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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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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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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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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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cross bore with irregular surface

Deburring Bores on Hard-to-Reach Irregular Surfaces

Posted on: February 12, 2018
Tags: COFA, Automotive, Steel, Deburring

A  manufacturer of V-8 crankshafts was faced with the challenge of deburring a main bore that broke into seven different surfaces, some of which were angled/irregular. They needed a tool solution that would reach all the large exit bores on the hard-to-reach surfaces of the part.

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drill deburr chamfer sprocket wheel

Saving 34% Cycle Time on a Sprocket Wheel

Posted on: January 11, 2018
Tags: Automotive, Precision Machining, Steel, Drilling, Deburring, VEX-P, Chamfering

A subcontracting company to the automotive and the fittings industry produces a range of components such as flanges, sprockets and drive shafts and was looking for a solution to reduce cycle time for drilling, deburring, and chamfering a sprocket wheel. 

Previously, the customer used a full carbide drill for the hole and a front and back deburring tool for removal of the burrs. The cycle time for all 12 bores amounted to 320 seconds. Since the deburring tool failed to produce a consistent chamfer, the sprockets had to be reworked manually outside of the machine.

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Eliminating Manual Deburring of a Steering Column Component

Posted on: December 6, 2017
Tags: COFA, Automotive, Steel, Deburring

A subcontractor to the automotive industry used to deburr a fork laboriously by hand. The fork is part of the steering column. Faced with the problem that the manual deburring was too time-consuming and that it became a bottle neck in the production process, the company set out to look for a new solution.

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hydraulic fitting with cross bores

Automating Cross Hole Deburring on a Hydraulic Component

Posted on: November 29, 2017
Tags: Precision Machining, Steel, Cross Hole Deburring, COFA-X

A manufacturer of hydraulic components and fittings was looking for a more efficient and safer deburring solution for the cross hole of a ball valve. The goal was to automate the process and eliminate the tedious and time-consuming work of removing the burrs of the bore edge by hand with a brush.

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countersinks on a tractor component

Countersinking Bores for a Tractor Component

Posted on: November 17, 2017
Tags: Steel, SOLO, Heavy Equipment, Countersinking

A major heavy equipment manufacturer was looking for a solution to produce countersinks on bores for a gear component on a tractor.

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Automating Back Deburring in High Production Automotive Manufacturing

Posted on: October 9, 2017
Tags: Automotive, Precision Machining, Steel, SNAP, Deburring

A precision machining supplier to the automotive industry who produces more than 1 million common rails per year was looking for a solution to automate the back deburring of a low pressure bore.

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Cross Hole Deburring a Stainless Steel Pipe

Posted on: October 9, 2017
Tags: COFA, Precision Machining, Steel, Deburring, Cross Hole Deburring, X-Bores

A Precision Machinist was looking for a solution to deburr the cross bores of a pipe for industrial cleaners automatically front and back. The difficulty here was the accessibility of the back bore edge.

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chamfering, car hydraulic chamfer

Producing Quality Chamfers on Car Hydraulic Components

Posted on: September 22, 2017
Tags: Automotive, Steel, SNAP, Chamfering

A manufacturer of car hydraulics components was using a solid carbide chamfer tool that was not producing the quality of chamfers they needed for their part. They replaced it with HEULE's SNAP tool, which allowed them to increase the precision and quality of chamfers to their desired level of quality.

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