Process optimisation thanks to self-checking
Kyocera at METAV 2004
02 June 2004
Few interruptions to production, lower expenditure, high process safety, high productivity – these are important factors which matter in the metal-working industry.
System can recognise damage, excessive wear and even microscopic fractures directly on the cutting edge. This triggers a corresponding command which can be sent to the machine control in order to interrupt the process.
While in the case of conventional cutting, the edge is only util-ised up to 70 per cent and, in order for the process to be safe, 30 per cent is designed for use as a safety buffer, the Kyocera indexable insert may be used by the Sensor Tool System up to 100 per cent. Thus huge losses are avoided in the case of high volume mass production.
“A Sensor Tool cutting insert costs about 15 per cent more than a normal silicium nitride indexable insert, but thanks to process optimisation it can achieve cost savings of up to 40 per cent,“ underlines José Agustín-Payá, Manager for Product Marketing and Technology at the Kyocera Cutting Tools Division.
Economy through precision technology for hard turning operations
Moreover the Kyocera ceramics are also more economically priced than CBN, since costs are up to 80 per cent lower.
High potential in terms of economy – also for softmachin-ing steel
Kyocera is known worldwide as one of the leading manufac-turers of the material Cermet. Agustín-Payá considers that the development of this material presents very positive opportuni-ties: “In the metal-working industry at the present time the use of Cermet tools represents only about 6 per cent. If properly used the total potential is 40 per cent.”
Kyocera at METAV 2004: Hall 9, Stand C35