Features and benefits
One Machine, One Set-up
The TapX is able to perform all tap grinding operations in one set-up, including fluting, spiral point, threading, chamfering and cresting. All thread types and a wide variety of taps are able to be designed and manufactured making the TapX the ideal solution for small batch production of special or standard taps.
The TapX will reduce your setup and changeover times thereby decreasing your production costs and lead times.
Impressive Suite of Dedicated Software
The TapX is provided with an impressive suite of software to facilitate the complete design of a tap. Standard and special taps can be designed in minutes in the iTap design software.
The entire tap as well as the grinding process can be simulated in 3D using ANCA's CIMulator3D software. ANCA's unique iFlute wheel design software is also provided with the TapX. Both iTap and iFlute support DXF import to ensure all thread profiles and flute shapes can be designed and manufactured.
Dedicated Tap Grinding Tooling
The TapX is provided with a high precision 2 jaw compensating chuck which holds the tap between centres during all grinding operations. Alternatively a collet based solution can also be provided.
The TapX is equipped with two dressing units. A dedicated threading wheel dresser unit is provided as standard as well as a headstock mounted high speed dresser. The tap is supported by the specially designed tailstock which ensures rigidity and repeatability.
Specialised coolant delivery manifolds are also provided to ensure coolant is sufficiently delivered to the grinding point during all grinding operations.
The TapX can be fitted with a range of auto-loading options including a single pallet, five-pallet, or robotic loader, offering loading capacities of 220, 1100, and 800 tools respectively. The loader pallets can be customized to suit individual customer requirements.
The ability of the TapX grinding spindle to measure the magnitude and direction of wheel imbalance means the wheel packs can be balanced within the machine.
The TapX includes ANCA's unique iBalance software which facilitates the balancing process, ensuring superior surface finish and accuracy on all manufactured taps.
The TapX is able to manufacture a vast range of tap types and sizes. Thread profiles can be designed using either DXF import or the built-in thread profile editor.
Thread grinding is performed using the TapX's special high speed thread grinding mode ensuring competitive thread grinding cycle times. Forming taps, interrupted taps, tapered taps and spiral pointed taps are all possible.
Taps up to 150mm in diameter and 170mm in length can be manufactured using the standard configuration. Taps over 300mm in length can be manufactured using the optional tailstock extension.
To access a TapX product brochure, please click and download the attached document.
Download: TapX brochure