The Versa-Mate, a compact vertical broaching machine, utilizes cutting edge servo-motor and planetary roller screw technology yet relies on traditional “slide and way” construction resulting in a rugged, heavy-duty machine that stands up to the most demanding production environments. The Versa-Mate’s electromechanical drive system offers numerous advantages compared to hydraulically powered machines, including:
•No hydraulic unit = less floor space required
•No hydraulic unit = no leaks and less maintenance
•No hydraulic oil = no need to purchase or dispose of hydraulic oil
•Drive motor runs only on demand = lower energy costs
•Smoother cutting action = better part finish and tool life
The unique design of this machine allows it to be adapted for either internal or surface broaching applications, resulting in valuable in-field versatility and utility. The Versa-Mate can be tooled for multiple station operation and is easily automated, which allows the user to maximize their broach production. See the Versa-Mate in operation at BMS booth #B-7220, North Hall, IMTS 2008, September 8-13 in Chicago.