Woodlawn, Ohio

R. A. Heller Co.

Locally Owned and Operated Since 1946

R. A. Heller Co.

10530 Chester Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45215
R. A. Heller Co., Industrial Equipment, Services, Cincinnati, Ohio

Since 1946, Heller R A Co. has been the Cincinnati area's top machine shop. Offering hard chrome plating, pump rolls, turbine shafts, and more, this locally owned and operated company proudly serves clients throughout the Midwestern and eastern US with high-quality machine engineering.

For the past 70 years, Heller R A Co. has been serving the needs of a wide variety of industries, ranging from paper to steel. The team of machining experts is able to tackle any job, big or small, in their newly expanded 20,000-square-foot facility, which is the perfect space for the efficient manufacturing and design of small machines.

With their 10-ton crane and a shop filled with cutting-edge equipment, Heller R A Co. can readily handle any hard chrome plating, precision grinding, or piston rod repair work you might require for a competitive price. When you work with this Tri-State Tooling & Manufacturing Association member, you'll be completely satisfied with both the quality of the work and the cost.

Additionally, Heller R A Co. is known for their commitment to the environment. They incorporate eco-friendly manufacturing into their machining work by recycling parts, an extra step which not only decreases their impact on the environment, but saves you money as well.  

When you need high-quality, reliable hard chrome plating or other machining services, turn to the team that's been serving Cincinnati and the surrounding areas for over 60 years. For more information, call Heller R A Co. today at (513) 771-6100 or visit their website

Announcements & Events from R. A. Heller Co.
How Boring Mills Have Evolved Over Time, Woodlawn, Ohio
Boring mills are a staple of machining equipment that serves the purpose of widening cylindrical holes in materials. Today’s equipment is prized for its ability to produce smooth int...read more
3 Common Myths About Precision Grinding, Woodlawn, Ohio
Computer numerical control (CNC) machining, also known as precision grinding, is a versatile process in which layers are gradually removed from a piece of material, or “workpiece,” t...read more
What Are the Differences Between Nickel & Hard Chrome Plating?, Woodlawn, Ohio
Electroplating enhances the durability of metal components, giving them the resilience to handle even the most corrosive or high-friction environments. While a variety of coating met...read more
3 Common Techniques in Precision Grinding, Woodlawn, Ohio
Precision grinding allows skilled fabricators to create a wide range of replacement parts and other items to the most exacting standards possible. Depending on the design and applica...read more
The Differences Between Decorative & Hard Chrome Plating, Woodlawn, Ohio
Chrome plating is found on a variety of products, prized for its durability and bright finish. However, this process can also produce exceptionally hard finishes suitable for an...read more
A wind turbine transfers power from the wind into electrical energy. You can have many of the steel parts of a wind turbine made by machine shop professionals. First, however, it's i...read more
Creating medical implants and devices requires quality materials and precision methods. Metal is a common material used to plate these items since it provides a safe and durable surf...read more
While machinery may be more efficient and tireless than human labor, it’s still vulnerable to deterioration over time. The elements alone can result in rusting and other forms of cor...read more
Hydraulic cylinders can exert immense force, due in part to the intense pressure inside the device. While these components are designed to withstand constant use, corrosion and other...read more
When you think of hard chrome, you might envision hydraulic rods, or piston rods in manufacturing. However, in the aerospace industry, hard chrome serves several purposes. With ...read more
A mechanical component that’s used to move and control construction and industrial equipment, hydraulic cylinders are generally powered by oil. Each cylinder is made up of many parts...read more
Hydraulic cylinders are extremely durable, built to withstand incredible pressure and constant use. However, they’re also precision pieces of equipment, so spare parts do need to be ...read more
In machining, centerless grinding is a process in which material is removed from a workpiece with an abrasive wheel. But unlike other types of OD grinding, the workpiece is not held ...read more
Chrome is a shiny, eye-catching finish that can add luster and appeal to virtually any metal surface. Yet, beyond its allure, hard chrome plating serves several practical purpos...read more
A progressive cavity pump is a device used in a variety of industrial settings. This innovative product is renowned for its efficiency, especially when dealing with more viscous subs...read more
Machine shops perform many types of welding, which is used in every industry, from automotive to structural metals manufacturing. One unique type of weld is the weld overlay, al...read more
The hip replacement procedure is one of the most crucial developments in medical history. It has returned independence to countless people who might otherwise have used wheelchairs—o...read more
As wind power becomes an increasingly popular energy source, industry leaders must find ways to optimize the performance of their high-value turbines. These assets contain several ke...read more
Hard chrome plating is a popular method of reinforcing mechanical components to boost performance and reduce costs. Through this method, metal parts bond with a layer of chromium thr...read more
Firearms generate an incredible amount of heat, which quickly degrades even the most durable steel components. In addition to normal wear, both artillery and gun barrels are vulnerab...read more
If you’re in the process of setting up a new factory, linear bearings are one important component you’ll need to consider. Comprised of a moveable unit attached to a guide rail, thes...read more
Doctors and surgeons rely on high-precision instruments to perform all kinds of medical procedures, from routine treatments to the most complex surgeries. The metal tools used by med...read more
When you want to protect your equipment and materials against wear and corrosion, you have several options. However, few of them offer the advantages of chrome plating. Chrome is pro...read more
Centerless grinding is one of several processes used in metalwork production. It’s also the least understood because of how it works. Once you have a grasp on the basics, you’ll know...read more
  Hard chrome plating is a type of surface engineering in which a specialized chrome-based layer is used to coat a base metal. Also sometimes referred to as industrial chr...read more
Precision grinding is a process that has numerous applications within many industries. It’s often used during the manufacturing process, while also benefiting the toolmaking industry...read more
In general, grinding is a process that brings a metal product to the desired condition by altering the finish and shape of the metal part. However, there is a difference in how preci...read more
Mining equipment takes a beating as it bores through rock and minerals. To ensure you maximize the lifespan of your chrome-plated equipment, you’ll need to stay on top of maintenance...read more
If you take a broken machine to a mechanic and are told you need piston rod repairs, you might feel a bit in the dark about what you’re paying for. However, the first step is learnin...read more
Manufacturing bottled beverages, such as water or soft drinks, requires a specific machining process. The following is a brief overview of what types of equipment are involved. ...read more
With specialized equipment and expertise, precision machine shops can create almost any object imaginable out of raw metal. One of the most common tools is the engine lathe, also kno...read more
When it comes to manufacturing products, being thorough and careful is key. Part of that attention to detail involves shaping the products to the right size and curvature. For the be...read more
Even if you don’t work in a machining industry, welding is useful in a variety of ways. Auto body repair shops, construction companies, and many other industries regularly make use o...read more
No machine shop is complete without a milling machine. In fact, this equipment will undoubtedly be used to complete nearly every job that enters the shop. If you’re wondering wh...read more
Roll manufacturing, or metal rolling, is a process that involves passing metal through a pair of rolls to reduce its size and create uniform thickness. The process can also be repeat...read more
Boring mills are common components of the machining industry. They can be mounted either vertically or horizontally and work to create parts for engineering, mining, aerospace, and m...read more
For many professionals, entering a machining shop can be an overwhelming experience. While you might know what results you’re looking for, the equipment and methods used to produce t...read more
Bearings are an essential machine component meant to restrict relative motion and minimize the friction produced between moving parts. This is a necessary function that occurs in the...read more
Every business in the food processing industry needs easily sanitized equipment capable of withstanding the stress of storage, constant use, and extreme temperatures. Even the smalle...read more
Hard chrome plating is essential for reducing wear and tear on machinery components and increasing the durability of your products. Unlike decorative chroming, this process creates a...read more
Turbines, machine tools, and other industrial equipment suffer constant wear and tear, which can cause premature failure and expensive repairs. Hard chrome plating is a proven proces...read more
If you need to transfer water, you might use a centrifugal pump. When it comes to moving materials that are shear-sensitive or more viscous, though, a progressive cavity pump is...read more
If your business relies on equipment and machinery that utilizes hydraulic pistons, you’re invested in keeping them running properly. However, if the cylinder isn’t correctly maintai...read more
When it comes to engine operation, the piston rod is one of the most essential components to keep in check. Commonly referred to as a “connecting rod,” this attaches to the piston to...read more
A horizontal boring mill, also known as a horizontal boring machine, is a useful and versatile tool in machining equipment or parts. It is unique because it enlarges holes horizontal...read more
In machining and other industries, it’s essential to keep equipment well-maintained to increase productivity and make businesses more profitable. This is important in both big and sm...read more
Every time you halt operations to repair machinery, it costs your company money. Although standard wear and tear are going to call for minor repairs on occasion, you should not have ...read more
Industrial wear occurs when the surfaces of moving industrial equipment encounter either particularly harsh environments or the surfaces of other equipment also in motion. This leads...read more
A high-quality precision grinding shop can fabricate specialty parts and repair vital equipment, helping you keep the facility running at peak efficiency. The right provider will hav...read more
Machine shops use a variety of grinding processes to shape metals, giving them the ability to fabricate parts, components, and objects of almost any size and shape. Two of the most c...read more
Hydraulic seals are soft, non-metallic rings that are used to contain and prevent the leakage of fluid between components. While these seals are created to be highly durable, when us...read more
Hydraulic pumps are used in almost every type of production system, from plastic mold injection machines to the common conveyor belt. With proper maintenance, most hydraulic pumps wi...read more
Serving a variety of industries ranging from automotive manufacturing to aerospace engineering, hard chrome plating is one of the toughest industrial metal finishes around. Incr...read more
When complex machines break, finding an original part to fix the problem may not always be an option, and clients will count on you to help them out. However, keeping up wi...read more
Centerless grinding is an incredibly efficient process, used to create high-volume orders without sacrificing accuracy. Unlike traditional grinding methods, which require the product...read more
When it comes to precision grinding, you get what you pay for. While some may choose to seek out bargains at the expense of quality, doing so can actually hamper the process and cont...read more
There are many different types of projects that require professional precision grinding. If your business needs this specialized service, you want to make sure the job is done correc...read more
To manipulate a piece of metal, you’ll need to determine which grinding process makes the most sense for your prototype. To make the right choice between Blanchard and precision...read more
What do machining industry specialists place at the top of their professional priority lists? Workplace safety will always be at the number one spot. Creating a safer machine shop wo...read more
  Centerless grinding is an essential component of many machining projects, but unless you’ve worked in a machine shop before, you likely don’t know much about it. Unlike cente...read more
Automation, which is also sometimes referred to as “lights-out” manufacturing, is a controversial subject for workers around the country. Fear of job loss is a valid concern, but whe...read more
Centerless grinding has many benefits that machining experts already know about, like making surfaces smoother and improving straight lines during the grinding process. However,...read more
No matter what industry you work in, finding a quality machine shop can be a challenge. While trustworthy referrals are essential, there are a few factors that can simplify your...read more
Boring is the process of enlarging the diameter of a hole. A horizontal boring mill is a common tool used for many machining applications—since drilling tools can only apply a standa...read more
With proper maintenance and care, your OD grinding machine should operate without issue for a long time. However, if you’re concerned about costly repairs or replacement, it pay...read more
The machinists at R.A. Heller Co. in Cincinnati, OH, have extensive knowledge and background in machining and industrial repair. They have experience in a variety of industries ...read more
Used to remove material from a workpiece's external diameter without having to rely on support centers, a centerless grinding machine is integral to various industries. Everyone from...read more
When you work with a machine shop, you have the expectation that they will use the most advanced machining techniques to achieve the best and most efficient results for your products...read more
When investing in metal products, consumers seek out the highest possible quality, and hard chrome plating achieves just that. Based in Cincinnati, OH, R. A. Heller Co...read more
Precision grinding is an important and highly specialized machining process, one that requires particular equipment and a machine shop with experienced, well-trained personnel. Any t...read more
If you manufacture metal products, it’s very likely that precision grinding has been useful to you in the past. This step in the production process involves several different factor...read more
Every manufacturing facility depends on the reliability and efficiency of its equipment. After all, the more time you spend maintaining a component of your process, the less you're a...read more
Precision grinding is, as the name implies, a practice requiring expert skill. That’s why R.A. Heller Co. in Cincinnati employs experienced machinists who work with high qu...read more
For those employed in the metal fabrication or manufacturing industry, you’re likely aware that a variety of machinery is utilized to create the parts you use on a daily basis. R. A....read more
No one knows how costly it can be to replace tools and parts better than the experts from R A Heller Co. in Cincinnati, OH. They also know just how to make them last for years to com...read more
Hard chrome plating has several amazing benefits. It's used for improving wear and tear resistance, reducing friction, preventing seizing and galling, and restoring the dim...read more