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Tapping Arm with 2" Capacity

FlexArm Inc. offers the GH-60 hydraulic tapping arm with capacity to 2", even in laser cut holes. This versatile, robust design has a reach from 20" to 85" and operates at 55 RPM or 275 RPM to deliver torque up to 811 ft-lbs. Full 360° movement allows operators to position taps with perpendicularity. Operates from 480 V power source to provide tapping capacities from 1/2" to 2". Five quick-change tap holders and semi-tap lubrication are included with each tapping arm purchase. With fast set-up times and reduced tap breakage, FlexArm GH-60 tapping arms are a suitable alternative to tapping large diameter holes manually, or via CNC, even laser cut holes - with no reaming or preparation required.

Optional digital depth control allows operators to control depth and maintain consistency, simplifying quality control. An optional multi-position head allows operators to quickly change from vertical to horizontal tapping.

"FlexArm provides a more efficient way to tap holes. They allow machining centers to do what they do best - milling, drilling and boring," said a company spokesperson. When operators load a machining center and start its cycle, they can use that cycle time to tap previously machined parts with the FlexArm - yielding more productivity per shift. Tap breakage rates are reduced with the FlexArm due to its purpose-centered approach. "With a tap breakage rate of one per 3,000 holes, versus one per 300 holes on a CNC, FlexArm tapping arms can reduce set-up time, cost and scrap rates," said the spokesperson.

In addition to the GH-60 model detailed above, other hydraulic and pneumatic versions of the FlexArm are available to suit varied tapping requirements. Engineers are available to discuss unique project parameters and offer solutions based on decades of experience. "A 30-day free trial period allows FlexArm products to be proven in-plant under actual production conditions. They stock an extensive array of tap holders and repair parts in their Wapakoneta factory, for fast shipment, often same-day," said the spokesperson.

For more information contact:

FlexArm, Inc.

851 Industrial Drive

Wapakoneta, OH 45895


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