BENZ Inc. Broaching Tools Perform ID and OD Broaching with One Tool

Originally titled 'Broaching Tools Perform ID and OD Broaching with One Tool'

BENZ Inc.’s LinA and LinS broaching tools perform ID and OD broaching with the one tool.

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BENZ Inc.’s LinA and LinS broaching tools perform ID and OD broaching with the one tool. ID and OD keyways, splines, torx and hex shapes can all be machined with the same tool. Use of the LinA and LinS broaching tools also reduces cycle time and increases machine life by eliminating wear on guideways and abuse on spindle bearings, the company says.

The BENZ LinA Broach for BMT and VDI applications is available in six different models engineered for specific applications. The LinA Radial FSS has a short 0.669” stroke, higher operating speed, greater stability, improved surface quality and can broach a 0.375” x 0.187” x 0.699” keyway in 5 to 7 seconds. The LinA FS Radial has a 1.259” stroke and can broach a 0.375” x 0.187” x 1.259” keyway in 6 to 8 seconds.  The LinA FSL Radial has a 2.007” stroke and can broach a 0.375” x 0.187” x 2.007” keyway in 7 to 9 seconds. The LinA XL is designed for large turning applications and large diameter parts, with a larger 3.937” working stroke and groove width up to 0.7874”.  Driven by an auxiliary motor, the LinA XL is a special broach designed for non-live tool lathe applications.

The BENZ LinS broaching tool system enables programmers to broach splines, torx, hex and keyways on their machining centers. The LinS provides broaching solutions without compromising either spindle or spindle-bearing integrity. By rotating the spindle at 50 rpm, the LinS provides spindle and bearing protection and the torque arm eliminates oscillating spindle conditions, which will cause the broach insert to chip. The LinS can also be adjusted manually to provide 360-degree rotation and can be used with a fourth axis to create splines, torx and hex shapes.