About Our Broaching Machines

Federal Broach and Machine Company has one of the lowest warranty cost per machine ratios in the industry. Our unparalleled attention to detail, construction methods and purchased component control, gives each one of our machines that added assurance of quality.


Electro-Mechanical Horizontal Surface Broach

These machines are offered in electromechanically driven bidirectional single ram versions with custom (per application) designed fixtures and mounting knees. Properly equipped, these machines can produce various profiles such as aircraft turbine fir tree slots, turbine fan blade root forms, steering racks, main bearing cluster for diesel engines and various other external profiles. Surface broach machines come in tonnage capacities up to 50 tons and strokes up to and including 360 inches. Almost all of these machines are installed on custom designed foundations to insure dimensional stability and to isolate them from outside vibration. Horizontal surface broaching machines exact specifications will be supplied with machine quotations due to the large variation in application and size.

  • Machine stroke – Up to 360 inches
  • Broaching force – 20 to 50 US tons
  • Cycle time – Varies depending on application and stroke
  • Lubrication system – Automatic 200 hours
  • Broach tool length – Up to 300 inches/pass
  • Broach tool type – High speed steel or carbide
  • Cutting speed – Variable up to 15 feet/min.
  • Return speed – Variable up to 100 feet/min.
  • Hydraulic system – Up to 50 US gallons (if required)
  • Pneumatic system – 60 p.s.i. (if required)
  • Coolant system – Self contained
  • Electrical system – Siemens or Fanuc variable speed
  • Main ram drive – Rack and pinion through a 50 to 1 gear reducer
  • Fixture mounting knee – Custom design
  • Part fixture design – To suit application
  • Machine weight – Up to 200 tons
  • Machine Height – Approximately 15 feet
  • Floor space – Flexible design
  • Foundation – Custom design
  • Fabricated modular steel frame, normalized prior to machining
  • Hardened and ground steel vee and flat box ways
  • Cast iron main slide
  • Hydraulic system to suit fixture and application
  • Pneumatic system to suit application
  • Isolation mounts and anchors under main machine and knee
  • Safety guarding to suit fixture and knee design
  • Shed plates to direct chip and coolant into chip conveyor or pump back
  • Remotely positioned coolant tank
  • 5 horsepower coolant pump
  • Painted to customer specifications
  • Arrange for central or self contained coolant systems
  • Chip conveyor
  • Coolant temperature control
  • Coolant filter
  • Run off in our plant and customer’s
  • Installation and start up
  • Non-warranty service
  • Transportation
  • Broach tool monitoring
  • Automatic tool changer

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