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Sand­vik Coro­mant opens new cen­tre, plans to fo­cus on dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion

Sand­vik Coro­mant In­dia has es­tab­lished its new global meet­ing place in Pune for pro­duc­tiv­ity, ap­pli­ca­tion, ma­chin­ing and re­search in man­u­fac­tur­ing. This 18,000-sqft fa­cil­ity, one of the 6 such cen­tres across the Sand­vik Coro­mant port­fo­lio, is the re­sult of an in­vest­ment worth SEK 35 mil­lion (about Rs 27 crore). The other cen­tres are in Lang­fang, China; Schaum­burg and Fair Lawn, USA; Quere­taro, Mex­ico; and Sand­viken, Swe­den.

Javier Guerra, the new Pres­i­dent of Sand­vik Coro­mant In­dia said, “It gives me im­mense plea­sure to an­nounce that, in our en­deav­our to of­fer cut­ting-edge so­lu­tions and ex­per­tise to cus­tomers, we now have a world­class Sand­vik Coro­mant Cen­tre in Pune. The fa­cil­ity will be of great ser­vice to any­one who is in­ter­ested in pro­duc­tiv­ity gains, cut­ting-edge re­search and the fu­ture of global man­u­fac­tur­ing.”

Guerra in his new role in In­dia is to strengthen Sand­vik Coro­mant’s lead­er­ship po­si­tion along with broad­en­ing prod­uct of­fer­ings of the brand to the cus­tomer value chain. He will also be re­spon­si­ble for lead­ing the dig­i­tal­ized world of man­u­fac­tur­ing and en­sur­ing qual­ity with fo­cus on cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion in In­dia.

Sand­vik Coro­mant Cen­tre, Pune, will strengthen the com­pany’s po­si­tion as the global leader in com­pe­tence and in­no­va­tion within In­dia’s man­u­fac­tur­ing in­dus­try. The fa­cil­ity is a meet­ing place where vis­i­tors can in­ter­act and co-op­er­ate in a mod­ern and in­spir­ing en­vi­ron­ment, en­abling phys­i­cal and dig­i­tal col­lab­o­ra­tion.

The new Sand­vik Coro­mant Cen­tre is equipped with Dig­i­tal Live Ma­chin­ing (DLM), a tech­ni­cal plat­form that streams live ma­chin­ing demon­stra­tions (via the cloud) to re­mote lo­ca­tions

CoroPlus is the com­pany’s new of­fer­ing on Dig­i­tal Man­u­fac­tur­ing which brings added value in all parts of the pro­duc­tion value chain. With the pos­si­bil­i­ties given by the dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion of the in­dus­try, it will trans­form knowl­edge into new of­fer­ings and cre­ate ad­di­tional value for the cus­tomers. This is its con­crete roadmap to­wards In­dus­try 4.0.

Sand­vik Coro­mant, part of the global in­dus­trial en­gi­neer­ing group Sand­vik, is at the fore­front of man­u­fac­tur­ing tools, ma­chin­ing so­lu­tions and knowl­edge that drive in­dus­try stan­dards and in­no­va­tions de­manded by the met­al­work­ing in­dus­try now and into the next in­dus­trial era. Ed­u­ca­tional sup­port, ex­ten­sive R&D in­vest­ment and strong cus­tomer part­ner­ships en­sure the de­vel­op­ment of ma­chin­ing tech­nolo­gies that change, lead and drive the fu­ture of man­u­fac­tur­ing. Sand­vik Coro­mant owns over 3100 pa­tents world­wide, em­ploys over 7,900 staff, and is rep­re­sented in 150 coun­tries.

Guerra said, “My fo­cus will lie on se­cur­ing the con­ti­nu­ity of Sand­vik Coro­mant’s suc­cess and strength­en­ing our role as mar­ket leader in In­dia. Also, we would re­it­er­ate our com­mit­ment to the In­dian mar­ket and would fo­cus on lever­ag­ing our in­ter­na­tional ex­per­tise to serve our cus­tomers and give them value at all point of time.”

‘All di­rec­tional turn­ing’

The cut­ting tool and tool­ing sys­tem spe­cial­ist Sand­vik Coro­mant has un­veiled a revo­lu­tion­ary so­lu­tion called `PrimeTurn­ing’ that of­fers im­proved ma­chin­ing flex­i­bil­ity, sig­nif­i­cant pro­duc­tiv­ity gains, tool life and pro­duc­tion ef­fi­ciency.

The PrimeTurn­ing method­ol­ogy

and sup­port­ing tools pro­vide man­u­fac­tur­ers, par­tic­u­larly in aero­space and au­to­mo­tive sec­tors, the in­dus­try’s first true ‘all di­rec­tional turn­ing’ so­lu­tion.

Sharad Kulka­rni, Vice Pres­i­dent, Round Tools, South and East Asia, Sand­vik Coro­mant said, Un­like con­ven­tional turn­ing op­er­a­tions, which have re­mained largely un­changed for decades, PrimeTurn­ing al­lows ma­chine shops to com­plete lon­gi­tu­di­nal (for­ward and back), fac­ing and pro­fil­ing op­er­a­tions with a sin­gle tool. The method­ol­ogy is based on the tool en­ter­ing the com­po­nent at the chuck and re­mov­ing ma­te­rial as it trav­els to­wards the end of the com­po­nent. This al­lows for the ap­pli­ca­tion of a small en­ter­ing an­gle, higher lead an­g­leg and the ppos­si­bil­ity y of ma­chin­ing with higher cut­ting pa­ram­e­ters. Fur­ther­more, con­ven­tional turn­ing (from part-end to chuck) can be per­formed us­ing the same tools.

PrimeTurn­ing is ini­tially sup­ported by the in­tro­duc­tion of two ded­i­cated CoroTurn Prime turn­ing tools and the PrimeTurn­ing code gen­er­a­tor, which sup­plies op­ti­mised pro­gram­ming codes and tech­niques. CoroTurn Prime in­serts have three edges/ cor­ners; one for lon­gi­tu­di­nal turn­ing, one for fac­ing and one for pro­fil­ing, thus de­liv­er­ing ef­fi­cient edge util­i­sa­tion and longer tool life.

The 2 unique and ded­i­cated in­serts are of­fered: CoroTurn Prime A-type fea­tures three 35° cor­ners and is de­signed for light rough­ing, fin­ish­ing and pro­fil­ing, while CoroTurn Prime B-type with its it ul­tra-strong cor­ners is de­signed specif­i­cally sp for rough ma­chin­ing. Suitable S for ISO P (steel), S (heatre­sis­tant re su­per al­loys and ti­ta­nium) and a M (stain­less steel) cat­e­gory ma­te­ri­als, m nine CoroTurn Prime A-Atype and 6 CoroTurn Prime B-type B in­serts are cur­rently avail­able, a with ex­pan­sion to other ma­te­ri­als m en­vi­sioned for the fu­ture. The T in­serts are sup­ported by 52 vari­ants va of tool holder, in­clud­ing Coro­mant C Capto, CoroTurn QS and shanks. sh Sand­vik Coro­mant be­lieves that some ap­pli­ca­tions could see pro­duc­tiv­ity in­creases by over 50% through the de­ploy­ment of PrimeTurn­ing rather than con­ven­tional tech­niques. Some of th­ese im­prove­ments are due to the small en­ter­ing an­gle and higher lead an­gle, which cre­ates thin­ner, wider chips that spread the load and heat away from the nose ra­dius. The re­sult is both in­creased cut­ting data and ex­tended tool life. In ad­di­tion, as cut­ting is per­formed in the di­rec­tion mov­ing away from the shoul­der, there is no dan­ger of chip jam­ming (a com­mon and un­wanted ef­fect of con­ven­tional lon­gi­tu­di­nal turn­ing). Higher ma­chine util­i­sa­tion due to re­duced set-up time and fewer pro­duc­tion stops for tool changes also en­hances over­all pro­duc­tiv­ity.

“Ex­pe­ri­enced op­er­a­tors know that a small en­ter­ing an­gle al­lows for in­creased feed rates,” says Håkan Ericks­son, Global Prod­uct Spe­cial­ist at Sand­vik Coro­mant. “How­ever, in con­ven­tional turn­ing they are re­stricted to us­ing en­ter­ing an­gles of around 90 de­gree to reach the shoul­der and avoid the long, curved chips that a small en­ter­ing an­gle char­ac­ter­is­ti­cally de­liv­ers. PrimeTurn­ing solves th­ese prob­lems by com­bin­ing a per­fect reach at the shoul­der and the ap­pli­ca­tion of 25-30 de­gree en­ter­ing an­gles with ex­cel­lent chip con­trol and main­tained tol­er­ances. This in­no­va­tion presents count­less pos­si­bil­i­ties to per­form turn­ing op­er­a­tions in much more ef­fi­cient and pro­duc­tive ways. It’s not just a new tool, but a to­tally new way of turn­ing.”

The PrimeTurn­ing code gen­er­a­tor not only en­sures max­i­mum out­put but also process se­cu­rity with suit­ably ad­justed feed rate and en­try ra­dius pa­ram­e­ters. It cre­ates ISO codes that are com­pat­i­ble with var­i­ous CNC sys­tems.

Sand­vik Coro­mant Cen­tre in Pune

(L-R) Su­nil Joshi, Head of Dig­i­tal Ma­chin­ing, South & East Asia, Sand­vik Coro­mant; Sharad Kulka­rni, Head of Round Tool Busi­ness, South & East Asia, Sand­vik Coro­mant and Javier Guerra, Pres­i­dent, Sand­vik Coro­mant In­dia

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