We’ve got BIG News! As of Jan. 1, 2024, all support for Elliott Tools will transition to Elliott. This includes sales and service support for all metal finishing, burnishing, recessing and mechanical joining tools previously sold by Monaghan. This will open the door for us to focus in on our goal of being your “cutting tool expert”. 

Case Study: IRU Hydraulic Valve Bodies



One of our customers was manufacturing hydraulic valve bodies made of Cast Iron grade 250 using a CNC horizontal milling machine. The valve bodies required recess in (8) positions, and previously the customer used a carbide cutter to interpolate each of the recesses individually. This was extremely time consuming with a cycle time of 20 minutes per bore.


After assessing our customer’s problem, we decided to recommend our Internal Recessing Unit. Here are the statistics of our IRU recessing operation:
IRU machining a hydraulic valve body


The IRU recessing system produced all (8) “land face” cuts in 1 pass, maintaining the 0.003” (0.07mm) positional tolerance between the grooves. The time savings was 19 minutes and 45 seconds or an 8,000% time savings. This time savings eliminated the need for our customer to purchase another expensive CNC horizontal milling machine.

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