Three machines in the Rapid-Tap range, which simultaneously taps several holes, have been launched by Centreline.
One is a semi-automatic machine with a pneumatically operated slide to advance the fixtured component in the Centinel multi-spindle tapping head.
It is claimed to have 50% higher throughput rates compared with manually fed machines because the operator does not have to feed the component into the head.
A second semi-automatic version incorporates a leadscrew to assist the feed, and is intended for roll tapping up to M16 and similar heavy-duty applications.
The third model is a manually fed machine on which the fixture slide is fitted with a brake to reduce operator fatigue when feeding heavy components into the multi-tapping head.
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