/petrochemical
||Fluid transfer couplings
T-A Pro™ High Penetration Replaceable Insert Drill
- Drill holder, 3xD length: HTA1A03-100F
- Drill inserts, X geometry (high-speed steel): TAX1-18.00
||T-A Pro™ Drill
||225 SFM (68.58 M/min)
||250 SFM (76.2 M/min)
||0.009 IPR (0.229 mm/rev)
||0.01 IPR (0.254 mm/rev)
||10.92 IPM (277.368 mm/min)
||13.48 IPM (342.392 mm/min)
|Total Part Cycle Time
|T-A Pro offered 48.65% cost per hole savings over the competitor tooling.
The AM200 coated T-A Pro insert provided:
- Increased tool life
- Decreased cycle time
- Decreased cost per hole