Rough Boring Insert Holder Excels in Compatibility and Speed

Allied Machine and Engineering’s new VolCut insert holder for rough boring excels at removing large amounts of material for large-diameter applications.


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A photo showcasing Allied Machine & Engineering's new VolCut insert holder in a boring machine

Photo Credit: Allied Machine & Engineering

Allied Machine and Engineering (Dover, Ohio) has expanded its boring line with the Wohlhaupter VolCut insert holder. The rough boring system removes large volumes of material at high speeds and light feed rates in just one cut.

VolCut combines the modularity of the Wohlhaupter MVS connection with Allied Machine and Engineering’s large-diameter holemaking solution. The company says this combination offers increased material removal and excellent chip control at greater depths for large-diameter applications – even on underpowered machines. Allied Machine and Engineering’s distributor partners stock the VolCut insert holder for quick delivery with bore diameters ranging from 2.559” – 128.149” (65 mm – 3,255 mm). Its design incorporates serrations designated to connect seamlessly with Wohlhaupter’s Twin Cutter and AluLine boring systems.

Allied Machine and Engineering says manufacturers pre-machining large-diameter holes in components for the oil and gas and heavy equipment industries can reduce cycle times with VolCut’s high cutting speed and material removal up to 2.755” (70.00 mm). The company also reports case studies show cycle time reductions up to 80% when compared to similar circular milling applications. The indexable inserts the VolCut holds shorten process times even further by allowing the tool to remain engaged in the spindle while worn cutting edges are changed out. Allied Machine and Engineering stocks the indexable inserts as standard items to ensure quick replenishment.

“The VolCut insert holders provide a rough boring solution unmatched by other rough boring competitors,” says Natalie Wise, U.S. product manager of the Wohlhaupter boring line. “The ability to utilize the VolCut insert holders with your existing standard Wohlhaupter modular tooling provides the additional range needed to vastly improve your rough machining operations.”