3/17/2018

GH-18-1 Tapping Arm Efficiently Taps Holes

Originally titled 'Tapping Arm Efficiently Taps Holes'
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FlexArm Inc’s FlexArm GH-18-1 tapping arm allows machining centers to do milling, drilling and boring, as when operators load a machining center and start its cycle, they can use that cycle time to tap previously machined parts with the GH-18-1. 

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FlexArm Inc.’s FlexArm GH-18-1 tapping arm has a reach from 17”-72”, variable speed from 100-420 rpm, 360-degree movement, and a semi-automatic tap lubricator. Additionally, with a caster cart, power pack, tap stand and five tap holders, this hydraulic tool can be used wherever there is 110V available.    

The tapping arm is said to provide a more efficient way to tap holes. It allows machining centers to do milling, drilling and boring, as when operators load a machining center and start its cycle, they can use that cycle time to tap previously machined parts with the GH-18-1. 

Tap breakage rates are reduced with the tapping arm due to its purpose-centered approach. With a tap breakage rate of 1 per 3,000 holes, versus 1 per 300 holes on a CNC, the tapping arm can reduce setup time, cost, and scrap rates. 

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