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Federal Broach to Exhibit New Machine at Motion + Power Expo in Detroit

October 10, 2023

Federal Broach, a division of Nidec Machine Tool Corporation of Japan, will exhibit their Vertical Rising Table Broach Machine (VRT) for the first time at the Motion + Power Expo, October 17-19, 2023. The machine is capable of fully automatic broaching of internal spur splines. In addition, the companion Federal Broach tools will be available for show attendees to review.

According to Ken Kernen, President of Federal Broach, “The new Vertical Rising Table Broaching Machine is our newest and most flexible machine, and we are proud to be exhibiting if for the first time at the Motion + Power Expo in Detroit.” The machine can be built with five to 20 tons of force for a wide range of applications. Capable of hard broaching, the VRT has a small footprint and is suitable for mass production as well as job shop installations. Kernen added, “The modular design allows the force, stroke, tool length, coolant type, and CNC control type to be tailored to the exact needs of the customer.”

In addition to the VRT machine, Federal Broach will be promoting their broach tool design and manufacturing expertise, as well as gear tool sales, in-house sharpening, and in-house re-coating services. In conjunction with Southeast Broach in Greer, SC, virtually all types of gear-cutting and broaching tools can be supplied and serviced. Kernen noted that Federal Broach is installing additional coating capabilities to meet the growing demand for cutting tool services.

A Nidec group company, Federal Broach & Machine of Harrison, MI, is the distribution and service company for Nidec gear-cutting tools. They also provide full-service sharpening and recoating services for all brands of tools.