Heavy-Duty Honing Tools for Tubes
The honing of long large-diameter tubes often found in the hydraulic, oil and gas, and defence industry sectors has been an issue for many years, particularly with regard to abrasive life due to higher levels of stock removal. In response to this, Delapena has developed a new range of heavy-duty honing tools, HD Super Tooling, along with new abrasives and honing oil specially developed for use with these tools.
HD Super Tooling features a modular design that allows customers to select combinations of stone carriers and stone supports, to provide the optimum honing solution for any bore diameter (and material type) between 108 and 1,222 mm. In addition to the range of diameters, users can choose either a short, standard or long series hone tool; they can also choose from Delapena's extensive range of abrasives for the rouging, finishing, polishing and super-finishing of virtually any material. Delapena has also added a new diamond abrasive designed to enhance the processing of particularly difficult to machine materials and increase stock removal.
Delapena's project manager Jay Welsby says: "A major advantage of the UK designed and manufactured tooling is that the system can be adapted to fit almost all honing machines, including those from Gehring Technologies - our global partner, which will fit the HD Super Tooling to all of its Tubehone machines as a standard fitment."