The BENZ LinA broaching system changes the rotary motion of the live tool turret into a linear motion for broach and spline machining on turning centers. With a BENZ LinA, the programmer can position the Z-axis to the start position and program a constant X feed until the broach depth has been achieved, at 1000 rpm/1000 strokes per minute. It utilizes an integrated feature that lifts the tool .006” off the material on the return stroke for a better surface finish and tool life. A typical 3/8” x .187” x 1.250” keyway would take almost two minutes to cut on a lathe.
A BENZ LinA can machine the same feature in steel in 6 – 8 seconds. BENZ offers the LinA in radial and axial models, in short, standard, long and XL stroke versions. Machining complete drive assemblies on one machine are now possible with just one tool.
BENZ also offers set-up and installation assistance, as well as US based service and support.