SpiroGrooving™ is a simple yet sophisticated manufacturing process for grooves on sealing rings. The method is used with the CoroBore® XL system and utilizes a spirograph tool path to create close-tolerance seal ring grooves in a very secure and productive manner.
The tool path consists of tapered, circular ramping where tool engagement is set according to a ramping pitch for each revolution. An NC code generator calculates the SpiroGrooving™ tool path based on a few input parameters, such as groove diameter, process pitch and the chosen maximum chip thickness. Tool presetting is done in a few simple steps.
This solution is ideal for making seal ring grooves in pre-clad machining of steel and stainless steel. The unique internal coolant solution of CoroBore® XL facilitates machining in advanced materials. Roughing and finishing are carried out in the same operation, which significantly reduces machining time and improves productivity.
SpiroGrooving™ fulfills all the crucial objectives for machining seal ring grooves in the most efficient and reliable manner:
- Considerably reduced cutting time through higher cutting data
- Very high process security
- Wide application flexibility with minimized tool inventory
- Quick and easy programming with the unique NC code generator tool and spindle.
CoroBore® XL tools