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Tools reduce cycle time

BENZ Inc. has four new tooling systems: the LinA and LinS broaching tools, C-axis Angle Head, and Mini Flex-Angle Head. Both the BENZ LinA and LinS broaching tools perform I.D. and O.D. broaching with one tool. I.D. and O.D. keyways, splines, torx, and hex shapes can be machined with the same tool. Use of the LinA and LinS broaching tools reduces cycle time and increases machine life by eliminating wear on guideways and abuse on spindle bearings. The C-axis Angle Head can be rotated to predetermined positions automatically while mounted in the machine using the C-axis of the machine spindle. The Mini Flex Angle Head is compact and available in a 90° or adjustable-angle head version.

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