Production Machining

SEP 2018

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:: The Cofa C-series tooling is for 1 / 4 -inch, 1 / 2 -inch and 3 / 4 -inch holes. This automated deburring tool is specifically designed for front and back deburring using CNC machinery. :: Operators have expressed how happy the Cofa tool makes them when they know how many holes need to be run and deburred. productionmachining.com :: 45 Automated Deburring Tool e miniscule size of the holes demands particular attention from an operator, and working with their fingers on such a small hole all day can make them sore and raw. Parts come off the line every 15 to 20 minutes, and operators would then spend up to 10 minutes deburring each piece all day long. e process took a toll on the team. "e guys would not want to come back to work the next day because their fingers and hands were sore from manually deburring these cross-saddle-type holes, top and bottom," Mr. Cross says. With quotas that vary from 700 to 2,500 holes per month, Mr. Cross needed a solution that would get the job done and grind down the part—not his employees. An internet search for deburring cross-holes led to Heule Tool Corp., a provider of precision automated deburring and drilling tools. Mr. Cross ordered Cofa C series tooling for the ¼-inch, ½-inch and ¾-inch holes. is automated deburring tool is specifically designed for front and back deburring using CNC machinery. After dialoguing with the team at Heule to get the programming right, Mr. Cross put the new deburring tool into the production line, and it has worked flawlessly ever since. After the end mill, an operator runs the part through with the Cofa, which deburrs both sides of the saddle, ending in a perfectly deburred, clean part. e deburring tool takes the operator's hands out of the equation, saving five to 10 minutes per part and the operator's hands from cramping and from long-term damage. By making the deburr operation a part of the production cycle on the machine, the operator does not have to feel fatigued over the tedious process of manually deburring holes and can focus his energy on ensuring that parts meet spec and time require- ments. Operators have expressed how happy the Cofa tool makes them when they know how many holes need to be run and deburred since without the new tool, they would all have to be done by hand. Find related articles on this topic at PM's Deburring Zone: LINK :: short.productionmachining.com/deburring "Now our operator can give it a once over and put it in the box," Mr. Cross says. e Cofa tool automates the deburring process, removing burrs from the front and back of drilled-through holes. Controlled by a simple spring, the carbide cutting blade follows the contour of the hole's surface, removing the burs while creating an even tapered corner break. e blade doesn't cut as it passes through the bore, eliminating the risk of damaging the hole's surface. e Cofa tool by Heule Tool shaves off burrs while shaving precious minutes off production time for Mr. Cross' operators. He can ensure smooth holes while meeting high production demands by automating what was once a painstaking, lengthy process. Heule Tool Corp. | 513-860-9900 | heuletool.com

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