Mollart appointed to represent Ohio Tool Works
Mollart Engineering’s appointment by Ohio Tool Works for its specialist honing agency adds to the UK portfolio in
complete hole and bore production technology
Ohio Tool Works (OTW) a specialist honing machine tool, tooling and bore finishing application company has added Mollart Engineering to its worldwide distribution network. As a result, the new agency brings a further dimension to Mollart’s deep hole drilling portfolio, in particular for bore finishing tool supply.
Mollart managing director Ian Petitt says: “OTW like Mollart, services many of the global industrial sectors such as oil and gas, automotive, medical and hydraulic as well, as general metalworking. Therefore, our appointment will not only broaden our deep hole drilling product range but also expand our customer support capability across the finishing of bores and deep holes through standard and customised honing abrasive tool supply.”
OTW has a bore finishing history spanning over a hundred years. It has sales of some $12 million with an 80,000 ft2 facility in Ashland, Ohio. It produces a range of OTW-VersaHone vertical honing and OTW-1000 horizontal single and twin-spindle honing machines for precision finishing of on-centre and off-centre bores plus a wide range of bore and tube hone tooling.
With an in-house capability to mix abrasives, OTW is also able to specifically tailor tools to suit a particular process. Honing stones are available in metal bond and vitrified bonds covering silicon carbide, aluminium oxide, and vitrified abrasives in standard and customised variants of grains, grades, grit sizes, formulations and mounts. These will support all major brands of bore honing machines.
The company is also a key supplier of microcrystalline and monocrystalline cubic boron nitride (CBN) abrasives and diamond abrasive tooling in synthetic and natural diamond for the finishing process. Tool geometries cover all standard heights, widths and lengths with modified standards for blind holes, hard tips, pre-radius and pre-condition requirements. OTW is also a proven specialist supplier of honing oils.
The OTW-VersaHone vertical machines have bore production capacities from 5.0 mm to 610 mm with strokes up to 1,829 mm, while the OTW horizontal machines have capacities from 12 mm to 610 mm as standard with larger diameters available on request. Machines can work to bore depths up to 16 m and stock removals can be up to 40.9 cm3/min. Full automation packages are available through Mollart Engineering.
The Mollart Engineering group of companies is a precision mechanical engineering business with an international reputation in the pioneering development and building of deep hole drilling machine tools, tooling, including gun drills, deep hole boring and bore finishing.
It also has a high level of expertise as a subcontract machinist and fabricator based on adding value to deep hole processing and general machining and has Quality Management Systems certified to:
ISO9001:2008 and AS9100 Rev.C – EN9100:2009
Mollart has its headquarters, design and manufacturing operations in Chessington, Surrey plus a modern production facility in Resolven, South Wales. On both sites, multi-axis machining is carried out on complex, often high value components, along with part fabrication and the ability to assemble components in our ISO 7 cleanroom facility.
Within the website Mollart will outline its expertise, built-up since its inception in 1929, across a wide sector of industries including: aerospace and defence, automotive, oil and gas, subsea, mould and die, nuclear, medical, semiconductor and telecommunications.