Original Press Release
Sandvik Coromant Introduces New Lighter Cutting Insert for Gear Milling
Press release date: June 7, 2012
Application area for CoroMill®170 widened to lower powered machines
Fair Lawn, N.J. - Sandvik Coromant has launched a new, light cutting insert for its innovative CoroMill 170 precision gear milling cutter. The -PL geometry flank insert reduces cutting forces, making it the best option for smaller gear milling machines, giving users the option to reduce power consumption or run for faster and longer.
The insert features a positive chip breaker that minimizes unwanted cutting forces and vibration. This helps produce less heat generation in the cutting zone and prolong insert life. In tests the new -PL geometry shows 20 percent lower power requirement when the maximum chip thickness is less than 0.004 inch.
Taking advantage of Sandvik Coromant's grade GC1030, the technical features of the new insert support greater cutting stability and in turn allow higher cutting speeds. Working in the steel application area, typical operations include rough milling of internal and external gears, along with the machining of large gear wheels in the 12-22 module range. Sandvik Coromant recommends a lower feed than used for existing CoroMill 170 insert geometries such as -PM (medium) and -PH (heavy).
About Sandvik Coromant Sandvik Coromant is a global leading supplier of cutting tools, tooling solutions and know-how to the metalworking industry. With extensive investments in research and development we create unique innovations and set new productivity standards together with our customers. These include the world's major automotive, aerospace and energy industries. Sandvik Coromant has 8,000 employees and is represented in 130 countries. We are part of the business area Sandvik Machining Solutions within the global industrial group Sandvik.