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New Holemaking and Threading Tools
Entry-Level Presetting and Measuring System
Reinventing Workholding Onsite Demos
Multitasking Tooling and Hard Machining Solutions
New Cutting Tool and Tapping Technologies
New Punch Tap Technology Enables 75percent Faster Threading
Valve Seat Inspection System for the Complete Measurement of Cylinder Heads
Tooling System and Advanced Gear Solutions
Fixtureworks to Feature Expanded Product Line
All-in-One Hydraulic Tapping Arm Packages
Closed-Loop Metal Deposition System
New Coolant-Through Micro Toolholders
Shrink Fit and Presetting Machines
Five Minute Chuck Change
New Tool Program for Automatic Lathes
Tooling for Automated Cross Hole Deburring
Quick-Change Workholding Products and Custom Design and Build Capabilities
Trepan on a CNC Mill
Storage Solutions and Remote Support Platform
Quick Change Collet Chuck Series
CrossOver Vise Pneumatic Zero-Point Clamping System and 5-Axis Holding Solutions
High-Speed High-Efficiency Indexable Drilling
Lathe Sub-Spindle Part Unloader
High Performance Drills and End Mills
Cost-Effective Boring of Turbochargers Brake Calipers and More
HOT WIRE HYBRID Multitasking Technology
Fully Automated Workholding Changeover Capabilities
Time Saving Workholding Solutions
Diverse Line-up of Workholding Solutions
Tooling Innovations and Turn-Key Services
Total Broaching Solutions
New Additive Manufacturing System
Five-Sided Machining Vises
Rotary Positioner Includes New Adjustment Plates and Outriggers
Robot Solutions for Fully-Automated Manufacturing
Shank Attachments and Angle Heads
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All-in-One Hydraulic Tapping Arm Packages

FlexArm Inc, will feature a mobile tapping package that allows operators to tap holes offline while the machining center works on the next part.

This comprehensive package includes the FlexArm GH-18 tapping arm with a tap capacity of #6 to 5/8", a reach from 17"-72", variable speed from 100-420 RPM, 360° 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 - with no air needed. With fast set-up times and reduced tap breakage, FlexArm tapping arms are a suitable alternative to tapping holes manually or via CNC.

"FlexArm provides a more efficient way to tap holes. It allows machining centers to do what they do best - milling, drilling and boring. 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 1 per 3,000 holes, versus 1 per 300 holes on a CNC, FlexArm tapping arms can reduce set-up time, cost and scrap rates," said a company spokesperson.

In addition to the GH-18 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. FlexArm stocks an extensive array of tap holders and repair parts in its Wapakoneta factory for fast shipment.

For more information contact:

FlexArm, Inc.

851 Industrial Drive

Wapakoneta, OH 45895


IMTS 2018 Level 3, Booths W-432115 and N-236430

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