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Change of generations in drilling – article about successful collaboration between CERATIZIT and Multivac in ‘NC Fertigung’

In its December edition the technical journal NC-Fertigung published a four-page report about the successful cooperation between CERATIZIT and Multivac under the title ‘Change of generations in drilling’.

NC Fertigung is an industry magazine focusing on technical management in the cutting tools and metal working sector. The December edition includes an article about the cooperation between CERATIZIT and Multivac.

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Successful cooperation between CERATIZIT and Multivac

At the Lechaschau plant in the Austrian region of Tyrol, all necessary drilling operations are now being carried out with insert drills of the MaxiDrill 900 class from Cutting Solutions by CERATIZIT. The MaxiDrill 900 has proved successful in every respect.

Here are the advantages, summed up by Erich Wechselberger who is responsible for tool management at Multivac in Lechaschau: “Thanks to the higher cutting data we are now around 50 per cent faster than with the MaxiDrill Classic. Tool breakage occurs only on very rare occasions. We use the same insert for both the central and peripheral cutting edge. This makes the drilling system easy to use and guarantees low warehousing costs. Other positive aspects are the start of the drilling action, and the fact that the drill can be used in both stationary and rotating applications, with optimal performance in either case.

Stefan Bailom, Sales Manager Austria and Switzerland at Cutting Solutions by CERATIZIT, has accompanied the project at Multivac right from the beginning. He adds: “Whatever we tried, the result was always an increase in performance, even with aluminium.” CERATIZIT Product Manager Patrick Praznik is equally delighted. “With MaxiDrill Classic we used a special aluminium geometry. Now we machine all materials at Multivac using the MaxiDrill 900, with the identical geometry of the SONT insert and the CTPP430 grade which is suitable for a wide range of applications. This works perfectly.”

Multivac opted for a speedy two-phase complete changeover of production operations in Lechaschau, in order to achieve maximum cost reductions as soon as possible. At the end of 2013 and early 2014 the first drills were supplied, and in the course of the year another 450 MaxiDrill 900 insert drills with the corresponding inserts were added.

For more information on this topic, the complete article from 'NC Fertigung' is available for download: Change of generations in drilling (German, source: NC Fertigung).