boeck’s HERO deburring discs are being used by Eberhardt
Heroes in production –
the faster way to achieve edge-rounding
All-round service including consultation and fast delivery
Faster, better, stronger – mythical heroes from Heracles with his legendary physical strength to Lancelot, a glowing knight at King Arthur's table, and Siegfried the Dragon Slayer, they all stand out clearly from the crowd. Thanks to their outstanding qualities, they are capable of extraordinary deeds. The HERO deburring discs by boeck GmbH also achieve outstanding results: They achieve excellent edge-rounding within a very short time. The stainless steel experts at Eberhardt GmbH in Lichtenau witness that they live up to their name every day and have been able to significantly reduce their process times.
From stainless steel washbasins used in sausage production to presses weighing 800 kg for suppliers of industrial meat products – Eberhardt GmbH develops and manufactures high-quality stainless steel products for meat products companies. Ham presses, smoking and cooking products, as well as shelves.
The family business, employing 65 members of staff, produces hygiene and waste water technology made of stainless steel, which it supplies to over 100 countries.
To mark their 40th anniversary, Eberhardt invested in a fourth plant. In order to meet the requirements of an individual and flexible production able to provide high quality, the new facility was equipped with a modern machine park using trend-setting CNC technology. Among others, the company purchased a WEBER PT 1350. The new generation of universal grinding machines is ideally suited for deburring, rounding, descaling, and surface grinding of fine or heavy plates. Up to five grinding stations enable all processing variants. “We are always keen to use the latest technologies for our customers. As a result, we are always looking for optimal process solutions for our constantly growing machinery – also for our new WEBER grinding and deburring machine. In boeck GmbH, we have found the ideal partner to provide grinding and deburring tools”, says Ralf Eberhardt, Head of Development at Eberhardt GmbH.
HERO masters high demands with flying colours
Eberhardt mainly processes 304 (1,4301) stainless steel for the high-quality products – but, on request, also higher alloyed material such as 316 (1,4401) or 316Ti (1,4571). “In order to meet the high demands of the food industry, the quality of deburring and surface finishing is crucial when processing stainless steel components. In particular, Eberhardt’s very strong edge-rounding with sheet metal components posed a major challenge – exactly the right task for our newly developed HERO deburring discs”, qualified engineer and business graduate Marc Böck, Managing Director of boeck GmbH is won over.
And rightly so: “We used to have to deburr and round the edges of the sheets by hand, which was a time-consuming process for our personnel. With HERO tools on our WEBER grinding and deburring machine, we achieve the extreme edge-rounding required on our components – and that in the shortest possible time. This saves us up to 80 percent in terms of process times”, says Kevin Eberhardt, Production Manager at Eberhardt GmbH enthusiastically. “With an annual processing volume of 1,500 tonnes of stainless steel sheet, this is considerable. Four employees, who were previously only responsible for deburring and edge-rounding, can now be employed more sensibly elsewhere.”
Technological leap thanks to the innovative structure
Why are HERO tools so efficient? The core feature of the new deburring discs is the extremely high abrasive density coupled with very high flexibility of the grinding set. To achieve this, boeck has developed a new arrangement and slot structure for the abrasive flaps. This increases the abrasive area many times over and thus also increases the performance of deburring machines. This result is no coincidence since the team of experts around the engineers Marc and Jochen Böck put their heart and soul into developing and producing tailor-made tool solutions for sheet metal deburring – from deslagging, rounding, and oxide removal to surface finishing.
Like most boeck products, HERO deburring discs are available with various surfaces to cover a wide range of applications. The Brown Edition is the all-rounder and can therefore be used for all types of sheet metal. If you want to deburr a little more aggressively, you need the Blue Edition. Compared to the standard material, the abrasive cloth achieves a higher abrasion at the edges of the sheet, resulting in better edge-rounding. The Grey Edition will win you over when processing aluminium and plastic components and also leaves the workpieces with a shiny surface.
Tools for all applications
Eberhardt also use boeck tools for less demanding work. Marc Böck: “If less edge-rounding is required for stainless steel components, these are processed in Lichtenau with our PROFESSIONAL edition QUICK deburring discs. They are well suited for secondary burring and rounding of sheet metal components. Thanks to the double-row arrangement, they have more abrasive cloth than other deburring discs and ensure a uniform pressure ratio.”
Depending on the workpiece spectrum and the desired deburring or rounding result, boeck’s portfolio offers different variants of the QUICK deburring discs. For example, there is a standard variant for all types of sheet metal, there are several variants for greater edge-rounding and surface roughening, variants for aluminium and plastic processing, and especially for wet processing. boeck also offers QUICK tools for deburring outer edges as well as sheets with small recesses and drill holes.
Eberhardt also uses abrasive cloth belts from boeck for primary burr removal. In addition to different grit ranges, the user can choose between different abrasives for the abrasive cloth belts. Whether for universal use or aggressive but cool grinding, for a fine grinding pattern with high cutting ability or high material removal at a low processing temperature, long service life, and good surface quality – there is something for every requirement.
More than just a tool supplier
boeck’s service goes far beyond the supply of tools. “We are always looking to provide the best solution for our customers and therefore not only advise them on the right tool selection but also assist them in in every possible way, for example, when setting up the respective machine. Because only with the right parameters can the potential of our tools be fully exploited and benefit the user in terms of productivity as well as economically”, says Marc Böck. Here, boeck can rely on many years of experience and know-how. Not only do they develop tailor-made tool solutions, the tools are also manufactured on specially designed machines with a high degree of automation.
Which is another aspect that won over Eberhardt: “Whether by phone or on our premises – boeck’s experts provide us with quick, straightforward, and always very competent advice. Not least, the extensive tests with boeck ensure excellent results in deburring and edge-rounding. And that is not all: Short reaction and delivery times as well as the very good price-performance ratio of the tools round off boeck GmbH’s service package”, Kevin and Ralf Eberhardt both agree.
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