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Sandvik Coromant Expands Digital Machining Division In Southeast Asia And Oceania

Sandvik Coromant Expands Digital Machining Division In Southeast Asia And Oceania

Sandvik Coromant has bolstered its digital machining offering by appointing Albert Waloni as Digital Machining Manager for Southeast Asia and Oceania (SEAO), a brand-new role for the region. From Sandvik Coromant’s facility in Jakarta, Indonesia, Waloni will be responsible for raising Sandvik Coromant’s profile as an expert in digital machining, supporting a core growth area for the business.

After graduating with a mechanical engineering degree from Atmajaya University in Jakarta in 2005, Waloni began a career at Sandvik Group, where he worked for Sandvik Machining Solutions division, helping factories to increase productivity and save costs.

In 2012, Waloni joined Sandvik’s Coromant division working in various roles such as Machine Investments, Distribution and recently as Regional Sales Manager in Indonesia. Now, Waloni has been appointed as Digital Machining Manager — a new job role created by Sandvik Coromant.

“Research and advances in technology have allowed us to expand into digital technology solutions”, said Waloni, Digital Machining Manager for SEAO at Sandvik Coromant. “Although Sandvik Coromant is recognised globally as a tooling company, we believe we can broaden our solutions by helping customers with our digital machining offering. Our solutions can be implemented in design and planning, tool preparation, in machining and post machining.

“My new role will involve communicating such solutions to customers in automotive, aerospace, oil and gas and general engineering industries across SEAO. Besides this, I will also educate our team and customers on the benefits and qualities of the digital machining solutions we offer. For instance, some customers aren’t aware that we offer software solutions related to cloud computing or that others can enhance the capabilities of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM),” he continued.

“Albert’s experience, both in and outside of Sandvik, has positioned him with superb machine tools knowledge”, said Melda Siregar, Senior Marketing Specialist for SEAO at Sandvik Coromant. “His engineering background and multiple managerial roles give him the skills to lead this new digital role at Sandvik Coromant, helping to equip both colleagues and customers with the tools required for a digital future.”

 

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Silent Turning, Digitally Connected

Silent Turning, Digitally Connected

With an advanced solution that enables manufacturing companies to take steps towards digital machining and Industry 4.0, Sandvik Coromant has introduced connectivity capability to its series of Silent Tools tool holders. The innovation is offered as part of the company’s CoroPlus suite of connected solutions for machine shops keen to embrace the rapidly advancing trend of industry digitalisation.

Among a number of enhancements, the latest Silent Tools technology for internal turning at long overhangs now feature embedded connectivity within the adaptor. Named Silent Tools Plus, this solution enables data from the machining process to be collected and sent to a dashboard, giving the operator a valuable insight into what is happening inside slender tubular components. For instance, it will be possible to detect if there is too much vibration or if the surface quality is at risk of being compromised. Furthermore, operators will be able to reduce the time that the machine runs without the tool in cut.

“The combination of CoroPlus connectivity and Silent Tools damping technology makes this a solution that shows the technical heights we can expect from the machining solutions of the future,” said Åke Axner, Product Manager Silent Tools Turning Adaptors at Sandvik Coromant. “Silent Tools Plus turning adaptors with embedded connectivity support our overall CoroPlus strategy, which enables customers to work more efficiently.”

By way of example, the Silent Tools Plus vibration indicator is able to detect issues with machining at an early stage, helping to prevent vibration-associated issues such as noise, poor surface quality and accelerated tool wear. Furthermore, centre height setting functionality displays the level of the cutting edge, so that it can be quickly and easily set according to requirements. The result is better machining performance and longer tool life.

The range of Silent Tools from Sandvik Coromant is designed to minimise vibration through a pre-tuned dampener inside the tool body that consists of a heavy mass supported by rubber spring elements. The benefits of this design are multi-faceted, allowing machine shops to increase metal removal rates, improve surface finish, secure the process or reduce production costs.

The Silent Tools Plus turning adaptor also includes a new Wedge Lock quick-change interface between the adaptor and cutting head. The fast and accurate cutting head changes this facilitates will appeal to manufacturers in a variety of industries, including aerospace, for machining components such as landing gear components, and in oil and gas, where the machining of long tubular parts is commonplace.

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