Tool Kits Enable Cutting, Finishing Ports
Allied Machine & Engineering announces the expansion of its AccuPort 432/AccuThread 856 program to include more than 120 kits for manufacturing hydraulic ports and manifolds.
Allied Machine & Engineering announces the expansion of its AccuPort 432/AccuThread 856 program to include more than 120 kits for manufacturing hydraulic ports and manifolds. The kits are now available to meet SAE J1926, ISO I6149, John Deere G1731 and SAE AS5202 (aerospace standard/Mil-Spec) specifications. Each kit contains everything necessary to cut and finish the port, including an AccuPort 432 Port Contour Cutter, T-A or GEN2 T-A pilot insert(s), port form inserts and an AccuThread 856 thread mill.
The J1926 and I6149 specification kits are ideal for heavy equipment applications and are available in metric and imperial shanks for ferrous and non-ferrous applications. The G1731 specification with a metric shank is designed for cast iron applications, and the AS5202 comes with an imperial shank for ferrous and non-ferrous applications.
The AccuPort 432 port contour cutters enable users to drill and finish port forms in one operation and are produced to manufacturing tolerances that meet each specification. The design is ideal for ports and stud ends with straight threads and O-ring sealing. The cutter eliminates the need for pre-drilling and enables efficient setup and production time. The replaceable insert design eliminates regrinding and resetting.
The AM120 coating on the AccuThread 856 is said to provide an increase in tool life. The thick core and helical flute of the solid carbide thread mills offer strength and rigidity when cutting forces are applied. Standard cutting lengths permit multiple applications without special thread mills.
Reducing cutting fluid use offers the chance for considerable cost savings. Tool life may even improve.
With macros and canned cycles resident in the CNC on most contemporary turning centers, single point turning of OD threads can seem like almost a default process decision. However, for numerous applications, OD thread rolling has inherent advantages as an alternative to cutting threads.
The right choices in tooling and technique can optimize the thread turning process.