How are tapping and drilling machines used in industry?
Drilling and tapping machines are used in various industries for creating holes and threads in different materials. They are designed to provide precision, efficiency, and consistency in the drilling and tapping processes. They are available in a variety of sizes for a vast range of purposes.
Jewellers use micro drilling machines to create tiny, precise holes in delicate materials such as precious metals. The biggest drilling and tapping machines are used in heavy industries, such as shipyards and the oil and gas industry. In the automotive and aerospace industries, large-scale tapping machines are used to create threads in oversized components or structures. You can read more about drilling machines and their uses here:
Electric tapping machines
Electric tapping machines automate the process of creating internal threads. They have an electric motor to drive the tapping tool, providing consistent and controlled threading operations. They use a rotating tap to cut threads into pre-drilled holes. The machine controls the tapping speed and applies the necessary force to ensure accurate and efficient threading.
Electric tapping machines are available in various sizes and configurations to accommodate different thread sizes and materials. Roscamat tapping machines, for example, are available in four different sizes. They can handle a wide range of materials, including metals, plastics, and composites.
Electric tapping machines provide precise control over the tapping process, resulting in consistent thread quality and accuracy.
Pneumatic tapping machines
Pneumatic tapping machines, such as Roscamat tapping machines, use compressed air as a power source to drive the tapping operation. They have high rotational speeds, allowing for fast and efficient tapping cycles. The pneumatic power source provides instant torque and rapid tapping action, resulting in increased productivity compared to the manual tapping method.
Pneumatic tapping machines are generally lightweight and compact, making them highly portable. They can easily be moved and positioned for tapping operations in various locations.
Drilling and tapping machines are used in many diverse applications, from heavy industries and engineering to the manufacture of everyday objects such as furniture, brush handles and golf club heads.