Maximum loading, optimum performance
Deep cutting depths, large advances or maximum tool lives are familiar topics from other tool applications. But in hardly any other field do these demands place such high stresses on the materials used as they do in heavy-duty machining.
- Wheel conditioning on Taurus locomotives of ÖBB
Consider one example: reworking railway wheels. The wheels are rolled out and compressed by the many bends they negotiate. The task of the machining is to remove the braking flats that form during this process. The relatively large cutting depths of up to six millimeters needed for this task place enormous stress on the cutters used.
With the Nanolock products from LMT group partner Boehlerit, the performance data for metal machining has improved yet again – an experience that is echoed in other heavy-duty cutting applications.