FlexArm introduces the latest technology offering power and speed with their new line of Hydraulic Tapping Arms
FlexArm Inc., headquartered in Wapakoneta, Ohio, introduces the latest technology offering power and speed with their new line of Hydraulic Tapping Arms. By running tapping and threading operations offline while a CNC is running, an operator can increase efficiency and improve cycle times. Nick Kennedy, President of FlexArm states, “Tapping 1-1/2 inches in mild steel at 110 rpm is not something most machines can do. We are able to achieve this with our new Hydraulic Power Packs and unique gearboxes. Our machines are designed to create a lot of torque with speeds that cannot be achieved using other methods.”
FlexArm has manufactured and distributed tapping machines, assembly arms, grinding arms and ergonomic material handling solutions since 1984. FlexArm offers tapping systems with capacities up to 2" and working ranges from 11" to 84" from the mounting point. A FlexArm is designed to keep tools perpendicular to the work surface, assuring your tool is square to the part at all times for precise results. A quick change chuck allows the operator to switch tap sizes in seconds. The torque holder has a built-in clutch that taps blind holes with ease, without breaking taps.
FlexArm tapping solutions are designed to meet the needs of small job shops to large production centers. In machining centers, a FlexArm can take tapping operations off CNC machines to drive more efficiency in machine tool utilization. Tapping and threading with a FlexArm while a lathe or mill is running eliminates tapping and thread milling operations. This reduces cycle times, improving overall equipment effectiveness. Designed to quickly go forward and reverse, a FlexArm system is made for tapping, not simply running in one direction like the spindle of a CNC Mill. FlexArm hydraulic tapping systems allow customers to program an exact rpm for forward and for reverse, so whether an operator needs to run 30 rpm to pull a large ACME tap or 500 rpm to quickly tap 7/8 inch, they have the flexibility for increased efficiency. This new line of FlexArm tapping solutions also features programmable depth control, allowing for consistency in tapping depth. When quality is important, this feature is a must-have for running NPT taps or dies.
FlexArm’s team of professionals offers personalized attention to provide the highest-quality solutions for precise results. They service and stand behind everything they sell, with thousands of satisfied customers still using their FlexArms years after purchase. For more information, visit their website at www.FlexArmInc.com, call 800-837-2503 or stop by Booth 1425 at FabTech Canada 2016. Follow them on social media at /FlexArmInc.
FlexArm is an American business, manufacturing and selling FlexArm Tapping Machines, Assembly Arms, Grinding Arms and Ergonomic Material Handling solutions since 1984. FlexArm’s team of professionals offer personalized attention to provide the highest-quality solutions for precise results. They service and stand behind everything they sell, with thousands of satisfied customers still using their FlexArms years after purchase. For more information, visit their website at www.FlexArmInc.com, call 800-837-2503 or stop by booth 1425 at FabTech Canada 2016. Follow them on social media at /FlexArmInc.