Broaching a key path VIDEO

When you equip your Xena lathe with the optional pneumatic spindle break option, you will also be able to read the spindle position in degrees on the operator interface, in TACHYON mode.

One spindle rotation will therefore be divided into 1024 positions, which means an approximate resolution of 1/3 of a degree. For a higher resolution for angular positioning , you may also add the “C” axis option.  With the “C” axis option, each turn of the spindle will then be divided into 100,000 positions. As an example of application for the spindle brake option, when the spindle break is activated, you may use the “Z” axis of your lathe for broaching operations. The following video shows an example of broaching cycle to cut an internal keyway.