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AT Austech 2009 on stand D20, Sutton Tools will demonstrate how the optimised design of the Synchro Tap Series works in unison with the accurate pitch controlling capabilities of the modern machine tool.

This will not only reduce cycle time but also extend tool life, the company claims.

The Synchro Tap Series is specifically designed for modern machines, where the spindle revolution (A-axis) and feed movement (Z-axis) are synchronously controlled.

Given the machine controls the axial and radial motion, there are some key benefits for the machine tapping process, including production reliability, shorter cycle times and increased tool life.

Over the past five or six years Sutton Tools has developed an extensive range of application-specific taps that offers greater life than the commodity-type taps used widely throughout industry, the exhibitor claims. This moved the focus from cost per tap to tooling cost per hole.

The new Synchro Series adds another factor in the calculation of cost per tapped hole – shorter cycle times due to increased speeds – leading to much greater savings in reducing the total cost of threading holes for the manufacturer.

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