Web users can customise tools and monitor equipment utilisation using new online service – Sandvik Coromant

Customers of Sandvik Coromant can now customise a cutting tool online without having to speak with a company sales representative. As a result, the time to place an order for customised tooling solutions is reduced substantially, which in turn reduces overall tool delivery time.

Many manufacturers can benefit from using cutting tools that are not available ‘off-the-shelf’. The most common example is when a specific, non-standard hole diameter is specified. Producing such a feature typically entails an initial drilling operation followed by boring to the required size. However, by applying a small modification to an existing off-the-shelf drill, the manufacturer could create the hole according to specification using just one drill.

Customers of Sandvik Coromant can now customise a cutting tool online without having to speak with a company sales representative

Previously, the process of quoting and ordering customised solutions had only been available either by downloading, completing and sending a physical form, or with the assistance of a Sandvik Coromant sales representative. As of April 2019, however, any registered Sandvik Coromant web user can log in and start using the newly developed feature in their browser for free. The user can click through a few guided steps to customise a standard cutting tool to match specific requirements. In the final step of the process, the user simply places the order.

“The world of manufacturing is changing, with increasing need for greater flexibility in tooling. This trend also impacts on cutting tool suppliers. Offering customised cutting tools demands the development of advanced processes, and making this customisation option available to all our customers is a bold move, but one we know offers multiple benefits,” said Brian Davis, Manager Global Sales Processes, Sandvik Coromant.

An online view of a customised tool

Clearly, a faster tool customisation process translates directly into faster tool delivery, all without losing time in conversation with sales representatives. Further advantages include the availability of a larger number of products on the web (beyond standard products), while there also exists new potential to review any customised products sent via the sales representative.

As well as drills, the new online service applies to parting and grooving, milling and tooling systems products.

For more information please visit www.sandvik.coromant.com/en-gb/products/pages/customized-tools.aspx

Digital solution delivers monitoring of equipment utilisation to drive workshop productivity improvements
Using digital solutions for monitoring of equipment utilisation makes workshops far more efficient and profitable than would otherwise have been possible, which is why Sandvik Coromant has introduced CoroPlus® MachiningInsights. More than a monitoring system, the solution gathers data, calls attention to issues and provides the insights required to take action. It is an easily attainable step for manufacturers that are looking to reduce waste in production and make a smooth transition into a digital way of working.

Sandvik Coromant has introduced CoroPlus® MachiningInsights

Sandvik Coromant strives to identify where improvements can be made, and this digital solution was developed in recognition that a machine that stands idle is not making money. For many manufacturers and workshops, knowing when a machine has stopped, and identifying the underlying reason for the stoppage, can be a major challenge and digital solutions are creating new possibilities to overcome this issue. Replacing the traditional ways of manual tracking, manual data aggregation and manual time studies, collecting data directly from a connected machine tool as well as from operators makes it possible to visualise the machine and even tool utilisation levels and create improvements within the factory.

Manufacturers are able to make substantial efficiency gains from this digital solution through the ability to analyse equipment utilisation and act to optimise production processes. The analysis itself is facilitated by digital connectivity and by adding the capability of operator input into the system. Sandvik Coromant has ensured there are also opportunities for increased collaboration and greater efficiency by combining data from the operator with data from the machine.

Using digital solutions for monitoring of equipment utilisation makes workshops far more efficient and profitable than would otherwise have been possible

Transparency is ensured through the visualisation being carried out online and, therefore, accessible by a web browser. This means there is no need for a complicated IT project to get up and running and there is a rapid and simple method of incorporating digital manufacturing intelligence into a production site to drive improvements.

Sandvik Coromant is introducing the CoroPlus® MachiningInsights digital solution for visualisation of workshop efficiency.

For more information, visit coroplus.sandvikcoromant.com

You can also contact Sandvik Coromant on TEL: 010 500 2295 or Mary-Ann Haylett on TEL: 011 570 9615, or email: mary-ann.haylett@sandvik.com or visit www.sandvik.coromant.com