An introduction to the automatic tapping machine

An introduction to the automatic tapping machine

The automatic tapping machine is a highly versatile piece of equipment with many applications across a wide variety of industries and sectors. They are most commonly used in heavy engineering environments, such as the aerospace and automobile manufacturing industries.

There are different types of automatic tapping machines, including pneumatic tapping machines (in which compressed air is used to operate the mechanism.) Leading models, such as Roscamat tapping machines, are available in pneumatic and electric formats to suit every application.

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What Is An Automatic Tapping Machine Used For?

In the simplest of terms, automatic tapping machines are used to create threaded holes in materials such as metal, wood, glass, and plastics. The size of such machinery can range from small units (of around 6 inches in size) used for jewellery manufacture, through to extremely large machines (of around 60 inches) used for aeroplane parts.

Automatic tapping machines can also be used for cutting inside threads.

How It Works

A key characteristic of an automatic tapping machine is the large column which will remain stable throughout all threading activity. This stability is guaranteed by a six-point support, in addition to other features such as high speed displacement, which eliminates vibration and therefore displacement.

When using the machine, the material to be threaded will typically be placed on a drill press vice or table.

The Benefits Of Automatic Tapping Machines

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Automatic tapping machines offer the advantage of being able to operate very quickly, with a three axis configuration. This means that such equipment can deliver impressive efficiencies for processing parts. Other benefits include high levels of automation, including automatic feeding, automatic positioning, automatic clamping, and automatic unloading, as well as the automatic tapping capabilities. This means that only a single operator is required for this piece of equipment, further promoting productivity and efficiency.