FlexArm Tapping System Featured in The Fabricator

FlexArm manufactures a unique tapping system that provides a great deal of flexibility and value to fabricators. Whereas in the past, tapping was performed manually with a knee mill or drill press, creative tapping systems like the FlexArm system help shops work more quickly, more accurately and more profitably.

In the article, FlexArm CEO Nick Kennedy discusses a variety of considerations that play into how fabricators are tapping these days such as the different types of tap materials, how to make tapping portable, and even how to reduce costs by integrating a collaborative robot into the tapping process.

The article covers a few key concepts in detail, including:

  • How to defeat tapping tedium
  • New tap tooling materials
  • Portable tapping that saves time
  • Tapping large holes on big workpieces
  • The future of tapping for fabricators

In fact, according to Kennedy, robotic automation in tapping can “help drive down per-unit costs, as well as overall costs, and it can be done in a lights-out environment.” 

So if your production process includes tapping, and you’re looking for a better way, you’ll want to check out the article by clicking here to visit the Fabricator website.

FlexArm Tapping Systems
If you’ve got questions about how FlexArm portable tapping systems can benefit your business, contact us today. We can help you specify, install and commission a new FlexArm tapping system that will help your business save time and maximize production wherever tapping fits in your production process.

Universal Robotics Collaborative Robots
Lastly, if you think a collaborative robot from Universal Robotics could help your business get ahead, contact us to learn more. We sell, install, program and service the full line of innovative collaborative robots from Universal Robotics, and we’re happy to help you determine how this technology can help you increase throughput, reduce costs, and gain a competitive advantage.

Ready to Learn More?
Fabrication technology is truly changing by leaps and bounds, even when it comes to simple processes like tapping. Seemingly small changes to your production process or tooling can have a big impact on your bottom line. Tapping may be one area where a small change can make a big difference, so contact us today to learn more! We look forward to hearing from you.