HELLER solutions:

Customer-specific solutions with measurable results

It is the most advanced and most productive manufacturing line at Engel Austria in Schwertberg: three HELLER H 8000 working as a linked automated system with the aim to gradually double the capacity and to achieve a 20 percent reduction in idle times. Already during the run-up phase the system has come within reach of achieving these goals.

Task Setting

  • 17 to 20 percent reduction in production costs to be achieved by cutting machining times with a special emphasis on idle time reduction
  • Linked manufacturing line to gradually take over production of 500 different components previously produced on stand-alone machines
  • Reduction of outsourced work by approx. 2,000 hours/year by doubling of capacities and optimising setup processes
  • Guaranteed just-in-time delivery of components even in the event of order fluctuations
  • The tolerances of the core components range between two to three hundredth of a millimetre

Project scope and solution

  • Three HELLER machines model H 8000: one has been exclusively designed for machining of cast iron, one for steel and one for a combination of cast iron/steel
  • The three HELLER machining centres model H 8000 with 531 tool storage places each and Fastems automation system with 156 pallets
  • Two of the three 4-axis machining centres are equipped with HELLER's integrated outfacing head


  • Improved capacity and reduced non-productive time
  • Increased availability of the system
  • Guaranteed high component quality


Contact HELLER Machine Tools

Heller Machine Tools L.P.
1225 Equity Drive
Troy, Michigan USA 48084
Tel: +1 248 658 6600
Fax: +1 248 288 9560

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