Advanced Coatings Provide Gear Cutting Edge
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Star SU, LLC
5200 Prairie Stone Pkwy.
Hoffman Estates, IL, 60192
Press release date: September 22, 2011
Free whitepaper explains cost savings and advantages
BALINITE ® ALCRONA PRO, the second generation of ALCr-based coatings, is now available on new and re-sharpened tools from Star SU. Developed by Oerlikon Balzers, ALCRONA PRO can be used in a wider range of applications than other aluminum-based coatings because it provides better heat resistance for high temperatures and better wear resistance for tough cutting applications.
Lower thermal conductivity allows ALCRONA PRO-coated tools to work well in low temperature applications and allows faster hobbing speeds - 200 m/min is the new base speed.
The cost savings are hard to beat:
o 30% lower tool costs = 1% production costs savings
o 50% longer tool life = 15% production costs savings
o 20% faster cutting parameters = 15% production cost savings
o 100% dry cutting = 10% to 16% production cost savings
Visit www.star-su.com/alcrona-pro to download a free whitepaper packed with application examples and real life comparisons with other types of coatings.
5200 Prairie Stone Parkway, Suite 100 - Hoffman Estates, IL 60192, USA