Development and Sale of "FB Breakers/LB Breakers" for Low Carbon Steel and General Steel Turning Process
January 14, 2015
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
*This press release was issued on October 27, 2014 in Japan.
We have developed an "FB Breaker" for M-class positive insert finishing and an "LB Breaker" for light turning that display excellent chip control in processes ranging from finishing to light turning of low carbon steel and general steel. The FB type went on sale in March 2014 and the LB type will go on sale in November 2014.
Problems that can occur during turning of various low carbon steel machine parts, such as car parts - particularly from the finishing process to the light turning process - include difficulty in chip control, chip entanglement with work materials and tools, a tendency for equipment to be shut down or run idle because of temporary trouble, and a tendency for unsatisfactory machined surfaces due to damage to work materials by chips. p>
The "FB Breaker/LB Breaker" resolves these issues and enables machining in a stable fashion. Chip control of low carbon steel sheeting, in particular, has been much improved over existing products, and this contributes to efficiency improvements and cost reductions in processes ranging from finishing to light turning.
|FB type||195 items (on sale)|
|LB type||168 items (on sale in November 2014)
140 items (on sale in March 2015)
First year: ¥150 million
After 3 years: ¥600 million/year
Same price as existing product.
|(Standard product) FB type DCMT11T304N-FB T1500Z||¥1,030 (¥1,112 including tax)|
|LB type DCMT11T304N-FB T1500Z||¥1,030 (¥1,112 including tax)|