CoroTap™ -XM simplifies tapping in multiple materials

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Sandvik Coromant unveils easy-choice, secure tapping series

The new CoroTap™ –XM is an easy-to-select range of taps for customers faced with working in a multitude of materials and/or the need to switch almost constantly between medium and small batch sizes. The flexibility of these innovative taps is a result of optimized grades and unique geometry created especially for working in ever-changing machine shop environments.

Secure, stable, flexible

Achieving maximum productivity in holemaking operations is always a high priority. When working in various workpiece materials and switching between batch sizes, keeping machine stops few and short is highly important. By introducing CoroTap –XM, Sandvik Coromant is making sure that the potential for maximum productivity is achieved through total machine utilization.

CoroTap –XM reduces the time spent on set-ups and can be used in a range of applications whenever customers need a secure, stable and flexible process. With easily applied cutting data, these taps deliver high productivity and robust machining potential.

Three grade choices

Depending on customer demands, there are three different grade options available in CoroTap –XM to meet almost every requirement across all industry segments, including general engineering, automotive (transfer lines) and subcontracting.

Other drivers behind the development of this innovative product range include the lack of non-optimized cutting data with existing tap generations and the requirement to minimize run-in times for new components. Of course, another advantage of deploying a tap suitable for multiple materials is the associated reduction in tool inventory and costs.

Design innovation

Providing a long and consistent tool life, the spiral flute design of CoroTap T300–XM secures a constant rake angle for continuous cutting processes. Furthermore, high spiral angles ensure excellent chip evacuation. The CoroTap T200-XM has a superior gun nose to help reduce torque and improve thread quality. For this reason, CoroTap –XM can be applied to both through-holes and blind holes to depths of up to 2.5xD. In terms of hardness, the taps are suitable for materials up to 350 HB.

Sandvik Coromant
Sandvik Coromant is a global leading supplier of cutting tools, tooling solutions and know-how to the metalworking industry. With extensive investments in research and development we create unique innovations and set new productivity standards together with our customers. These include the world's major automotive, aerospace and energy industries. Sandvik Coromant has 8000 employees and is represented in 130 countries. We are part of the business area Sandvik Machining Solutions within the global industrial group Sandvik.

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