Custom Deep Bore Drilling
This machine is a specialized system for very precise deep bore drilling (depth to diameter ratios of 100 to 1). In this application, straight fluted drill bits allow cutting fluid to be directed through the drill’s body, directly to the cutting surface. Automated machining centers are a significant investment, and machine downtime is very expensive. Heat build-up and contamination in the cutting fluid are two major problems associated with gun drilling.
GS Global Resources(GSGR) addressed these issues by reconfiguring the machining center with contamination-tolerant pumps coupled with a variable speed drive. This allows the optimum amount of fluid to pass through the drill at all times. The pump’s efficiency is monitored for predictive and preventive maintenance resulting in improved uptime. A filtration system keeps the cutting fluid free of metal chips and other contaminants. Heat exchangers keep the fluid within desired operating temperature. These enhancements implemented by GSGR result in better drilling performance through improved fluid cleanliness and temperature control.