Allied Machine’s team of engineers developed technology that takes “the go-to solution for general purpose holemaking to a performance level previously unachievable by a spade insert”.

The T-A Pro drill combines material-specific insert geometries, a redesigned drill body and a proprietary through-coolant system to allow penetration rates that run at speeds up to 30% faster than other high performance drills on the market.

Coolant outlets are designed to direct maximum flow to the cutting edge, providing quick heat extraction where it is most critical - even at significantly higher speeds. Material-specific insert geometries produce “impeccable” chip formation and the drill body incorporates straight flutes redesigned for maximum coolant flow and excellent rigidity.

These design elements combine to extend tool life, create consistent quality holes and provide superior chip evacuation. As a result, the T-A Pro drill offers machine shops and high production manufacturers a spade drill with incredible speed and a cost per hole averaging 25% less than existing drills.

The T-A Pro drilling system will be available in diameters ranging from 11.10 mm – 47.80 mm and is ideal for holes ranging in stub, 3xD, 5xD, 7xD, 10xD, 12xD and 15xD depths.

The drill will be available in both metric and imperial shanks, with flat and cylindrical variants. The carbide insert geometries offered initially will cater to the following ISO material classes:

  • Steel (P) with AM300 coating
  • Cast iron (K), with TiAlN coating
  • Non-ferrous (N) with TiCN coating
  • Product manager, Sal Deluca, states: “The T-A Pro drill is designed for use in applications ranging well beyond general-purpose drilling. It truly will target all industries, offering phenomenal tool life at high penetration rates, especially in situations where the balance of chip formation at high penetration is critical.”

    The T-A Pro drilling system will be available to order from Allied Machine’s preferred distributors from 26 October 2020.