Skiving & Burnishing

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  • Diameter Range (ID): 50 – 180 mm (2.0-7.0 in)
  • Diameter Range (OD): 60 – 244.5 mm (2.38 – 9.62 in)
  • Minimum Part Length: 154.2 mm (6.0 in)
  • Spindle Speed 1650 RPM maximum
  • Spindle Power: 45 kW (60 hp)
  • Feed System: Hydraulic, 45 kN (1000 lbf) maximum


  • Available in two standard models – 2-meter maximum part length (SHD-2400) and also 4-meter maximum part length (SHD-4400)
  • Large 394 mm (15.5 in) HMI with intuitive controls
  • Heavy-duty 55 mm (2.16 in) linear rails for maximum durability.
  • CE compliant with a combination of light curtains and fencing.
  • Best in industry 3-year warranty.

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The basic principle of Skiving Roller Burnishing is where the skiving tool (a modified floating reamer) produces a geometrically true round bore, a prerequisite for successful roller burnishing.  In addition, this process has proven to be the fastest method of ID finishing of seamless or DOM tubing, with average rates of metal removal of 2540 mm up to 3810 mm (100″ to 150″) per minute.  Due to certain industry demands, the Skiving/Roller Burnishing tool assembly has become a combination of Reaming/Skiving/Roller Burnishing tool assembly. Also, capable of removing up to as much as 6.35 mm (.250”) total stock removal in one operation.

BTA Heller offers a full range of individual or combined Skiving/Roller Burnishing tool assemblies starting at 12.7 mm up to 508 mm (.500″ to 20.000”) diameter and for cylinder lengths up to 10.06 meters (33 feet) long.  Also, due to the productivity and accuracy demands, our Skiving Roller Burnishing tooling is mostly utilized on stand-alone deep hole drilling machines.

Consider these unique advantages BTA Heller Indexable Skiving/Roller Burnishing Tools:

  • I.D. Burnishing Tools ranging from 4.75 mm – 508 mm (.187” – 20.000”) diameters.
  • One Direction Skiving / Roller Burnishing Tools ranging from 37.59 mm – 508 mm (1.480” – 20.000”) diameters.
  • Improved surface finish – as fine as .1016 to .1542 micron (4 to 6 microinch) (Ra) on average.
  • Improved size control – tolerances within .13 mm (.005 inch) on average and much finer for special applications.
  • Increased surface hardness – up to 5 to 10% or more.
  • Improved fatigue life – as much as 300% or better.
  • Enhanced corrosion resistance.
  • Elimination of tool marks and minor surface imperfections.
  • Replaces expensive secondary operations, such as grinding, honing, or lapping.
  • Cleaner than honing or other abrasive operations.
  • Faster production, at a lower cost, as compared to other ID finishing processes.
  • This process has recently been accepted as an alternate method of ID finishing by other than the hydraulic cylinder industry.

Finally, contact BTA Heller today to order your skiving and roller burnishing machines and tools.