The DeHoff 1024C is a custom-designed machine for gundrilling the axles of the new all-electric Ford F-150 pickup truck.
The machine enables a Tier-1 supplier to produce lighter axles in large volumes for use in the F-150's all-wheel drive electric layout.
The 1024C has a 1-inch (25.4 mm) gundrilling capacity and a 24-inch (610 mm) gundrilling depth. It features six gundrilling spindles on a single machine base, and it utilizes adjustable tailstocks and hydraulic workpiece clamping. The axles are automatically loaded and unloaded using a lift-and-carry material handling system.
DeHoff machines feature steel box ways and hand-scraped mating components. This results in superior vibration damping, extended tool life, and improved surface finish. DeHoff gundrilling machines are designed and manufactured by Kays Engineering in Marshall, Missouri, USA.
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