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Mach 2014 Modular drilling system for deep-hole drilling to make UK debut

Editor: Eric Culp

The unit will be presented during the 7-11 April show in Birmingham.

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A unique “X” locator on the head-to-body connection allows for simple assembly and superior strength.
A unique “X” locator on the head-to-body connection allows for simple assembly and superior strength.
(Source: Allied Maxcut)

Allied Machine & Engineering Corp. said it is introducing the APX Drilling System to the UK market.

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Designed for deep-hole drilling, the system is said to deliver the strength and versatility needed for any deep-hole drilling application.

The drill allows for high spindle speeds and takes advantage of the power curve on modern CNC machines for maximum penetration rates on deep holes, the company said. The tool uses a fixed series body, with various heads that determine the cutting diameter. There are 10 series to cover the diameter range from 38mm to 101.6mm. According to the supplier, a unique “X” locator on the head-to-body connection allows for simple assembly and superior strength.

The bodies are available from stock with a 50mm flanged shank and a CAT50 integral shank. They have drill depths up to 711.2mm, the supplier added. Each body will cover approximately 7mm in diameter and is designed for coolant use through the shank.

The heads use a T-A or GEN-3-SYS pilot insert to stabilise the tool through the cut, and they employ outboard carbide inserts to achieve the final cutting diameter, the supplier explained. The heads are said to offer balanced double effective cutting up to a diameter of 70 mm. This allows for maximum feed rates in these size ranges, the company said.

The company added that for diameters from 70 to 101.6mm, the tools are single effective cutting to reduce power consumption.

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