Heller Machine Tools

1225 Equity Dr.
Troy, MI 48084 US

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As Seen In Automotive Design & Production

The Makino a500Z combines the technologies of the company’s 4-axis horizontals with the 4th and 5th-axis designs of its high-performance verticals.

Reliable Speed for Production Machining
Makers of high-volume machining centers find ways to improve production time without sacrificing uptime.

A machining line deploying Heller equipment installed at Detroit Diesel was specified at order to take into account the possibility of retrofitting and upgrading the line to extend its capability over time.

Retrofit or Replace?
Retrofitting by design can maximize machining center value.

IMTS 2016 Preview
About the Event The 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) marks the 31st edition of the event which will take place September 12-17, 2016, at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Coating & Machining for Better Bores
Heller is working on productionizing what it calls “CBC”—Cylinder Bore Coating.

Powertrain Machining Approaches—Then & Now
Although production volumes are going up, the need for flexibility in powertrain machin-ing has grown more important. Here’s a look at how things have changed.

New Process Developed for Gear Machining
Heller Machine Tools and Voith, a Germany-based transmission manufacturer, have developed a process that permits the pre-milling and milling operations to produce bevel gears and gear components on a five-axis machining center rather than on a dedicated gear-making machine.To produce gears, they start with the drawing of the part.

A Sampling of Speed: Some Fast Machining Centers
Although people often talk about the flexibility of machining centers, one aspect that shouldn't be overlooked is that some of them offer the ability to go fast. Here are some of them. None are particularly exotic, but they surely can be productive.

Removing Metal
Although there is an increased use of non-metallic materials in cars and components, there are still plenty of steel, cast iron, alloys, aluminum, magnesium, and other metals being transformed into parts on the one hand and chips on the other. Here's an array of equipment that can help make metal removal fast, accurate andefficient.