Broaching Unit Features Lightweight, Rigid Design
Eastec 2019: The redesigned Benz LinA 4.0 broaching unit is lighter and more rigid than its previous version.
The redesigned Benz LinA 4.0 broaching unit is lighter and more rigid than its previous version. It is said to be capable of as many as 1,500 strokes per minute. Fine-tunable and equipped with a standard gear ratio of 2-to-1, this unit minimizes or eliminates vibration, improving the life of the cutter, according to the company. Internal coolant can be provided through the plunger, while improved materials are said to protect against leaks.
Also available on the unit is the Benz i.com application to gather performance data.
I’ve said that the toolholder is the least appreciated element in many milling processes, but the pull stud (or retention knob) is perhaps the least appreciated component of the toolholder.
A seemingly small amount of runout can still be too large for the tool. Reduce this runout, and tool life or productivity may dramatically increase.
Collet toolholders are too important to the machining process to use them incorrectly. Follow this simple advice.