Tapping Centers Guide

When it comes to development of tapping machines and tapping centers, there are two main directions that are highly valued and widely accepted. The first is customization, which is a specific type of machine for certain processing tasks to achieve the best and fastest production, called tapping machine. The other is versatility, which allows a machine to have more than two processing capabilities, called tapping centers or CNC tapping center. Multi processing capabilities will increase the added value of the tapping centers so business owners do not need to buy new machines for new orders. Simply say, they can complete multiple task on single tapping centers. Regarding machines that can also perform tapping tasks, there are turning centers, milling machines, machining centers, drilling centers, and tapping centers.

Tapping Carried by Turning Centers

Based on the function, the turning and milling machine is also called CNC turning center. It is a machine that has both turning and milling functions, and can rotate the workpiece on a rotating shaft to perform various machining operations. Tapping, cutting, grinding, drilling, finishing, and turning tasks can be performed on single CNC turning centers or CNC tapping centers. These types of machining are performed by tools applied to the workpiece to create objects symmetrical to the axis driven by the spindle.

Generally, turning and tapping machine can be divided into two main types according to the way of clamping the workpiece. These are vertical lathes and horizontal lathes. For the former, the vertical version clamps the workpiece vertically, so the cutting tools are installed in the same direction for vertical processing. In this way, compared to the horizontal method, the clamping mechanism is more secure and fixed due to the effect of gravity. Manufacturers of vertical lathes usually turn their vertical lathes into first-class manufacturing equipment to suit users in various industrial applications suitable for high precision, such as the automotive industry, aerospace, and sports equipment applications.

Vertical Tapping and Horizontal Tapping

Therefore, with the vertical clamping mechanism, the spindle of the vertical lathe is also located behind the chuck, and some may be belt driven, while some may be other types of driving mechanisms. Like other milling machines and machining centers, lathes can also be equipped with power tools and tool magazines to enhance their functionality and versatility, thereby providing greater processing possibilities for industrial users.

Power turret is a modern standard accessory for many CNC tapping centers, and it is one of the most important accessories for users of CNC tapping centers. Taiwanese suppliers are committed to this business, and have developed many excellent power turrets and power tool that meet needs of CNC tapping centers users in the global market. Many of the power turrets are driven by a single motor with servo function, which can ensure the best processing effect and save the best energy consumption. At the same time, they can also provide great rigidity for the workpiece, and also provide an ideal cutting process for industrial manufacturers.

Tapping Carried on Machining Centers

Besides turning centers, another multifunctional machine that can perform tapping or boring tasks is machining centers, or say tapping centers. The tapping centers are highly developed machines that can handle various precision machining tasks at once. Initially, the tapping centers were developed from a milling machine in the middle of the last century. The development of tapping centers is well developed in the industry. The tapping centers are widely used in various industries and have contributed to a wide range of industrial achievements.

The term tapping centers can be used to describe various CNC tapping and milling machines. These tapping centers are normally equipped with some key, but sometimes optional accessories. These accessories are equipped with the machine body, such as tool magazine, ATC (automatic tool changer), power tool turret, CMM (coordinate measuring machine), multi-axis table, and other models. 

Accessories for tapping centers

The power tool holder is a modern standard accessory for many CNC lathes and tapping centers. As one of the most important accessories for tapping centers users, Taiwan suppliers are committed to this business and have developed many well-known power tool holders and power tool series. They can meet the needs of users of CNC lathes, tapping centers and milling machines all over the world. Many of these power turrets are driven by a single motor or double motors with servo functions, ensuring the best processing quality and saving the best energy consumption for business owners. In addition to power turrets, tool magazines and automatic tool changers are also the best-selling products of Taiwan machine tool accessory manufacturers. Taiwan's tool magazine and ATC system will provide customers with the best time according to their production cycle time, and can help manufacturers meet various order requirements around the world.

Integrity and versatility

Now, as the demand for versatility grows, many tapping machines are transformed into tapping centers. Tapping centers can perform multiple metal processing tasks, such as tapping milling, drilling, boring on single centers. It is expected that in the future, CNC tapping centers will be designed to have more uses in machining tasks, thus covering a wider range of applications in the metal cutting industry.

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