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Proper Maintenance Makes For Reliable Broaching Machines

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Is your organization seeking a more reliable broaching operation in 2015?

Electro-Mate Broaching Machine from BMSOne area to consider evaluating immediately is the maintenance. Although broaching machines can be relatively simple beasts, proper maintenance is critical to keeping them in operation and making quality parts. Properly maintaining a broaching machine offers the following key benefits:

  • Avoidance of catastrophic failures
  • Increased safety for machine operators
  • Increased machine reliability and durability
  • Better tool life
  • Improved part quality

Broaching Machine Maintenance

Broaching Machines manufactured or remanufactured by BMS are designed and built with the reliability and durability required by tight tolerance production environments. However, both new and remanufactured broaching machines still require regular maintenance to maintain consistent performance and reliable operation.

To that end, Broaching Machine Specialties offers a 20 Point Broaching Machine Service and Maintenance Program performed by experienced expert technicians that helps you to achieve the highest quality and most reliable broaching operation possible. Elements of the BMS 20 Point Broaching Machine Service Program include:

  • Mechanical Inspection and Maintenance [Learn More]
  • Electrical Inspection and Maintenance [Learn More]
  • Hydraulic Inspection and Maintenance [Learn More]
  • Coolant System Inspection and Maintenance [Learn More]

The Service Advantage from Broaching Machine Specialties

BMS is THE industry leader in the rebuilding, servicing and tooling of broaching machines built by any manufacturer. Regardless of whose name is on the machine, BMS has expert service personnel to keep the machine running when you need it most.
Contact us today to learn how we can help your organization meet and exceed its goals of a more efficient production environment with a properly maintained broaching machine from BMS.

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We’ve Broached It

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Broaching machines made by BMS have produced millions of parts during their lifetimes.

Custom parts made from Broaching Machines

For example, in the Automotive Industry, our broaching machines have created: Anchor Brackets, Brake Calipers, Steering Knuckles, Side Gears, Headrests armatures, and Collapsible steering wheel shafts.

Parts made from Broaching Machines

We have also created parts that serve universal applications such as: Oilfield couplers, Combine augers, Pump impellers, Carabiners, and Box end wrenches.

When a versatile machine is needed for challenging broaching applications, turn to the experts at BMS.

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Recap of International Manufacturing Trade Show 2014

Friday, September 19th, 2014

The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, IL was very well attended this year with over 2,000 exhibitors and 115,000 visitors in attendance.

The BMS booth displayed both the Elecro-Mate broaching machine and Dyna-Mate broaching machine in live action.  Our goals by having these machines in our booth were to be able to display our broaching capabilities, and, to show guests broaching machines that are able to consistently perform under the demands of 24 X 7 production environments.

BMS Highlights of IMTS

BMS at IMTS

The Electro-Mate and Dyna-Mate on display at IMTS.

Live Demos by CEO and Founder Lee Egrin

Lee Egrin Helps Broaching Customerse

BMS CEO and Founder Lee Egrin demonstrates the Electro-Mate.

Quality Parts Made by Our Key-Mate Broaching Machine

Parts made by Key-Mate Broaching Machine

Quality parts made by our Key-Mate broaching machine.

 

Key-Mate featured broaching parts.

Parts from our featured machine at IMTS the Key-Mate.

We’ll See You Next Year!

BMS at IMTS Chicago 2014

Thanks IMTS! We’ll see you next year.

If we can assist your organization with its broaching application, we encourage you to contact us for a complimentary broaching machine quote.

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Broaching of Hand Tool Components

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Broaching Hand Tool ComponentsHand tools are made by the millions by many companies in the US and BMS has been instrumental in helping almost all of them meet their production requirements.

The Impact of Broaching on Hand Tools

Wrenches of all types have numerous parts that are created using the broaching process. Because of the accuracy, speed and relative low cost of broaching operations, both traditional and new hand tool designs rely heavily on broaching to produce high quality tools at affordable prices.

Broaching Machine Specialties has designed and built dozens of broaching machines for hand tool companies all over the United States. And each and every broaching machine built by BMS is tailored to meet or exceed the unique broaching requirements of it’s hand tool manufacturing customers.

Maintaining New and Remanufactured Broaching Machines for Hand Tools

New and Remanufactured Broaching Machines from BMS are designed and built with the rigidity and durability needed to stand up to the high production environments typical in hand tool manufacturing operations.

The Expert In Field service and support team at BMS helps it’s customers to maintain high quality and reliable broaching operations for as long as their machines are in operation. Learn more about the 20 Point Service and Maintenance Program to help keep your machines on line and in production.

The BMS Service Advantage

BMS is THE industry leader in the rebuilding, servicing and tooling of broaching machines built by any manufacturer. Regardless of whose name is on the machine that is broaching your hand tool components, BMS has the expertise, parts and service personnel to keep the machine running when you need it most.

What is your specific Broaching Application or service requirement? We would like to know. Contact us today to learn how we can help your organization meet and exceed its production goals with a broaching machine or machine parts and service from BMS.

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Production Benefits of Reconditioned Broaching Machines

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Best Quality Broaching MachinesIf your production requirements are extremely high, or if a very high tolerance level is required, Complete Remanufacturing may be the best option to pursue. Remanufactured broaching machines offer the best possible part tolerances and the new machine dependability that is required to stand up to the most demanding manufacturing environments.

Don’t be fooled by lower cost machine tool generalists. Broaching Machine Specialties offers the gold standard in remanufactured broaching machines. Every part of the machine is either remanufactured or replaced with the latest components.

Complete Remanufacturing of Broaching Machines

Complete Remanufacturing includes the following services:

Basic Machine Evaluation

  • Completely disassemble machine
  • Re-machine machine ram(s)
  • Regrind machine ways
  • Reassemble and refit all components to new machine specifications

Hydraulic System

  • Rebuild main hydraulic pump
  • Rebuild auxiliary pumps
  • Main cylinder rods reground and re-chromed
  • Hydraulic valves reconditioned or rebuilt
  • New seals and gaskets installed
  • All components reassembled and installed
  • Hydraulic diagram provided

Electrical System

  • Design and build panel to NFPA79 and customer specifications
  • Latest model PLC
  • Touchscreen HMI
  • Electric motor disassembled and cleaned, new bearings installed
  • All new wiring and conduit
  • Wire 220/440 volts, 3 phase, 50 cycle
  • Electrical diagram provided

Lube System

  • Provide and install Graco lubricating system

Coolant System

  • New coolant pump
  • Install new piping to work area

General Machine Labeling and Painting

  • Painted customer’s choice of colors (single color, industrial enamel)

Broaching Machine Warranty

A broaching machine that is remanufactured by BMS is backed by a One Year Warranty.

When quality counts and budgets need to be met, you can rely on a remanufactured broaching machine from BMS to achieve and exceed your requirements.

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Broaching Solutions for Any Application Production Requirement or Budget

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Broaching Machine Specialties Company offers a wide range of broaching solutions to help you optimize your broaching operations. Whatever the broaching application, BMS can offer a “customized broaching solution” to fit your production requirement or budget. We partner with our clients to tailor a broaching solution that suits your unique broaching environment. Whether your production volumes are 50,000 or 500,000 BMS has a wide range of new and used broaching machine options that we can customize to meet your budget.

Success Is a Mindset

BMS has been in business since 1946. For the past 68 years, we have provided our customers with customized broaching solutions specifically designed and manufactured to meet their particular broaching applications and specifications. Regardless of the industry, BMS can offer a new or remanufactured turnkey broaching solution that will yield precision parts, made to exacting tolerances. BMS machines are built to withstand the most demanding production environments and we stand behind our equipment to ensure that you get the most out of your broaching operations.

New and Custom Built Broaching Machines

Electro-Mate Broaching Machine from BMSBMS offers a wide variety of new broaching machines designed to the strictest customer specifications.

The KEY-MATE, is an economically priced internal horizontal broaching machine for lighter duty applications.

The UNIVERSAL is optimal for surface broaching applications that require longer strokes and higher tonnage.

The ELECTRO-MATE is an electro-mechanically powered table-up internal broaching machine, designed and built to last a lifetime.

The CRUISER is a high-speed surface vertical broaching machine, with cutting speeds up to 120 FPM to maximize part output.

The BMS DUAL RAM is a twin slide surface broaching machine for high volume applications or applications that require 2 or more cutting strokes to finish.

The GP, is the perfect machine for heavier duty, but lower volume pull broaching applications.

The MINI-MATE, is a cost effective light duty internal pull down vertical broaching machine ideally suited for the cell environment.

BMS also designs and build custom machines for unique broaching applications.

Used Broaching Machine Options and Broaching Machine Parts and Service

If your production volume or budget doesn’t justify a new broaching machine, BMS offers used or remanufactured machine options from our inventory of over 400 used broaching machines. And if it’s a replacement part you need, BMS inventories spare parts for nearly every broaching machine built in the US going back to the 1940s. Call us first for that hard to find part.

And if your machine is down and needs service, BMS has on staff service technicians to help you keep your machine in operation when you need it most. Talk to the BMS sales team about our Expert 20-Point Service and Maintenance Program!!

Superior Broaching Machine Quality

Customized broaching solutions designed by BMS are of superior quality and competitively priced to help you keep your costs low and your machines running!

BMS partners with our customers to create and maintain mutually rewarding long-term relationships. Our superior customer service starts from the initial interaction and continues as long as you need us because we are completely dedicated to your success.

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Broaching of Automotive Parts

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Broaching Machines for AutomotiveBroaching Machine Specialties Company (BMS) partners with automotive parts suppliers to optimize manufacturing and production processes through broaching. BMS offers new and remanufactured machine options tailored to meet its’ customer budget and production requirements.

Broaching for Automotive Suppliers

Incorporated in 1946, Broaching Machine Specialties has supplied turnkey broaching systems to automotive suppliers throughout the world. BMS has machines in automotive production facilities on every continent (except Antarctica, of course).

Broaching, if done properly, is the most efficient metal removal method available. It is best suited for the high volume, tight tolerance applications typically seen in the automotive industry. Once properly set-up, broaching produces excellent repeatability and part finish better than what can be achieved with most other metal removal methods. The BMS line of broaching machines offers un-equalled rigidity and durability which is critical to uninterrupted production of precision automotive parts.

Automotive Part Broaching

Electro-Mate Broaching Machine from BMSThe BMS in-house engineering team has over 60 years combined experience designing broaching machines, broach tools, broaching fixtures and automation. BMS engineers utilize the lasted 3-D modeling software to design application specific tooling for any broaching application and have extensive experience with automotive components including braking systems, engines, drivetrain, transmission and steering components just to name a few. Whether a project requires a new or re-manufactured broaching machine, BMS is dedicated to partnering with its customers to provide the most durable and serviceable machines.

Broach Machine Service and Maintenance

As for service, BMS offers best in class service and support. And we service not only what we sell, but other broaching machines as well, regardless of where in the world they are located. Having built and serviced broaching machines built by every broaching company in the US, BMS service technicians are among the most talented and knowledgable in the industry.

Turnkey Production Broaching Machines

Dyna-Mate Broaching Machine from BMSIf your production requirements don’t justify capital equipment expenditure or if you need prototype work done, BMS has production ready broaching machines on our floor to run your production or develop and try-out tooling and produce prototypes parts. Prototype tooling can often be re-utilized for production runs or as part of the tooling package on a turnkey machine thus saving time and money.

We work with our customers to create a trusting, long-term relationship that supports your needs now and in the future. BMS offers high quality broaching machines and tooling services at a competitive price, keeping your costs low and your machines running. We are dedicated to your success.

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Broaching for AR15 Magwells and Barrel Extensions

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

When it comes to maintaining tight tolerances for a specialty product or part such as lower receiver magwells or barrel extensions for the AR-15, broaching is the natural choice. An increase in productivity and precision finishes are only a few of the advantages that production broaching offers. Let’s look at a few more:

Broaching of AR-15 Lower Receivers and Barrel Extensions

When considering broaching of the AR-15 magwell and barrel extension, BMS stands at the ready for immediate high volume production work. Below are the additional advantages that broach and Broaching Machine Specialties in particular offer to manufacturers of the AR-15:

  • Broaching is far less costly on a per-piece basis than EDM
  • Part finish produced by broaching is superior to EDM
  • Broaching is extremely fast and efficient
  • Barrel extension broaching takes less than 20 seconds per part
  • Lower receiver mag well broaching takes less than 30 seconds per part
  • FFL (Federal Firearms License) application in process and expected by the end of May 2014
  • BMS can also provide New or re-manufactured turnkey broaching systems tooled for lower receivers or barrel extensions

Manufacturers of the AR-15 Rifle Choose BMS

Manufacturers of the AR-15 seek dependability, accuracy, and quality from a trusted supplier like Broaching Machine Specialties. If your organization is seeking top-quality broaching services and timely deliveries then we encourage you to contact us today and see why BMS offers your company a competitive advantage.

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Production Broaching, Tooling and Turnkey Broaching Systems for the AR-15 Assault Rifle

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Brief History on the AR15

The AR15 was designed in 1957 by Jim Sullivan, Bob Fremont, and Eugene Stoner as a service rifle and semi-automatic rifle.

Still in service today, the AR15 which is also referred to as the AR-15 are both trademarks registered to Colt Industries which is one of manufacturers for the weapon. The other weapons manufacturers include AramLite, Bushmaster, Rock River Arms, Stag Arms, DPMS Panther Arms, and a few others.

The AR-15 is legal to own in Australia, The United States, Austria, Canada, Finland, Germany, France, Italy, Ireland, Sweden, South Africa, and UK.

Increased Demand of AR-15 Rifles

Demand from consumers in the United States for the AR-15 has skyrocketed making it one of the most popular weapons to own in America. In fact, late in December of 2012 ammunition supplier Brownells reported selling more than 3 year’s worth of ammunition for AR-15 magazines in just 3 days.

Production Broaching, Tooling and Turnkey Broaching Systems for the AR-15

A very important aspect to the manufacturing of parts for the AR-15 rifle is broaching. Broaching Machine Specialties (BMS) is equipped for production broaching of the AR-15 that includes the following:

  • Custom tooling that is production ready with open time for the broaching of AR-15 lower receiver magwells and barrel extensions.
  • The provision of new or reconditioned turnkey broaching systems for either of these applications.
  • The ability to build broaching cutting tools and fixtures for either of these applications.
  • Specific experience with the delivery of numerous broaching systems, both vertical and horizontal for both of these applications.

Top Weapons Manufacturers Choose BMS

Dependability, accuracy and quality not to mention pricing and delivery are key attributes that top weapons manufacturers of the AR-15 rifle seek in a trusted supplier like Broaching Machine Specialties. Our ability to take a custom specification and transform it into a usable end product by providing tooling, machines or production broaching services is what separates BMS from all other companies in the broaching industry. Contact us today and see why.

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