The Ohio Broach & Machine Company is known for world-class broaching services, but the company also manufactures a line of broaching machines, so that customers can perform their own broaching applications privately. This lineup allows for a variety in broach machine design, including both vertical and horizontal options for different tasks.
For more than half a century, designing, building, marketing, and selling its own broaching machines has been a key part of Ohio Broach’s success.
All of the options available
One major broach machine design available from the company is the heavy-duty vertical surface broaching machine, which includes such features as high carbon steel ways hardened and ground for long lifespans, precision ram slides made of high-tensile cast iron, lubrication systems with operational interlocks, an integral coolant reservoir with a high-efficiency coolant pumps, and an integral hydraulic reservoir and hydraulic system with a high-performance, fixed-displacement vane pump.
The company also offers a dual-ram vertical broaching machine, which is like the previous machine, but with two heavy-duty vertical surface ram and guide block assemblies on a common base. This machine is available to customers in the traditional alternating ram operation, or as two independently operating rams.
The RP/224 vertical surface unit has a compact broach machine design that uses up minimal floor space. This machine is recommended for flats, slots, surface contours, and other secondary operations. Among its features are solid-state programmable controls, a durable cast iron guide block, a point-pressurized lubrication system, and high-performance pumps, controls, and valves.
Ohio Broach offers three types of horizontal internal broaching machines: the HC and HDC, which have close-grained, high-tensile, one-piece cast iron guide heads, and the HF, with a continuously welded and thermally stress-relieved, fabricated-steel guide head. All pull heads have rapid returns to the start position and precision-ground wear pads that users can easily replace.
Two more options available from Ohio Broach – the Table-Up internal broaching machine, which allows loading of parts at floor level with no pit or platform, and the CNC shaper, which enables removal of material in blind holes or against shoulders.
For more information, contact Ohio Broach.