Sandvik Coromant unveiled its first indexable insert drill for drilling depths of 7×D – the CoroDrill DS20 at the mammoth metalworking technology show. In addition to this, the firm also showcased its new modular drilling interface to global industry players.
Sweden is among the top three countries for innovation and is known as an innovation leader around the world. It is not suprising then that firms from this country are always striving to offer better and more enhanced products, technologies and solutions. For instance, the Swedish company Sandvik Coromant is recognised for supplying high quality cutting tools and other services to the metal cutting industry. With regular and constant innovative solutions, the company has time and again surprised its global customers and this year is no different. The company launched its maiden indexable insert drill for drilling depths of 7×D – the CoroDrill DS20 at EMO Hannover 2019.
The indexable insert drill does not comprise of a centering tip and is claimed to be the first of its kind to achieve such depths. The reliable CoroDrill DS20 boasts of a new design and offers predictable chip control as well as outstanding penetration rates in all 4-7×D applications.
The core plus point of this drill is that it is capable of boosting productivity by up to 10 per cent and also offers up to 25 per cent better tool life. Some of the other benefits for users of this new indexable insert drill include lower costs per drill hole, reduced noise levels, and the opportunity to drill deeper.
The new indexable insert drills are available with diameters of 15 to 65 millimeters along with a selection of shank types, indexable insert sizes, types and geometries for all material types and applications.
The firm states that when designing a 7×D CoroDrill DS20, there are around 50 parameters that require very close attention - all of which are interlinked. This improves process reliability by reducing forces and facilitating cutting, particularly upon entry.
Modular drilling interface
Apart from the CoroDrill DS20, Sandvik Coromant also introduced the new modular drilling interface (MDI) at the German-based trade fair. MDI serves as a coupling between the drill and adapter. The company adds that the MDI adapter is equipped with the spindle-side Coromant Capto and HSK shank types and is also designed to offer high precision and outstanding centering capabilities, thus reducing the required number of tools.
The way forward
With the rise of Industry 4.0 and other digital technologies across the globe, there is a greater need to adopt enhanced and more productive solutions for the benefit of the global metalworking industry. At EMO Hannover 2019, companies such as Sandvik Coromant and many other leading players made sure that users are offered the most recent and innovative solutions for their production processes in today’s digitalised and ever-evolving world.