TaeguTec’s Century of Expertise Machines South African Industries ( Oct. 21. 2016 )




For 100 years, TaeguTec has been in the business of supplying the best products to companies around the world. While times have changed the one that has not is the superior quality and service offered by TaeguTec to all the manufacturing facets in South Africa.

As the continent’s largest African investor, South Africa sends more than 25 percent of its manufactured products into the continent; that is why cutting tools need to be reliable, efficient, productive, hassle-free and cost effective.

Luckily, manufacturing has posted an uptick in growth in South Africa and with that, companies are moving away from low-cost ISO cutting tools and cheap knock-off products for more reliable brands that offer the most advanced coating and geometries in order to cut cost and increase productivity.

TaeguTec is a full-service cutting tool provider with an extensive line of tools for every industry servicing the rainbow nation.

One of its most popular turning products is the RhinoRush; a line that took over the metal-removing industry by storm when it was launched a few years ago and is still be updated with features that have yet to be matched.

The idea behind the RhinoRush line is to introduce a series of mini tuning inserts that meet the manufacturing industry's needs of reduced machining costs and competitiveness.

The 9 and 13 millimeter new line of inserts are just as strong as the 12, 15 and 16 mm inserts available but at a fraction of the cost and size and its unique two directional clamping forces outperforms conventional ISO directional clamping force tools available on the market.

TaeguTec has recently expanded the RhinoRush line with the introduction of wiper inserts that extend tool life as well as achieve excellent surface finish. Available in C, D, T and W type wiper inserts and corner R 0.4/0.8/1.2 sizes, the RhinoRush wiper inserts cover a wide range of machining applications.

Compared to general inserts, the new wiper insert achieves equivalent roughness even in double feed rate conditions. At equivalent feed rates, the new RhinoRush wiper insert achieves 2-3 times better surface roughness.

For parting and grooving, the multi-corner four cutting edge QuadRush line is a family of tools known for high accuracy and surface quality, and is also available for threading applications.

The QuadRush “TQJ” line offers good chip control, tolerance and surface finish and conforms to the DIN 471 standards of external circlips. The “TQC” type’s improved chip breaking properties is for industrial users that require increased productivity in high cutting conditions due to its high-feed rate and is designed to machine hard materials; tough applications; is perfect for general applications on steel, alloy steel and stainless steel, and is designed for good chip evacuation in medium to high-feed rate cutting conditions.

The other QuadRush chip breaker of note is the “TQS” which is made for industrial users who are looking for tools that can outperform others while performing grooving and parting applications on products made from soft materials. As it is available in several width types and cutting shapes, it has the capacity to reduce the machining cycle time compared to existing tools and its straight cutting edges with high positive rake angle reduce cutting resistance.

One of the any industry's favorite choices when it comes to drilling into everything from alloy steel to stainless steel is TaeguTec’s DrillRush – the versatile indexable drill is constantly being expanded to provide dependable, optimal hole drilling performance.

The various DrillRush geometries and sizes such as 1.5xD, 3xD, 5xD, 8xD and 12xD not only increase productivity but improve on tool life due to its reinforced edges and coating, which are suitably designed for optimal chip control and hole quality on any material.

All DrillRush products eliminate the need to remove the entire drill from the spindle in order to replace the head; a process that shortens the work load by shortening cycle times and substantially increases productivity.

For high surface roughness and high precision drilling applications, TaeguTec expanded the DrillRush to include a double margin indexable drill that has a diameter range of 8 mm to 19.5 mm.

The newest member of the drilling family is the solid carbide H-Drill NHD which outperforms the existing SHD and SHO drills due to its optimized cutting edges that are designed for improved drilling stability. Furthermore, other NHD features include a sharp straight cutting edge with precise web thinning, which generates low cutting force and excellent self-centering capability for higher hole accuracy.

For milling operations, TaeguTec’s benchmark high productivity double-sided Mill2Rush lines cover the gamut of industries by providing a highly efficient line that improves economic output.

Because of the Mill2Rush’s huge popularity and recent developments in casting and forging technologies, TaeguTec has introduced an economical, pressed type 6-corner positive mini insert for 90 degree machining.

The Mill2Rush 6NKU 04 cutter, which is optimally suited for low depths-of-cut conditions, is designed with a rigid clamping system and a higher number of teeth to accommodate the smaller 6NKU 04 insert's high positive helical cutting edge for smooth machining and low cutting forces.

TaeguTec also broadened its Mill2Rush line by expanding the popular TNMX 18 series and, in result, is the first in the business to introduce a double-sided triangular insert used in extended flute cutters.

The TNMX 18 addition is characterized by a double-sided triangular insert with an 8 mm thickness and a 13 mm depth of cut – all factors that enable for powerful machining and adds to the Mill2Rush family of cutting tools an even greater choice in heavy duty 90 degree machining.

Another small but powerful milling performer is the Chase2Mill 4NKT 6 mm for end mills, face mills and modular cutters.

The compact four corners double-sided insert for multiple applications has a 90 degree entering angle, is perfect for high ramp down angle applications, has a high positive geometry that generates low cutting force and its cross edge insert geometry prevents unexpected insert failure.

The Chase2Mill 4NKT 6 mm’s increased insert thickness and high strength, combined with the cutter’s wide bottom for improved clamping, enables excellent high stability and productive machining.

Furthermore, the 4NKT’s smaller 6mm size compared to the 11mm and 16mm sizes increases the number of teeth on the cutter which is not only good for machining small components but also makes it a finer pitch tool that increases productivity.

Last but not least is the Chase2Feed’s BLMP 13 size insert that tackles machining applications of up to 2 mm in depth of milling during high-feed conditions.

With its reinforced unique design, high rake angle for better anti-breakage capabilities, reduced cutting loads and excellent chip evacuation, the Chase2Feed’s BLMP 13 is specifically designed for the milling applications performed in the heavy, die and mold, power generation and general industries.

Other positive attributes to note is its 7 mm thickness, six cutting edges, and unique pocket seat which enables for stable machining in high-feed conditions.