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"The VEX-P Combination Tool replaced two tools and cut our cycle time in half for that operation." 

 

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VEX-P combination drill and chamfer tool

VEX-P

High Performance Drilling and Chamfering

  • Patented self-centering cutting geometry sets new benchmarks in drilling technology
  • Solid carbide drill tip combined with patented SNAP chamfering system
  • High drilling performance with short chips, even with long chipping materials
  • Large chip channel optimizes swarf evacuation
  • Quick and easy drill tip and chamfer blade replacement
  • No pre-setting between drill changes
  • Ideal for high-production environments
  • Typical applications include brake discs, tube applications, wheel hubs 

Available from stock for immediate delivery in sizes from 11 mm to 17 mm (.433"-.669")
Customized designs available for special application needs 

VEX-P combination drill and chamfer tool

How Do I Order a VEX-P Tool?

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1. Determine the drill hole size.
2. Select the appropriate drill tip and the coordinating tool holder.
3. Choose the SNAP chamfer blade according to the needed chamfer size.

Application Data Sheet for VEX-P

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VEX-P Case Study

Combining Tools to Machine a Mounting Bore

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Challenge:

A manufacturer in the automotive industry in China produces about 12 million aluminium wheels for passenger vehicles per year. The customer is looking for a solution to produce the mounting bore for the wheels cost-effectively in one operation without having to turn the workpiece.

drawing of a machine application for aluminum wheels using a drill and chamfer tool

Application Details

  • Through bore: Ø14.0mm
  • Counterbore forward: Ø36.0 mm
  • 60° Sinking forward on the bore: Ø14.0 mm
  • Back chamfer: 1.0 mm x 45º
  • Material: aluminium

Solution

The solution from HEULE is a VEX-P combined drill and countersink tool which has been specially adapted for the customer. In one pass and without any further tool change the four form elements can be machined.

The back deburring is executed by the proven SNAP principle.
For the forward counterbore a WSP plate made out of carbide is used.

Machining parameters:
Drill operation:
Speed 3500 rev/min, cutting speed vc 155 m/Min, working feed 0.3 mm/rev

Sinking forward / chamfering backward:
Speed 2800 rev/min, cutting speed vc 140 m/min, working feed 0.1 - 0.15 mm/rev

aluminum wheel mounting bore drilled and chamfered with the VEX-P combination drill and chamfer tool

Results

The production of bores and counterbores in aluminium wheels required the use of four different tools. Furthermore, the operation plan included one turning of the workpiece. The maintenance effort and the down time for the readjustment of the repaired tools were considerable. The high costs for the existing tools and the non-guaranteed process capability have been reason enough to rethink the present production sequence. The customer is very satisfied by the result and the achieved savings of time and money.