Automated cross bore deburring
Cincinnati, Ohio – Heule Tool Corp. introduces new X-Bore series tooling for the automated precision deburring of cross bores. Four chip making tool versions are available to address four different challenge areas associated with deburring:
1. COFA allows for easy deburring of cross bores by removing burrs on the front and back of a drilled through-hole on even and uneven surfaces in a single cycle. It radially removes the burrs without requiring the workpiece to be turned or the spindle to be stopped. COFA is the standard solution for round tubes, yokes, and other uneven, angled surfaces. All COFA tooling is available from stock and shipped from Heule’s Cincinnati-area warehouse.
2. COFA-X, for more complex situations, is designed to handle three types of bores: those with an identical or nearly identical diameter crossing each other; bores which merge into one another; and crossing bores with offset centers. This system is effective on fittings, hydraulic manifolds, and other components with 1:1 ratio of holes.
3. Main Bore Tool deburrs cross bores that leave sharp edges, such as for a central bore where several cross bores of various diameters lead in from different angles. The Main Bore Tool allows several cross bores to be machined right at the burr base and is effective on shafts and drive train components with intersecting cross holes.
4. Cross Bore Deburring (CBD) Tool was developed to deburr oil bores by penetrating the cross bore and deburring the bore intersection in a process-safe manner. In addition to the classic crank shaft oil bore, CBD tooling is suitable for extremely complex intersecting bores and through-holes with interrupted surfaces.
Heule Tool Corp., in Loveland, Ohio, supports a wide range of hole-finishing tools for front and back deburring, countersinking, chamfering, and counterboring for larger industrial manufacturing companies throughout North America. The company specializes in high production environments in the automotive, aerospace, energy, and medical industries. The parent company, Heule AG, located in Balgach, Switzerland, has manufactured cutting tools since 1961.