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Cut costs and boost productivity with new thread forming tap

Faster machining times, chip-free tapping, fewer stoppages

Cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has launched a new thread forming tap optimised for ISO P steel machining which is designed to boost productivity, particularly in the automotive industry. The CoroTap® 400 achieves this by offering chip-free tapping as well as faster machining times and stronger threads through reduced torque and an optimised geometry.

The new CoroTap 400 is designed to meet the exacting standards of the automotive industry

The automotive industry has extremely high requirements when it comes to safeguarding quality and it has implemented robust and rigorous processes for this reason. The new tap has been created to meet those exacting demands by ensuring superior thread quality, improved process security and longer tool life, resulting in a combination of greater efficiency and reduced costs – in comparison tests, the CoroTap 400 delivered a significantly more secure and stable tap than its competitors while achieving cutting speeds up to 50 per cent faster.

Among the main features of the new tap is an optimised lobe profile designed specifically for ISO P applications. By increasing the number of lobes on the tap and giving it a shorter thread length, Sandvik Coromant has reduced torque at the machine tool spindle which facilitates increased cutting speeds and, in turn, improves productivity. As a result, the CoroTap 400 offers the customer such key benefits as greater process security, fewer machine stoppages, reduced cost per hole and improved tool life for better process planning.

Made with a new grade of substrate and coating, the new thread forming tap gives machine tool operators peace of mind through its high-level reliability and its adaptability for use with lower torque spindle machines. For senior managers in the automotive industry, the tap satisfies their green light machining demands while extremely high levels of repeatability and predictability afford them extra confidence in relation to maintaining the highest possible production standards.

Offering a more consistent and reliable threading process, the CoroTap 400 has been designed with a geometry that can reduce the force required for machining a steel component by up to 30 per cent. At the same time, the tap’s working life can be up to twice as long as similar thread forming tools.

Designed to be used on steels up to 330 HB in conjunction with such drills as Sandvik Coromant’s CoroDrill 860, the new tap is ideal for machining such automotive components as connecting rods, wheel hubs, crank shafts, axles, gears and transmissions. Not restricted to the automotive industry, however, the CoroTap 400 is also perfectly suited to rail or general engineering applications, where it can improve productivity and cut costs when forming threads in rail wheels, flanges, rivets, housings, boom cylinders, tubes and a wide range of other components.

For more information please visit www.sandvik.coromant.com/en-gb/products/corotap_400/pages/default.aspx

Sandvik Coromant

Part of global industrial engineering group Sandvik, Sandvik Coromant is at the forefront of manufacturing tools, machining solutions and knowledge that drive industry standards and innovations demanded by the metalworking industry now and into the next industrial era. Educational support, extensive R&D investment and strong customer partnerships ensure the development of machining technologies that change, lead and drive the future of manufacturing. Sandvik Coromant owns over 3100 patents worldwide, employs over 7,900 staff, and is represented in 150 countries.
For more information visit www.sandvik.coromant.com or join the conversation on social media.

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Contact: Nikki Stokes – PR & Advertising – Sandvik Coromant
Tel: +44 (0) 121 504 5422
Email: nikki.stokes@sandvik.com

Nevena Rasic – Account Director – Publitek
Tel: +44 (0) 208 429 6541
Email: nevena.rasic@publitek.com


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