Case Studies

Inconel Exhaust Flange

Reducing Production Costs for Inconel Machining

Posted on: November 9, 2021
Tags: Aerospace, BSF, Spotfacing, Inconel, Back Counterboring

View PDF Challenge: A precision manufacturer focused on the aerospace Industry was using a competitor’s manual back counterbore tool for an exhaust flange. The customer was looking for a faster automated solution similar to what they have used on

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application drawing for deburring

Automating Deburring to Free Up Operator Time

Posted on: September 23, 2019
Tags: COFA, Deburring, Heavy Equipment

A manufacturer of agricultural equipment wanted to replace manual deburring. They were running all of their machines unattended with one operator, so they wanted to move deburring to the machine and free up time so the operator could monitor other machines and parts. 

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machining wheel hubs

Simplifying Machining Processes with the SNAP Chamfering Tool

Posted on: February 4, 2019
Tags: Automotive, Cast Iron, SNAP, Chamfering

A manufacturer producing around 200,000 wheel hubs for trucks each year was looking for a solution to chamfer the front and back of the through holes in one set-up. 

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automated deburring result

Eliminating Manual Deburring and Improving Part Quality

Posted on: January 15, 2019
Tags: COFA, Steel, Energy, Deburring, Cross Hole Deburring

A manufacturer in the energy industry had to resort to time-consuming manual deburring when a competitor’s tool failed to do the job. Deburring the part outside the machine took approximately 9 minutes. This is a substantial amount of time and labor since they were producing more than 1000 parts per month. HEULE's COFA tool was the solution that cut production time and eliminated the need to manually deburr. 

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Spotface Inconel

Reducing Production Costs for Machining Inconel Gear Housings

Posted on: November 1, 2018
Tags: Precision Machining, Aerospace, BSF, Spotfacing, Inconel, Back Counterboring

A precision manufacturer focused on the aerospace Industry was using a competitor’s back spotfacing tool for a gear housing, as the Heule BSF had not been introduced at the time his project began. Due to his lack of success with the competitor’s tool (tool breakage as well as insert longevity) the customer was willing to test the HEULE BSF not long after its introduction.

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cross bore deburring crankshaft

Deburring 1:1 Ratio Oil Bores on a Crankshaft

Posted on: October 1, 2018
Tags: Automotive, Precision Machining, Steel, Cross Hole Deburring, COFA-X

A manufacturer was deburring the oil bores on these crankshafts by hand for a large automotive customer. After repeated complaints from the customer, the manufacturer set out to look for a more reliable process for producing higher quality parts. HEULE determined that the application was suitable for the newly-innovated COFA-X, currently the only automated solution available on the market for deburring 1:1 ratio cross bores. 

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wind mill blade hub counterbore tool

Applying Counterbores to a Wind Mill Blade Hub

Posted on: October 1, 2018
Tags: Cast Iron, Counterboring, Energy, Back Counterboring, GH/E

A manufacturer of wind mills discovered HEULE's GH/E tool for applying counterbores to a wind mill blade hub, saving over 12 hours per part to produce.

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finshed hole 2

Deburring Challenging Cross Bores on a Valve Fitting

Posted on: October 1, 2018
Tags: Steel, Deburring, Cross Hole Deburring, COFA-X, X-Bores

A hydraulics manufacturer was able to reduce production costs and eliminate manual deburring using HEULE's X-Bores technology to deburr complex cross bores. 

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alum wheel

Combining Drilling, Deburring, Chamfering, and Countersinking on an Aluminum Wheel Valve Hole

Posted on: May 23, 2018
Tags: Automotive, Aluminum, VEX-S, Drilling, SNAP, Deburring, Countersinking, Chamfering

A manufacturer producing approximately 800,000 aluminum wheels for the automotive industry each year was looking for a more cost-effective and efficient solution to produce valve holes that would not require turning of the work piece. 

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Motorcycle fork

A More Efficient and Cost-saving Back Counterbore Tool for Motorcycle Parts

Posted on: March 22, 2018
Tags: Automotive, Steel, SOLO, Back Counterboring

A high-volume motorcycle manufacturer that was producing 480 lower fork arm brackets per day was seeking an efficient back counterbore tool.  Their current tool was having issues with tool breakage and required machine down time for insert changes. 

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