Over its six-and-a-half decades in the broaching field, The Ohio Broach & Machine Company has logged an impressive track record of customer success stories. With unmatched levels of expertise and skill in design, engineering, manufacturing, and machine building, the company benefits many broaching projects, including one that needed superior wrench-jaw tooling. A manufacturer of ready-to-assemble wrench jaws, this customer got the solution that it needed from the Ohio Broach team.
Multiple operations on one machine
This company was using an unsatisfactory wrench-jaw tooling process in its projects. The employees were tooling the jaws on a small machine that provided only two feet of stroke. As a result, the deep slot in each part needed multiple passes to broach. This led to production slowing down frequently because of tooling breakage.
A better option was required right away, so the company turned to the Ohio Broach team. The crew redesigned the slot tools to broach every deep slot in only one pass. As a result, the customer could conduct the process on a 15-ton machine with 90 inches of stroke. This also allowed the workers to broach rounded slots and serrated tooth forms in progressive operations on the same machine.
Ohio Broach recommended a new, three-step process of broaching, drilling, and finishing, so that employees could now transfer material between production stages more quickly. This boosted the efficiency and productivity of the operation. After each stroke of the broaching machine, the operator could remove a completely broached part from the fixture and turn around to put it in the drilling machine, to drill every hold to tolerance during the broaching of the next part. The drilling machine would clamp the fixture hydraulically when a few buttons were pressed. Finally, the part would be finished off with deburring, heat treatment, and black oxidization.
The client went ahead with the new wrench-jaw tooling process immediately, and the results were clearly superior than the previous ones. Broaching projects were now quicker and easier, and all unnecessary downtime and repetition was eliminated. Such outcomes are the norm with Ohio Broach.
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